Brand Names : Lotrimin AF Cream, Lotrimin AF Lotion, Lotrimin AF Solution, Lotrimin Cream, Lotrimin Lotion, Lotrimin Solution, Mycelex Cream, Mycelex Solution, Canesten Cream, Canesten Solution, Canesten Solution with Atomizer, Clotrimaderm Cream, Myclo Cream, Myclo Solution, Myclo Spray Solution, Neo-Zol Cream
Before Using This Medicine
If you are using this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For topical clotrimazole, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to clotrimazole. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - Clotrimazole has not been studied in pregnant women
during the first trimester (3 months). However, clotrimazole used vaginally
during the second and third trimesters has not been shown to cause birth defects
or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether topical clotrimazole passes
into the breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small
amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who
are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with
Children - This medicine has been tested in children and, in
effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems
than it does in adults.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of topical clotrimazole in the elderly with use in other age
groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems
in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other topical prescription or nonprescription
(over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of