GENERIC NAME: clotrimazole
BRAND NAME: Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex
DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Lotrimin, Mycelex
PRESCRIPTION: Yes, for some brands and/or preparations
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Clotrimazole is used for the treatment of local fungal infections due to Candida albicans, including the following:
- vaginal yeast infections ,
- oral thrush,
- tinea versicolor,
- tinea pedis ("athlete's foot"),
- tinea cruris ("jock itch") or
- tinea corporis.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly noted side effects associated with clotrimazole include:
- local redness,
- hives, or
- burning at the area of application.
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