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Lotrisone Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate/Clotrimazole)and/or alternatives
Lotrisone 0.05%/1% from $0.80 USD/gramLotrisone 0.05%/1%
Marketed as Lotriderm Cream in European Union
Manufactured by: Teva UK Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
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.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.