Clotrimaderm review

Clotrimaderm is used to treat fungal infections like ringworm and vaginal candidiasis and is available over the counter in a cream and lotion.


Clotrimaderm is marketed as the brand name of Lomitrin and Lomitrin AF. This medication contains two main elements: Clotrimaderm, preventing the growth of fungus, and betamethasone, which reduces the swelling, itching, and redness common among skin infections.

Adults and teenagers take Clotrimaderm to treat their fungal infections. Children under 17 years of age should use this medication.

Clotrimaderm is applied directly on the infected area. Before applying the medication, the area should be cleaned and dried. For best results, patients should use the medication twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening.

Never wrap, bandage, or cover the treated area unless instructed to do so by a physician. Loose-fitting clothes need to be worn after applying Clotrimaderm to the groin area.

Clotrimaderm should not be applied to the eyes, mouth, nose, or inside the female organ. If the medication is accidentally applied to these areas, simply flush the area with lots of water.


Dosage and length of treatment are dependent on the infection being treated. For jock itch, it typically lasts 2 weeks. Athletes' foot is usually 4 weeks. Patients should not exceed 45 grams of cream or 45 milliliters of the lotion in a week.

Patients should consult with their physician if their condition does not improve after a week for jock itch, and 2 weeks for athlete's foot. Continue to use Clotrimaderm until the prescribed treatment period is completed, even if symptoms go away after a couple of days. Stopping abruptly may result in the infection re-appearing.


Some common side effects include burning, stinging, and dry skin. If any of these persist, patients should immediately notify their physician.

Patients may experience rare but severe side effects such as acne, hair bumps, stretch marks, discoloration of the skin, and unexplained growth of hair.

There is also a remote possibility that the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream, triggering side effects common among children. These may include unusual tiredness, cephalalgia, unexplained weight loss, swelling of the feet and ankles, increased voiding, and blurred vision.


Before taking Clotrimaderm, patients should inform their physician if they are allergic to medicaments such as ketoconazole, corticosteroids, or Clotrimaderm itself. They should also tell their physician of their medical history such as problems in blood circulation and immune system.

Elderly patients may be more sensitive to Clotrimaderm due to their thinning skin. Children, meanwhile, are more sensitive to corticosteroid and it can slow the rate of growth of a child.


Physicians do not commend Clotrimaderm to pregnant women unless necessary. Pregnant women should clarify the risks involved and the benefits of using Clotrimaderm before deciding to take this medication.

Clotrimaderm has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of clotrimaderm

 Molecular formula of clotrimaderm is C22H17ClN2
 Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-[(2-chlorophenyl)-diphenyl-methyl]imidazole
 Molecular weight is 344.837 g/mol
 Clotrimaderm available : 10mg tablets

Generic name: Clotrimazole

Brand name(s): Canesten, Canestine, Canifug, Chlotrimazole, Cimetidine, Cimitidine, Clotrimazol, Crystalline Clotrimazole, Empecid, FemCare, Gyne lotrimin, Gynix, Lotrimin, Lotrisone, Mono-baycuten, Mycelax, Mycelex, Myclo, Mycosporin, Mykosporin, Neo-Zol, Trimysten, Veltrim

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