Lotrisone

Clotrimazole is an antifungal antibiotic that treats or prevents infection caused by fungus. It has the active ingredient of Betamethasone, which is a topical steroid that reduces itching, swelling, and redness of the skin.The combination of betamethasone and clotrimazole is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete

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. Do not use Lotrisone for longer than 2 weeks for jock itch or 4 weeks for athlete

How to Use Lotrisone Cream

Lotrisone skin cream or lotion should not be used for more than 2 weeks for treatment of tinea corporis or tinea cruris. If there is no clinical improvement after one week of treatment, the diagnosis should be reviewed. Lotrisone skin cream should not be used longer than 4 weeks for treatment of tinea pedis. If there is no clinical improvement after 2 weeks of treatment, the diagnosis should be reviewed. These limits on duration of use are based on the clinical studies that were used by the FDA to approve Lotrisone and concerns that with longer use absorption of betamethasone might be enough to have effects on the body.

Lotrisone skin cream is gently massaged into the affected skin and surrounding area in the morning and evening. The treated skin should not be bandaged, covered, or wrapped in order to avoid excessive absorption of Lotrisone into the body.

Cautions before use?Lotrisone Cream

The cautions, which are to be followed while taking Lotrisone, are as follows:

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole or betamethasone; or to other azole antifungals such as ketoconazole or corticosteroids or triamcinolone or if you have any other allergies.
  • People with a history of poor immune system should avoid using this medicine.
  • People with a history of poor blood circulation should avoid using this medicine.
  • This medication may temporarily slow down a child’s rate of growth if used for long periods.
  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid using this medication.

Lotrisone Cream Side effects

The side effects, which, may rise due to the usage of Lotrisone, are as follows:

  • Acne,
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Skin thinning or discoloration,
  • Stretch marks
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Headache,
  • Swelling ankles and feet
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Vision problems
  • Extreme Dizziness
  • Allergic rashes

Lotrisone Cream Reactions and Overdose

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about all prescribed and nonprescribed or herbal products you are using as it may cause reactions with them.

Lotrisone may be

harmful if swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.

 

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