Empecid review

Empecid is used to treat fungal infections including ringworm and vaginal yeast infections and is useable over the counter in a cream and lotion. Empecid is marketed by the brand names Lomitrin and Lomitrin AF. This medicament has two main elements: Empecid, preventing the growth of fungus, and betamethasone, which reduces the swelling, itching, and redness common among skin infections.


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

Empecid is applied directly to the infected area. Before applying the medicament, the area should be cleaned and dried. For best results, patients should use the medicament twice a day - in the morning and in the evening.

Do not 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 Empecid to the groin area.

Empecid should not be applied to the eyes, mouth, nose, or inside the female organ. If the medicament is gets on these areas, simply flush the area with lots of water.


Dosage and length of treatment depend on the infection being treated. For jock itch, it is typically 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 need to 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 Empecid until the prescribed treatment period is over, even if symptoms go away after a couple of days. Stopping abruptly can result in the infection re-appearing.


Common side effects include burning, stinging, and dry skin. If these persist, patients should immediately notify their healthcare professional.

Rare but severe side effects include acne, hair bumps, stretch marks, discoloration of the skin, and unexplained growth of hair.

There is a slim possibility that the medicament is absorbed into the bloodstream, triggering side effects common among children. These include unusual tiredness, headache, unexplained weight loss, swelling of the feet and ankles, increased micturition, and blurred vision.


Before taking Empecid, patients should tell their healthcare professional if they are allergic to medicaments such as ketoconazole, corticosteroids, or Empecid 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 Empecid 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 recommend Empecid for pregnant women unless necessary. Pregnant women should clarify the risks involved and the benefits of Empecid before deciding to take this medicament.

Empecid has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of empecid

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

Generic name: Clotrimazole

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

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