clotrimazole and betamethasone, Lotrisone

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GENERIC NAME: clotrimazole and betamethasone

BRAND NAME: Lotrisone

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Lotrisone is a cream or lotion consisting of a combination of the drugs clotrimazole and betamethasone. Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal drug related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. Betamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid that is used topically on the skin. Corticosteroids suppress inflammation as well as the body's immune response.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Cream or lotion: 1% clotrimazole and 0.05% betamethasone

STORAGE: Lotrisone can be stored at room temperature, cream at 2-30 C (36-86 F) and lotion at 15-30 C (59-86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: 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).




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