Skin infection can be caused by fungi like yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. This medicine is for external application only.
Direction for use
This cream comes as a cream, lotion, powder, and solution to apply to the skin and vaginal tablets and vaginal cream to be inserted into the vagina. Use twice a day (in the morning and evening) for 2 to 8 weeks for skin infections, and once a day at bedtime for 3 or 7 days for vaginal infections.
First thoroughly clean the infected area, allow it to dry and then gently rub the medication in until most of it disappears. Use enough medicine to cover the affected area and wash your hands after applying the medicine.
The vaginal cream or tablets should be applied when you lie down to go to bed. The medicine works best if you do not get up again after applying it except to wash your hands. You may wish to wear a sanitary napkin while using the vaginal cream or tablets to protect your clothing against stains. Continue to use clotrimazole even if you feel well. Do not stop using clotrimazole without talking to your doctor. Continue using this medication during your menstrual period.
Read and follow the instruction on the package and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain if you are not understand. You can use medicine without a prescription If you are using without prescription then use it for 4 weeks for athlete’s foot and 2 weeks for jock itch or body ringworm. If your symptoms do not improve by that time, stop using the medication and consult either a pharmacist or doctor
Side effects of Clotrimazole
Clotrimazole may cause side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
itching, burning, irritation, redness, swelling, stomach pain, fever, foul-smelling, discharge if using the vaginal product, upset stomach or vomiting with the lozenges (troches).