Next we will tell you what Clotrimazole is for, that antifungal drug that you have heard about in so many places.

The clotrimazole is a hero without a cape that lives and fight evildoers like mushrooms, so he is often called antimycotic What word do you mean, so unexpectedly proffered? An antifungal is any medicine that fights the growth of fungi in the body. As you know, dear reader, there are fungi that are good, such as those from the yeast of bread, the fermentation of cheeses, wines or beers, for example; but others damage or cause discomfort to our body, develop diseases, so it is good to eradicate any trace of them in our body. That, in short, is an antifungal.

Where can I get Clotrimazole?

Strictly speaking, we are talking about an over-the-counter drug , which makes it very possible that you can get it at any nearby pharmacy. The way to dose it is varied, but it usually appears as a kind of paste or cream to pass in certain areas. We say usually because, for example, if you have an ear problem, this mentioned substance is usually given, although in the form of medicines with pills, that is, the use of tablets. It can also come in the form of a lotion or solution to apply to the affected site.   We must take special care in its use, because being more or less powerful it could cause inhibition in the potential of other drugs if we take it in parallel.

What is Clotrimazole for?

We are talking about a cream, a solution or lotion and even pills. But what is it for? We are talking about an antifungal drug that is used for those bacterial infections, especially in the vagina, mouth, foot, groin and other areas of the body. For example, if you have ringworm (which is not serious, although it may be embarrassing to say so) Clotrimazole will help fight it and make it disappear. Ringworm is produced by dermatophyte fungi, which etymologically speaking mean plant on the skin. The idea, therefore, is that these bacteria do not develop a whole jungle in the body. Candidiasis, perhaps a little more accepted than ringworm, can also be fought by this drug. Remember that, speaking only of women, 75 percent suffer from this disease at least once in their lives and 45 percent more than once.

How do I use Clotrimazole?

Knowing how to use it will depend on what kind of infection we have, so it is good to follow certain instructionswith the meddling of an expert doctor. Broadly speaking, it must be recognized that if it is a vaginal infection, creams are used that are introduced into the site, which entails its use once a day for three to seven days. The application is carried out a few hours before going to sleep and with the legs well positioned, not to pass the cream in places where it is not necessary to do it (it is better not to carry out any activity afterwards, except wash your hands and you can use a sanitary napkin to cover the area). If you have oral candidiasis, that is, an accumulation of the Candida Albicans fungus in your mouth, it will be used five times a day for 14 days and if you have skin infections, we are talking about an application twice a day (morning and night ) for two to eight weeks in total. In cases of ringworm and body ringworm, a fairly regular infection, it is good to use the medicine for two weeks and four weeks if you have athlete’s foot. As you can see, each case deserves your special attention.

It is important that if we do not understand any instructions in its use, we immediately discuss it with the pharmacist or with our trusted doctor. It is also vital not to use the drug in less quantity, which is equivalent to not achieving the expected result; but neither do it in more. On the other hand, it is not good to vary or play with the days of its application.

And the body? How do I literally use this medicine? Whether it is a solution or lotion or a cream, it is important to clean the affected area well , let it dry later and apply the medicine by rubbing gently and calmly. If you want to have some pattern in those massages, dear reader, you can stop when the vast majority of the Clotrimazole has been absorbed through the skin. What remains later is to wash your hands well , since it can become toxic if we handle food, rub ourselves or third parties for these things.

The tablets deserve a separate clarification, since their use is not conventional. Surely we will think that it is simply enough to send them to the mouth and swallow them, alone if we are brave or with the help of some liquid. But no. In fact, what we have to do is wait for those to dissolve for 15 to 30 minutes. They cannot be swallowed or chewed .

 Are there any precautions when using the antifungal?

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Clotrimazole or any other medications.
  • Inform your doctor or trusted pharmacist that you are taking another medicine, as sometimes loss of effectiveness can be caused by mixing.
  • It is important to remind your doctor if you have ever had alcohol problems , liver disease , immune system problems, diabetes, (HIV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus or (AIDS) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
  • Tell your doctor, if you are a woman, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. It is important to go to the doctor immediately if you have become pregnant at the time or course of consumption of the drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol.
  • It is important to remember the dose so that the effect is always as intended. If you forgot to take it and had a good time, you can perfectly skip that dose. However, do not try to duplicate the intake of the medicine at any time, because of forgetfulness.
  • It is substantive to take into account that side effects can occur when consuming Clotrimazole. They are not recurrent or frequent, but they can happen. What are they broadly speaking? Itching, burning, itching, swelling, redness of the skin, stomach pain, fever, upset stomach or vomiting when using tablets and foul-smelling discharge when using creams in the vaginal area.
  • It is important to keep the medicine away from children and always in tightly closed containers. The ideal temperature is room temperature, therefore we must avoid extreme heat and deep humidity.
  • Whether the medicine is thrown away, because it has already paid off or not, it is always important to learn how to dispose of it. They cannot be flushed down the toilet or thrown into any waste bag, since there are always risks that a child or even an animal, whether pet or not, will consume them. The most effective method will always be to speak with a pharmacist, as there is a drug return protocol or program.
Samantha Robson
 | Website

Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *