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Why it's used

Clotrimazole Topical is used to treat all fungal skin infections such as infection of the vulva and also used with other medicines to treat infection of the vagina. It is also used to prevent reinfection by applying on the penis of the sexual partner. Clotrimazole Topical solution can also be used to treat fungal infections of the middle ear and outer ear. This medicine works by blocking the synthesis of a substance in the cell membranes of fungi. It may lead to functional and structural dysfunction of fungi.
Clotrimazole Topical belongs to a class of medicines called Antifungal. Antifungals are a group of drugs that treat fungal infections of the skin and body, including athlete's foot, fungal nail infections, ringworm, and vaginal candidiasis. These medicines limit the growth of a wide range of fungi by damaging the fungal cell membrane.

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How to use

Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Clotrimazole Topical. Apply this medicine as per your doctor's instructions.

Typical Dosage

Clotrimazole Topical is typically used at the same time every day. There are no known habit-forming tendencies with this medicine.

Talk to Your Doctor

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. Talk to your doctor if skin rash, swallowing problems, breathing problems, swelling of the lips, swelling of the face, swelling of the throat, swelling of the tongue, weakness, feeling dizzy, feeling faint, nausea, redness of the skin, burning of the skin, pain on the affected area, itching of the skin, swelling of the skin, blisters, discomfort, irritation, peeling of the skin, hives, stomach pain, fever, chills, vomiting, and abnormal vaginal discharge.

Use in Children

If you are giving Clotrimazole Topical to a child, be sure to use a product that is meant for use in children. Before giving this medicine, use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the leaflet or product package. Consult with your doctor if the product package does not provide specific information for children.


Store Clotrimazole Topical below or at 25ºC (77ºF) for 10 g tube and solution of Clotrimazole Topical. The 20 g tube does not require any specific storage conditions. Keep this medicine away from children and pets.
Medicines may be given for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Clotrimazole Topical for symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Clotrimazole Topical to others who may have similar symptoms as you. Self-medication can cause harm.

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How to take Clotrimazole Topical

Your dose may depend on several personal factors. You should consult with your doctor to find out the dose that is best for you. The dose of Clotrimazole Topical depends on the following factors:

Clotrimazole Topical Dosage

Dosage for Fungal infections

Adult (infection of vagina or ear)
  • Recommended: A thin layer of Clotrimazole Topical should be applied and gently rubbed to the affected area for 2-3 times daily.

Minimum Age

12 years


Strength: 1 mg/100 mg, 1 mg/1 mg, 5 mg/100 mg, 2 mg/100 mg, 0.01 mg/1 mg, 6 mg/1 ml, 50 mg, 10 mg, 10 mg/1 ml, 0.01 mg/10000 mg, 1.1 mg/115 mg, 1 mg/10000 mg, 1%, 2%, and 10%
Topical Solution
Strength: 10 mg/1 ml, 1000 mg/1 ml, 1 mg/1 ml, and 10 mg
Strength: 10 mg
Aerosol, foam
Strength: 1 mg/100 mg
Aerosol, spray
Strength: 1 ml/100 ml
Strength: 1 mg/100 mg
Strength: 1 mg/1 ml, 1000 mg/100 ml, 1 mg/100 mg, 1 mg/100 ml, 10 mg/1 ml, and 10 mg


What to do if you overdose on Clotrimazole Topical?
In case of accidental orally taken, close supervision should be provided. Stomach emptying should be performed by cleaning out the contents of the stomach if overdose symptoms occur such as dizziness, vomiting or nausea. Stomach emptying should be conducted if sufficient airway provided to the patient.
Symptoms of an overdose of Clotrimazole Topical
If you use too much of this medicine, it could lead to dangerous levels of the medicine in your body. In such cases, symptoms of an overdose may include:
If you think you have overdosed on Clotrimazole Topical, call a poison control center immediately. You can look up the poison control center information from the Poison Center Finder at

Precautions while using Clotrimazole Topical

Before you use Clotrimazole Topical, tell your doctor of your medical and health history including the following:
Before using Clotrimazole Topical, you should see your doctor if you have these symptoms or conditions. In such cases, this medicine may not be the right treatment.
Before you use Clotrimazole Topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine and update your medical records to record this information. Discuss with your doctor if you are allergic to cetostearyl alcohol.

Use when Pregnant

Clotrimazole Topical should be used only when required in patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Supervision of a doctor is necessary when using this medicine in pregnant women.

If Breastfeeding

Consult with your doctor on the use of Clotrimazole Topical during breastfeeding. This medicine may pass into breast milk. A decision should be made whether to discontinue using this medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding taking into account that the benefit of therapy for the woman and breastfeeding child.

If trying to Conceive

Consult with your doctor on the use of Clotrimazole Topical, if you are trying to conceive.


Clotrimazole Topical can make you feel sleepy. Be careful, especially while driving, while using heavy machinery, or when doing any activity that needs you to be completely alert. The consumption of alcohol with Clotrimazole Topical can worsen the sleepiness.

Clotrimazole Topical Side-effects

Rarely, the use of Clotrimazole Topical may cause the following side-effects:
The following severe side-effects may also occur when using Clotrimazole Topical:
  • Severe allergic reactions
    Symptoms: swallowing problems breathing problems
    In this case, call your doctor right away.
  • Skin tissue disorders
    Symptoms: swelling of the skin due to fluid accumulation, severe allergic reaction (erythema), skin rash skin burning
    If this happens, ask your doctor immediately.
  • Immune system disorders
    Symptoms: high blood pressure shortness of breath (dyspnea)
Your doctor has prescribed this Clotrimazole Topical because they have judged that the benefits outweigh the risks posed by side-effects. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side-effects. This is not a complete list of possible side-effects for Clotrimazole Topical.
If you experience side-effects or notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at


Previous Medical Conditions

If the patient had more than two fungal infections of the vagina in the previous six months and the history of a sexually transmitted disease to the patient or patient's partner, medical advice should be taken before using Clotrimazole Topical in such patient. Patients with pregnancy, aged under 16 years or over 60 years and allergy to vaginal antifungal medicines, should seek advice from the doctor before starting treatment.

Medical Conditions

Patients with irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal or vulval ulcers, sores or blisters, vaginal blood-stained discharge, stomach pain, painful urination after using the Clotrimazole Topical, should stop the treatment and take advice from the doctor. Patients using Clotrimazole Topical may experience irritation, redness or swelling, fever or chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or a foul smell from vaginal discharge. In such patients, the treatment should be discontinued.

Cetostearyl Alcohol

The product of Clotrimazole Topical contains cetostearyl alcohol, that may induce skin reactions such as red, itchy rash caused by contact with a substance (contact dermatitis).

External Use Only

These products are not for oral use. In the case of oral ingestion or eye contact, ask your doctor right away or wash it with water immediately and contact with the accident and emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Interactions with Clotrimazole Topical

When two or more medicines are taken together, it can change how the medicines work and increase the risk of side-effects. In medical terms, this is called as a Drug Interaction.
This page does not contain all the possible interactions of Clotrimazole Topical. Share a list of all medicines that you use with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicines without the approval of your doctor.


Clotrimazole Topical may interact with contraceptives, which are used to prevent pregnancy. The use of contraceptives with Clotrimazole Topical may damage latex contraceptives. So, the effectiveness of contraceptives may be reduced. Contraceptives should not be used with Clotrimazole Topical. Patients should take alternative precautions for birth control for at least five days after using Clotrimazole Topical. Avoid vaginal intercourse.


There may be an interaction of Clotrimazole Topical with sofradex, which is used to treat ear infections. The use of Clotrimazole Topical solution with Sofradex ear drops may cause heat reaction.

Expired Medication

Taking a single dose of expired Clotrimazole Topical is unlikely to cause a side-effect. However, please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, if you feel unwell or sick. An expired medicine may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use an expired drug. You are much safer by always keeping a fresh supply of unexpired medicines.

Safe Disposal of Medication

  • If there are disposal instructions on the package, please follow the instructions.
  • If there are medicine take-back programs in your country, you should contact the respective authority to arrange for the disposal of the medicine. For example, in the USA, the Drug Enforcement Administration regularly hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back events.
  • If there are no take-back programs, mix the medicine with dirt and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Throw the plastic bag in your household trash. Separately, remove all personal information including the prescription label from the medicine packaging and then dispose off the container.
  • If specifically indicated on the medicine package that it needs to be flushed down the toilet when no longer needed, perform the required step.
This page provides information for Clotrimazole Topical .
Fungal Infections
Vaginal Diseases
Vulvar Disorders
Ear Infections

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