Generic Name:- Clotrimazole 1 % w/w
Manufactured By:- National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Clotrimazole has a broad antimycotic spectrum of action in vitro and in vivo, which includes dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds, etc
Dose and Direction of Use
The cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected area 2 – 3 times daily and rubbed in gently
- If the feet are infected, they should be thoroughly washed and dried, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.
- Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections, or for at least two weeks for candidal infections.
- There is no separate dosage schedule for the young or elderly.
Mode of Action
Clotrimazole acts against fungi by inhibiting ergosterol synthesis. Inhibition of ergosterol synthesis leads to structural and functional impairment of the fungal cytoplasmic membrane.
For the treatment of:
- All dermatomycoses due to moulds and other fungi (e.g. Trichophyton species)
- All dermatomycoses due to yeasts (Candida species). These include ringworm (tinea) infections (e.g. athlete's foot), paronychia, pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma and intertrigo.
- Skin diseases showing secondary infection with these fungi.
- Candidal nappy rash, vulvitis and balanitis
Do not use the cream to treat nail or scalp infections.
Precautions and Warning
Clotrimazole can be used during pregnancy, but only under the supervision of a physician.