General Information on Lotrisone Cream
Lotrisone Cream constitutes of two medicines, Clotrimazole and Betamethasone, and is used for treating and preventing fungal infections of the skin such as jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. This drug is meant for topical use only.
Clotrimazole is classified as an antifungal and it works by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing fungus. Betamethasone, a corticosteroid, relives itching, swelling, and redness associated with skin infections.
In addition to Clotrimazole and Betamethasone, the two active ingredients used in the preparation, Lotrisone Cream also contains the following excipients: mineral oil, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, white petroleum, purified water, benzyl alcohol, phosphoric acid, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, and propylene glycol.
You should consult a doctor before you buy Lotrisone Cream as using this medication for unintended medical purposes may be harmful.
Side effects of Lotrisone Cream
You should not buy Lotrisone Cream if you are hypersensitive to one or more of the following:
- Any other steroid drug that is administered topically such as clobetasol, desoximetasone, alclometasone, desonide, fluocinolone, halcinonide, mometasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone, or halobetasol
Any other antibiotic that is administered topically such as sertaconazole, miconazole, econazole, sulconazole, or ketoconazole.
If you experience an allergic reaction after applying this topical cream, stop using it. You should seek medical help if the reaction is severe. Symptoms of severe allergic reaction are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe skin rashes
- Facial flushness
- Swelling of the lips, throat, or tongue
- Trouble swallowing.
Other serious side effects that you may experience during treatment may include:
- Increased hunger
- Increased urination
- Increased thirst
- Depressed mood
- Weight gain
- Severe burning, irritation, redness on and around the treated area
You must inform your doctor if you experience any of the aforementioned side effects after using this drug.
Less serious side effects associated with Lotrisone Cream may include:
- Increased acne
- Mild irritation or itching on and around the treated area
- Thinning or scarring of your skin
- Dry skin
Other side effects are also possible. To know more about the possible side effects of Lotrisone Cream, read the patient information leaflet or consult your doctor.
Lotrisone Cream is listed under pregnancy category C. It may harm a developing fetus. Pregnant women should use this drug only if approved by their doctor.
Lotrisone Cream may be absorbed into bloodstream and enter breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding if you are using this topical drug.
Lotrisone Cream is not meant to treat diaper rashes nor it is meant to be used in adolescents below 17 years of age.
Dosage of Lotrisone Cream
The dosage and treatment period depends on the severity and type of infection that is being treated. Apply a thin layer of Lotrisone Cream on the affected area few times a day or as specified by your doctor.
This drug may take a few days to show results. However, if no improvement is observed in 1-2 weeks, you must consult your doctor. Use of this drug for more than 2 weeks (14 days) is not recommended.
Certain other topical drugs may interact with Lotrisone Cream. Your doctor will advise you about what drugs, if any, you should avoid during treatement with Lotrisone Cream.