Clotrimazole Cream is a topical treatment for clearing fungal infections. It contains the active ingredient, Clotrimazole, and works by preventing the growth of fungus.
An effective, fast-acting topical ointment, Clotrimazole 1% Cream can be purchased for over-the-counter and without a prescription.
Clotrimazole is a popular, effective antifungal ingredient. When applied to the infected area, it prevents the fungi from producing a substance called Ergosterol. This is an essential part of the fungal cell membrane and this disruption will cause holes to appear. These holes cause the fungal cells to leak out, killing the fungi.
How to apply Clotrimazole 1% Cream:
Caution before using Clotrimazole 1% Cream:
Care clotrimazole cream is for external use only. There is a possibility that clotrimazole cream may damage latex (rubber) condoms and diaphragms (caps) and so make them ineffective at preventing pregnancy and STIs. If you are using this cream to treat the vagina or penis you should use an alternative method of contraception for at least five days after using the cream, or preferably avoid having sex until after the infection has cleared up. Remember that having sex while you still have the infection is likely to transmit the infection to your partner, who could then transfer it back to you.
If your sexual partner also has symptoms of thrush it is important that they are treated at the same time as you to prevent you being re-infected. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further advice. If symptoms persist despite treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
The safety of this medicine when used during pregnancy has not been specifically studied. However, it has been used by a large number of women during pregnancy without any apparent harmful effects. As with all medicines, you should consult your doctor or midwife before using this medicine during pregnancy.
This medicine is not significantly absorbed into the bloodstream from the skin and it is highly unlikely that any of the medicine will pass into breast milk. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding. If you do use this medicine while breastfeeding you should not apply it to the breasts before giving a feed, to avoid it being accidentally ingested by the nursing infant.
Possible side effects whilst using Clotrimazole 1% Cream:
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Clotrimazole 1% Cream contains: