"Clotrimazole" is prescribed for fungal skin diseases and mucous membranes, mycosis, ringworm, genital infections, microsporia, tinea versicolor shingles, candidiasis (thrush). For the treatment of thrush, localized on the genitals, it is better to use vaginal tablets or cream. With the defeat of the skin or nails, it is recommended to use the drug in the form of a solution. "Clotrimazole" works as follows: it destroys the membrane of the causative agent of the disease, the fungi become unviable. The drug is poorly absorbed through the mucous membranes and through the skin, so it has only local effect.
Vaginal tablets or suppositories "Clotrimazole" for thrush, apply once a day for 6 days. They enter deeply into the vagina in the supine position. Better to do it in the evening before bed. If necessary, in coordination with the physician re treatment. Before using the solution "Clotrimazole" wash with soap and water and wipe dry parts of the body affected by yeast infection and then apply a drug. During treatment, wear clothes made from natural fibers. When Candida balanitis or Candida vulvitis, use candles, tablets simultaneously with the cream "Clotrimazole". Apply solution or cream several times a day on the affected area for one to two weeks.
"Clotrimazole" effective in the acute form of thrush, to treat chronic forms of the disease additionally prescribe another drug in tablets for oral administration (e.g., fluconazole). While the use of efficiency "Clotrimazole" reduces "Nystatin", "Amphotericin b", "Natamycin". Do not use the drug for the treatment of thrush in the first three months of pregnancy. With care, strictly according to indications, it is used in the second and third trimesters and in lactation. Nursing mothers are contraindicated to apply the gel to the breast.
While using the cream "Clotrimazole" may appear swelling, irritation, burning or flaking skin, itching, rashes, the appearance of urticaria or blisters. After use vaginal tablets, suppositories may cause burning, itching, swelling of the mucous membrane, gastralgii, headache. Sometimes frequent urination, vaginal discharge, recurrent cystitis develops, you may receive pain during sexual intercourse.
"Clotrimazole" is sold without a prescription. The drug should be stored in a dry, dark place at temperature 15-25oC. The term of validity is three years.
Advice 2: How to apply the ointment "Clotrimazole" for thrush
"Clotrimazole" - antibacterial and antifungal medication. The ointment used in skin diseases, superficial candidiasis, etc. is Available in the form of tubes in a cardboard box.
Ointment "Clotrimazole" for thrush should be applied in a thin layer in the vagina once a day for three days. If candidiasis is chronic, the drug should be applied three times a day. Before applying it is necessary to conduct hygienic procedures. The ointment should be rubbed gently in a circular motion. An exemplary dose of 5 g. Duration of therapy of chronic yeast infection is defined by the doctor. During treatment should abandon sexual intercourse. At the same time the ointment is necessary to treat the partner. For the treatment of drug twice a day applied on the foreskin and the glans penis. The duration of treatment is 7 days.
When symptoms of irritation or hypersensitivity reaction, treatment should be stopped. If after a course of therapy is not coming effect, you should confirm the diagnosis. The drug causes such side effects like burning sensation, itching, swelling, peeling, irritation and allergic reactions. Overdose drug in the local application is unlikely. Doctors are allowed to use the drug during II and III trimesters of pregnancy and with caution during lactation. Ointment is contraindicated in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and if you are sensitive to clotrimazole and auxiliary substances of the drug.
"Clotrimazole" is also prescribed for fungal skin diseases, fungal infections of feet and skin folds. Ointment effectively treats pityriasis versicolor, superficial candidiasis, erythrasma and mycoses complicated by secondary pyoderma. The product is recommended for diseases caused by fungal, foliar pathogens and dermatophytes. Do not apply the ointment to the skin around the eyes.
Efficiency "Clotrimazole" reduce the drugs on the basis of nystatin, natamycin and amphotericin. When applying with other drugs medicinal properties of the ointment are not lost. For therapy balanta and candidal vulvitis is used only 1% "Clotrimazole". From the pharmacy the drug is available without a prescription. Additionally, the drug is produced in such dosage forms like cream, powder, solution, capsule, spray, and vaginal tablets.
Patients who used to treat their ailments ointment "Clotrimazole", note its low cost, availability and efficiency. They also complain of too long a course of treatment odor of the ointment and poor absorption of the drug.