Clotrimazole is generally used in treatment of the treatment of fungal infections.
How to use
Clotrimazole is meant for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For directions before use, please check the label. Clean and dry the affected area before application and do not rub.
How it works
Clotrimazole is a drug thats antifungal. It makes the condition better by destroying the fungal cell membrane resulting in the fungi to die.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Clotrimazole a steroid/ used for thrush/ good for ringworm/ good for toenail fungus? Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and not a steroid. It is used for treating thrush, ringworm. It may be used for toenail fungus; however its efficacy in this case is not completely established. It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Is Clotrimazole available over the counter? Yes, Clotrimazole cream is available over the counter. But if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, talk with a physician before using Clotrimazole
Q. Is Clotrimazole better than miconazole? Although Clotrimazole and miconazole are different drugs, they work in similar ways. Both are used for treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite these similarities, they are often used in different parts of the body and they have different active ingredients and so cannot be compared. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. Check with your doctor for more details
Q. Is candida a steroid/ curable/ contagious/ a STD/ dangerous/ curable/ a steroid cream/ infection dangerous? Candida is a yeast, a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Individuals with Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some settings immunocompromised people can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection is curable but if not treated early it can result in a serious infection
Q. Is canesten hydrocortisone for thrush? Canesten HC cream contains two active ingredients, Clotrimazole (antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts) and hydrocortisone (corticosteroid medicine that is applied to the skin to relieve the symptoms of inflammation). It is used to treat vaginal thrush.
Your doctor has prescribed Clotrimazole to cure your infection and improve symptoms.Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
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