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Lotrisone

What is Lotrisone

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. Clotrimazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Betamethasone is a topical steroid that reduces itching, swelling, and redness of the skin.

Lotrisone is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

Lotrisone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

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 (preferably cotton).

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 steroid medications.

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.

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 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.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean 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 completely healed.

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 heat.

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.

Side effects 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

Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of Lotrisone. Avoid using other topical medicines at the same time.

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