About Clotrimazole 1% Cream
|Clotrimazole 1% Cream
|Patient Information Leaflet
What is Clotrimazole 1% Cream?
Clotrimazole 1% Cream is an antifungal medication used to treat skin infections caused by fungi, including ringworm. It contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which directly combats the fungi causing the infection.
What is Clotrimazole 1% Cream used for?
Clotrimazole 1% Cream is primarily used to treat ringworm, a common fungal infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin. Besides ringworm, the cream is also effective against other fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and yeast infections.
How does Clotrimazole 1% Cream work?
Clotrimazole 1% Cream works by inhibiting the growth of fungi. It interferes with the cell membranes of the fungi, causing them to leak essential components, which eventually leads to their death and eradication of the infection.
Who is Clotrimazole 1% Cream suitable for?
Clotrimazole 1% Cream is suitable for adults and children over the age of two with a fungal skin infection. However, it may not be suitable for people who are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredients in the cream. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
How to apply Clotrimazole 1% Cream
- Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly.
- Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and rub it in gently.
- Repeat this process two to three times a day, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
You should apply Clotrimazole 1% Cream regularly, ideally at the same times each day, to ensure its effectiveness. Continue using the cream for at least two weeks after the symptoms have cleared to prevent the infection from returning.
Buy Clotrimazole 1% Cream online from a UK pharmacy
You can buy Clotrimazole 1% Cream online from our online ringworm treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.
Clotrimazole 1% Cream Side Effects
Like all medications, Clotrimazole 1% Cream can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Common Side Effects
- Burning sensation
Uncommon Side Effects
Serious Side Effects
- Severe allergic reaction
For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
Clotrimazole 1% Cream Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole
Other ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.
- Do not use Clotrimazole 1% Cream if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
- Do not use the cream on your face unless advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.
- Stop using the cream and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of a severe allergic reaction.