Instruction "Clotrimazole" - familiarization with the drug

"Clotrimazole" is one of the often prescribed synthetic antifungal medicines. It belongs to the group of imidazole derivatives for local (including intravaginal) and external application. "Clotrimazole" is one of the representatives of the pharmaceutical group of antiseptics and antimicrobials. It is available in the form of a vaginal cream, ointment or cream for external use, powder or solution for external use, vaginal tablets or capsules, spray.

In accordance with the instructions for the drug "Klotrimazol" indications for use are: fungal lesions of the mucous membranes and skin (epidermophytia, dermatophytosis, dermatomycosis, trichophytosis, stomatitis, candidymycosis, microsporia, fungal paronychia, fungal interdigital erosion). Also with the help of "Clotrimazole" can be cured: mycoses that have been complications in the course of secondary pyoderma; Vulvovaginitis, candidiasis vulvitis, trichomoniasis, balanitis; Erythrasma, obrubtsevidny, or, as it is called, multi-colored lichen. The drug is also used for the sanation of the birth canal immediately before childbirth.

For more detailed description of the drug, an instruction is attached to it. "Clotrimazole" has some contraindications to the use. These include hypersensitivity, pregnancy (especially the first trimester), as well as the menstrual period (this applies only to vaginal forms). With extreme caution, the drug should be taken during lactation.

When treating "Clotrimazole", there may be some side effects. In order for the buyer to be familiar with them, an instruction is attached to the drug. "Clotrimazole" can cause the appearance of local reactions: swelling, burning, scaling and skin irritation, erythematous eruptions, paresthesia, the appearance of blisters. There may be an allergic reaction in the form of hives or itching. With the introduction of "Clotrimazole" intravaginally as side effects, burning, itching, vaginal discharge, edema and hyperemia of the mucosa, headache, more frequent urination, gastralgia, intercurrent cystitis, pain during sexual intercourse, as well as the sexual partner during sexual intercourse Act may cause a burning sensation in the penis.

The necessary mode of taking and dispensing the drug is described in the instruction. "Clotrimazole" in the form of a cream or ointment should be applied to the affected areas 2-3 times a day for 4 weeks. In this case, apply the cream (ointment) with a thin layer and carefully rub until completely absorbed. If you have mycosis stop, then in order to avoid relapse treatment it is worth continuing for another 3 weeks after all the symptoms of the disease have disappeared. It is important to know that before you lubricate the feet, you should carefully wash them with soap and dry (special attention should be given to the interdigital spaces). In order to cure urogenital candidiasis in the vagina, a pill is injected at night, and the skin of the perineum and the vulva are lubricated with cream. Another form of the release of the drug "Clotrimazole" is a solution. Instruction for the use of the drug recommends that instillation of a 1% solution in the urethra should take an average of 6 days.

Applying this drug, it is necessary to pay attention, whether it is combined with other drugs. Learn this help instructions. "Clotrimazole" does not interact well with such drugs as "Natamycin", "Nystatin" and "Amphotericin B". These three drugs contribute to a decrease in the effectiveness of "Clotrimazole" when they are used simultaneously. It should also be noted that with trichomoniasis treatment should be combined with chemotherapeutic drugs (for example, inside take "Metranidazole"). Patients suffering from liver failure, with the treatment of "Clotrimazole" periodically need to monitor the liver and its functional abilities. If irritation or any signs of hypersensitivity occur, treatment should be discontinued.

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