Crystalline Clotrimazole
Crystalline Clotrimazole

Crystalline Clotrimazole review

Crystalline Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections including ringworm and vaginal candidiasis and is available over the counter in a cream and lotion. Crystalline Clotrimazole is marketed by the brand names Lomitrin and Lomitrin AF. This medication has two main elements: Crystalline Clotrimazole, preventing the growth of fungus, and betamethasone, which reduces the skin edema, pruritus, and redness common among skin infections.


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

Crystalline Clotrimazole is applied directly to the infected area. Before applying the medication, the area should be cleaned and dried. For topper results, patients should use the medication twice a day - in the morning and in the evening.

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

Crystalline Clotrimazole 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 healthcare professional if their condition does not improve after a week for jock itch, and 2 weeks for athlete's foot. Continue to use Crystalline Clotrimazole 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 these persist, patients should immediately notify their healthcare professional.

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

There is a remote possibility that the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream, triggering side effects common among children. These can include unusual tiredness, headache, unexplained weight loss, skin edema of the feet and ankles, increased urination, and blurred vision.


Before taking Crystalline Clotrimazole, patients should tell their healthcare professional if they are allergic to medications such as ketoconazole, corticosteroids, or Crystalline Clotrimazole itself. They should also tell their healthcare professional of their medical history including problems in blood circulation and immune system.

Elderly patients might be more sensitive to Crystalline Clotrimazole due to their thinning skin. Children are also more sensitive to corticosteroid and it can slow the rate of growth of a child.


Healthcare professionals do not inspire Crystalline Clotrimazole for pregnant women unless necessary. Pregnant women should clarify the risks involved and the benefits of Crystalline Clotrimazole before deciding to take this medication.

Crystalline clotrimazole has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of crystalline clotrimazole

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

Generic name: Clotrimazole

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

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