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clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Adult Skin Problems Slideshow Pictures Ringworm Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ Gallery of Skin Problems Pictures GENERIC NAME: clotrimazoleBRAND NAME: Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, DesenexDISCONTINUED BRANDS: Lotrimin, Mycelex

PRESCRIPTION: Yes, for some brands and/or preparations

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Clotrimazole is used for the treatment of local fungal infections due to Candida albicans, including the following:

vaginal yeast infections , oral thrush, tinea versicolor, tinea pedis ("athlete's foot"), tinea cruris ("jock itch") or tinea corporis.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly noted side effects associated with clotrimazole include:

local redness, stinging, blistering, peeling, swelling, itching, hives, or burning at the area of application.

Other side effects include nausea and vomiting, which may be caused by the oral forms.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2016

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