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
Proper Use of This Medicine
clotrimazole to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas, and rub in
Keep this medicine away from the eyes
When clotrimazole is used to treat certain types of fungus infections of
the skin, an occlusive dressing (airtight covering, such as kitchen plastic
wrap) should not
be applied over the medicine.
To do so may cause irritation of the skin. Do not apply
an occlusive dressing over this medicine unless you have been directed to
do so by your doctor
To help clear up your infection completely, it is
very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment
, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Since fungus
infections may be very slow to clear up, you may have to continue using this
medicine every day for several weeks or more. If you stop using this medicine
too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses
Dosing - The dose of topical clotrimazole will be different
for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or
the directions on the label
. The following information includes only
the average doses of topical clotrimazole. If your dose
is different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so:
The number of doses you use each day, the time allowed
between doses, and the length of time you use the medicine depend on the medical
problem for which you are using clotrimazole
dosage forms (cream, lotion,
Fungal infections (treatment):
Adults and children - Use two times a day, morning and evening.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Keep the medicine from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.