OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Lotrimin (Clotrimazole)
Indication: Lotrimin is used to treat skin infections, including athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm, as well as other fungal skin infections, such as candidiasis.
- Lotrimin is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
- Although Lotrimin is indicated for the treatment of several common skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm, it is also used to treat a less commonly known skin condition known as pityriasis versicolor, also called tinea versicolor, which is a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.
- Lotrimin should be applied to the skin only.
- When applying to the skin, the area should be cleaned and thoroughly dried before application of the cream.
- Lotrimin should be applied so that the medication covers the affected area and some of the surrounding skin.
- Frequency of use: Lotrimin should be applied to the affected skin area twice a day or as directed.
- Adverse effects (AEs): The most common AEs associated with the use of Lotrimin include burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin.
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