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Clotrimazole Questions

What is clotrimazole and what is the clotrimazole solution?

Clotrimazole is also known as Canesten or Lotrimin which is commonly used to treat fungal infections in both humans and other animals. This antifungal medication commonly treats vaginal yeast infections, ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, and oral thrush.

Clotrimazole solution or dosage forms include creams, throat lozenge, or liquid drops. This antifungal drug can be bought over-the-counter in different solutions but as a throat lozenge it must be prescribed by a doctor. Liquid drops can be used as treatment for fungal infections of the ear whereas the cream form can be used for fungal infections on the skin.

Concerns about this drug may be common among individuals who are considering it. Uncertainties about clotrimazole side effects or how it may affect pregnancy can often lead to questions similar to those answered below by Experts.

What are clotrimazole side effects and what should be done the eye comes in contact with this medication?

Clotrimazole side effects would include hives, skin rash, redness, and stinging, swelling, blistering, itching, or other irritations known to skin. If clotrimazole is accidentally in contact with the eye individuals should rinse their eye with water. Artificial tears are available over-the-counter that can help with comfort. This can cause the eye to become red in color for a few days, but this should not warrant any issues. If however, the condition worsens, an examination may be needed to rule out any lesions or irritations. No side effects are mentioned for accidental insertion into the eyes.

How should oral fluconazole 150 milligrams and clotrimazole cream be administered for a skin fungus?

The fluconazole 150 mg (milligrams) is a capsule that is taken orally. The clotrimazole cream will be applied to the skin. Typically, this treatment (using both medications) will be administered by a single dose of the fluconazole and then continuing with the clotrimazole cream four times a day for up to two weeks or until the symptoms are completely gone. This cream should be applied to the affected area by a clean finger. Additionally, it is important to thoroughly wash the hands after applying the ointment.

Is clotrimazole cream and Co-Amoxiclay safe to use when 15 weeks pregnant?

Clotrimazole may be safe to use at 15 weeks of pregnancy when using it as a topical skin cream. Other drugs and antibiotics during the first three months (first trimester) may be concerning as this is the time when organ formation occurs. Defects will typically occur during the first trimester. Generally speaking, 15 weeks of pregnancy (2nd trimester) is out of the danger zone versus if someone were in the 1st trimester (1-12 weeks)

If clotrimazole was given for a rash but now there is bleeding, what else can be done?

If clotrimazole is helping, the chance on what is being experienced is most likely a fungal infection. This could be difficult to get rid of in moist areas as fungus thrives in moisture. However, it is important to keep this area dry during and after treatment. Clotrimazole is an over-the-counter medication. The fungal infection may need a prescription strength version of this drug. Additionally, any further irritation to the area can worsen the condition.

If clotrimazole is being taken for excessive saliva that is now making the lips and tip of the tongue sore would these be considered side effects?

Individuals should keep in mind the condition being experienced may not be in fact a fungal infection. If it is not then clotrimazole may not be affective as it is used to treat fungal infections. Excessive saliva is not considered a side effect of this antifungal drug.

Having the right kind of information pertaining to clotrimazole can be useful when faced with questions about this drug. Experts can help answer questions about clotrimazole contraindications or when clotrimazole treatment should be stopped. Get your questions answered quickly by asking an Expert.
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