What is Lotrisone
is an antifungal medication. Clotrimazole topical prevents
fungus from growing on your skin.
is a topical steroid that reduces itching, swelling, and redness
of the skin.
is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's
foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Lotrisone
Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed
by your doctor even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms
may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to
circulate over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless
otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing
Lotrisone is not approved for
use in children younger than 12 years of age. It must be
used very cautiously, as directed by a doctor, to treat
any child. Children have a much greater response to topical
Avoid getting this medication
in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Who should not use Lotrisone
Do not use Lotrisone if you have had an allergic
reaction to it in the past.
Lotrisone is the FDA
pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether
Lotrisone will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication
without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Lotrisone passes into breast
milk. Do not use Lotrisone without first talking to your
doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years
of age. It must be used very cautiously, as directed by
a doctor, to treat any child. Children have a much greater
response to topical steroid medications.
How should you use Lotrisone Use Lotrisone exactly as directed by your doctor.
If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
hands before and after using this medication.
and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the cream--usually
twice daily--for 2 to 4 weeks.
Use this medication
for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or
as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel
better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is
If the infection does not clear
up, return to your doctor.
Do not use bandages or
dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected
area (occlusive dressings). A light cotton-gauze dressing
may be used to protect clothing.
Avoid getting this
medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Do not share
this medication with others, especially children.
Store Lotrisone at room temperature away from moisture and
If you miss a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose,
skip the dose you missed and apply only the regular amount
of Lotrisone. Do not use a double dose of this medication
unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if you overdose: An overdose of Lotrisone is unlikely to occur. If
you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been
used or that Lotrisone has been ingested, contact an emergency
room or a poison control center.
What should you avoid while using Lotrisone Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that
doesn't allow air circulation. Wear clothing made of loose
cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Possible side effects of Lotrisone Serious side effects of Lotrisone use are not expected.
Stop using Lotrisone and see your doctor if you experience
unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling,
dryness, or irritation of the skin.
other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that
is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Lotrisone
skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness
of Lotrisone. Avoid using other topical medicines at the same