About Clotrimazole 1% Solution

Medication Name Clotrimazole 1% Solution
Type and Form of Medicine Antifungal Solution
What it Does Treats fungal ear infections
Active Ingredients Clotrimazole
Strength 1%
Size 20ml
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What is Clotrimazole 1% Solution?

Clotrimazole 1% Solution is a liquid medication used to treat fungal infections. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. This solution contains clotrimazole as its active ingredient, which helps to eliminate fungi and yeast that cause infections. The solution is typically applied directly to the affected area, making it effective for treating infections in the ear.

What is Clotrimazole 1% Solution used for?

Clotrimazole 1% Solution is primarily used to treat fungal ear infections. These infections can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and discomfort in the ear. By applying the solution, you can reduce these symptoms and eliminate the infection.

Besides treating ear infections, Clotrimazole 1% Solution can also be used for other fungal infections, including:

  • Ringworm
  • Jock itch
  • Fungal skin infections

How does Clotrimazole 1% Solution work?

Clotrimazole 1% Solution works by interfering with the cell membranes of fungi. The active ingredient, clotrimazole, inhibits the production of ergosterol, a key component of fungal cell membranes. Without ergosterol, the cell membranes become weak and leaky, causing the fungal cells to die. This action helps to clear up the infection and relieve symptoms.

Who is Clotrimazole 1% Solution suitable for?

Clotrimazole 1% Solution is suitable for most adults and children who have fungal ear infections. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. You should not use this medication if you:

  • Are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredients in the solution
  • Have a perforated eardrum
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless advised by a doctor

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication to ensure it is safe for you.

How to apply Clotrimazole 1% Solution

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the solution.
  2. Lie down or tilt your head to one side so the affected ear is facing upwards.
  3. Gently pull the earlobe to open the ear canal.
  4. Apply the prescribed number of drops into the ear.
  5. Keep your head tilted for a few minutes to allow the solution to reach the infected area.
  6. Wipe away any excess solution with a clean tissue.
  7. Wash your hands again after applying the solution.

Apply Clotrimazole 1% Solution two to three times a day, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Continue using the solution for at least two weeks, even if symptoms improve, to ensure the infection is fully treated.

Clotrimazole 1% Solution Side Effects

Like all medications, Clotrimazole 1% Solution can cause side effects. Below are some common, uncommon, and serious side effects you may experience.

Common Side Effects

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Mild burning sensation

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Blistering
  • Swelling
  • Peeling of the skin

Serious Side Effects

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing)
  • Severe irritation or burning

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Clotrimazole 1% Solution Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole

Other Ingredients: Propylene glycol, macrogol 400, benzyl alcohol, and purified water.

Important Information

  • Do not use Clotrimazole 1% Solution if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredients in the solution.
  • Do not use if you have a perforated eardrum.
  • Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. If the solution gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not swallow the solution. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.