What is Clotrimazole Cream 1%?
Clotrimazole cream 1% is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections. This means it is useful for treating genital thrush and other fungal skin complaints such as ringworm, fungal nappy rash, fungal sweat rash and athlete’s foot.
It can be used in the treatment of both male thrush and thrush in women.
How does Clotrimazole work?
Clotrimazole is the active ingredient in this yeast infection cream. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that destroys the fungus or yeast that has caused the infection.
It also relieves the irritation, redness and itching of the vulva and head of the penis that are all symptoms of thrush.
How do you use Clotrimazole?
Be sure to follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist when using Clotrimazole cream. You should also read the patient information leaflet in full before taking this medication.
Clotrimazole cream is for external use only. Apply it evenly to the affected area (the head of the penis or the area around the vagina) 2-3 times a day. Your symptoms should begin to improve in a couple of days but you should continue to use the cream for two weeks.
A strip of cream half a centimetre long is enough to treat an area roughly the size of your hand.
How effective is Clotrimazole?
When used as prescribed, Clotrimazole cream is a clinically proven thrush treatment.
You can help to prevent further outbreaks of genital thrush by not wearing tight fitting underwear and clothing and avoiding the use of highly perfumed shower products and soap.
What are the main side effects of Clotrimazole?
Like all medicines, Clotrimazole thrush cream can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Clotrimazole are:
- Itching, burning, and other discomfort
For a full list of Clotrimazole side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Clotrimazole used for?
Clotrimazole cream is an antifungal medication used in the treatment of fungal skin infections including thrush, ringworm and athlete’s foot.