This medication is a popular medication when it comes to the treatment of fungal infections of the skin. Some conditions where the medicine is used include Ear infection, athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.
The anti-fungal medication also helps treat fungal infections in the mouth and vagina. It works by disrupting the cell membrane formation of the fungal infection. This eventually causes the fungus to perish.
The drug exists in both topical and oral forms. Both of these are safe to use for children. However, some unforeseen effects may affect pregnant women using the topical form of medicine, as the cream is absorbed under the skin.
How long is the duration of effect?
The amount of time that the medication remains active within the body is unclear. The duration may vary based on the dosage and other variable factors from one person to another.
What is the onset of action?
The exact time for the medication to affect the body is not known. However, the onset of action depends on the dosage of the medicine and the condition being treated with the drug.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Topical forms of clotrimazole are relatively safer during pregnancies. However, you need to stick to the exact instructions of the doctor. Oral forms of the medicine should be avoided during pregnancies, as they can create unforeseen complications with your pregnancy.
Is it habit forming?
The drug does not have any habit-forming properties. However, stick to the dosage instructions while taking this medication, to avoid any unforeseen complications from clotrimazole.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medication should be used in breastfeeding women only if absolutely necessary. Discuss potential risks with your doctor before using the drug, as it may severely affect your baby’s health.
Is It safe with alcohol?
The drug’s interaction with alcohol is unclear. Speak to your doctor if you plan on taking the medicine with alcohol, so that you can avoid any health complications from the same.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As long as the effects of the medicine lasts, it may be best to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery. However, it is safe to drive if you are using topical forms of the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
This medication does not have any known effects on the kidneys. However, consult your doctor if you suffer from pre-existing kidney diseases before consuming the medication.
Does this affect liver function?
The drug does not have any apparent adverse effect on the liver. However, consult your physician if you have a history of liver disorders, so that any potential risks can be avoided.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
You should take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Consult the doctor immediately if you accidentally overdose on the drug. Visit your nearest emergency room for assistance if you accidentally consume the topical form of the medicine.
This medication has both fungistatic and fungicidal actions. It binds to phospholipids in the fungal cell membrane and alters its permeability.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
EthanolUse of Alcohol is not recommended while you are taking this medication. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided and symptoms like mental confusion, drowsiness should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Alcohol’s interaction with the medicine remains unknown. Consult your physician to know whether you can drink alcohol while being on the medication.
Interaction with Others
This medication should be used with caution for people suffering from immunodeficiency syndromes, such as HIV and AIDS. This is because adequate research has yet to be conducted on the efficacy of the drug on these people.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Amphotericin B is the only medicine that is known to interact with clotrimazole. Avoid, the latter medication, if you are already consuming the former medication.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
No information is available regarding the interaction of the drug with foods. Consult your physician to know more.
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