General Information on Lotrimin
Lotrimin is indicated for the treatment of ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, and other infections caused by Candida albicans. The generic name of this drug is Clotrimazole. It belongs to a category of drugs known as antifungal agents.
This drug works by killing the infection-causing fungus. You should consult a physician before you buy Lotrimin as it is a prescription drug.
Lotrimin is meant for topical or intravaginal use. The drug is available in form of cream, solution, or lotion. In addition to Clotrimazole, Lotrimin also contains certain inactive ingredients. Different inactive ingredients are used in different forms of this drug. Lotrimin topical cream contains the following inactive ingredients: cetyl esters wax, polysorbate, octyldodecanol, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan monostearate, benzyl alcohol, and water.
Side effects of Lotrimin
Patients who have a known allergy to Clotrimazole should not buy Lotrimin. The use of this topical cream may be unsafe in certain medical conditions. That is why, it is recommended that, before you start treatment, you inform your doctor about your medical history.
The most common side effect of Lotrimin is a mild stinging sensation on and around the area of application. You should consult your doctor if this side effect continues to occur for a long time or become severe.
Other side effects of this drug may include: blistering, peeling, burning, or itching of the skin. In some cases, these side effects may be severe.
In extremely rare cases, Lotrimin may trigger an allergic reaction. If left untreated, sometimes, allergic reactions may lead to serious complications. You should consult your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction after using this drug. Following symptoms mark an allergic reaction: shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, severe itching, skin rashes, swelling of the throat, tongue, or lips, facial flushness, or closing of the throat.
In some patients, Lotrimin may cause other side effects also. When you buy Lotrimin you also receive a patient information leaflet. This leaflet contains all possible side effects that Lotrimin may cause. It is recommended that you read the leaflet to know the complete list of side effects of Lotrimin.
Lotrimin may or may not be safe during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, tell your doctor about it and use this drug only if your doctor approves its use.
Lotrimin is not likely to be absorbed into your bloodstream. That is why the chances of it passing into breast milk are small. However, to be on the safer side, consult your doctor before breastfeeding if you are using this drug.
Dosage of Lotrimin
The dosage of Lotrimin depends on the type and severity of the infection and patient’s response to the treatment. Usually, patients are recommended to apply Lotrimin twice daily on the affected skin area. If no improvement is seen after 1 week of continuous use, you should consult your doctor.
It is possible that Lotrimin may interact with certain drugs, especially those administered topically. Before you commence treatment, inform your doctor about all other drugs that you are taking, including all over-the-counter medicines and cosmetic products. Also, during treatment, consult your doctor before taking any new medication.