clotrimazole and betamethasone, Lotrisone

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

GENERIC NAME: clotrimazole and betamethasone

BRAND NAME: Lotrisone

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Lotrisone is used for the treatment of local fungal infections such as tinea pedis ("athlete's foot"), tinea cruris ("jock itch"), or tinea corporis (fungal infections elsewhere on the body).

WARNING: Growth retardation, intracranial hypertension, Cushing's syndrome and skin atrophy have occurred in pediatric patients.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are:

  • Local redness,
  • stinging,
  • blistering,
  • peeling,
  • swelling,
  • itching,
  • hives, and
  • burning at the area of application.

Other important side effects include:

  • water retention (edema),
  • decreased pigmentation,
  • stretch marks and
  • infection due to bacteria.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/28/2016

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