Clotrimazolum GSK is an over-the-counter antifungal cream for topical application to the affected skin. The active substance of the drug is clotrimazole, which has a wide range of antimicrobial activity – it kills most of the fungi that cause infections in humans. After topical application of Clotrimazolum GSK cream to the skin, clotrimazole penetrates the epidermis, inhibiting the growth and division of fungal cells, and changes the activity of microbial cell membranes, especially against yeasts and dermatophytes.
Clotrimazolum GSK can be used for many fungal skin infections, including mycoses of the hands and feet, yeast infections of the skin and mucous membranes of the external genitalia (labia, foreskin and glans), as well as tinea versicolor.
The duration of treatment with Clotrimazolum GSK cream depends on the type of infection, usually it is 2 to 4 weeks with the use of the cream 2 or 3 times a day.
Clotrimazolum GSK cream is used in the topical treatment of:
- Mycoses of the skin: hands and feet, thighs, and legs, caused by the dermatophytes Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum and Microsporum canis;
- Dandruff tinea caused by Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum orbiculare or Pityrosporum ovale);
- Yeast infections of the skin and mucous membranes of the external genitalia (labia, foreskin and glans), caused by Candida vulvitis or Candida balanitis.
Active substance: Clotrimazolum
The active substance is clotrimazole. 1 g of cream contains 10 mg of clotrimazole.
The excipients are: cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, synthetic oligo, benzyl alcohol, purified water.
Clotrimazolum GSK cream is intended for topical application to the skin.
The cream should be applied in a thin layer to the affected areas 2 or 3 times a day.
The drug should be applied simultaneously to all infected areas.
Duration of treatment with Clotrimazole GSK:
The drug should be used for a period of 2 to 4 weeks, even if the symptoms of the disease disappear. Failure to do so may cause the infection to recur.
If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days of using the drug, you should consult your doctor again.
Allergy (hypersensitivity) to the active substance – clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of the drug.
Clotrimazolum GSK is a white cream.
The medicine is packaged in an aluminum tube containing 20 g of cream, placed in a cardboard box.
Clotrimazolum cream is not recommended for use around the eyes. It must not be swallowed.
All areas that may be affected should be treated at the same time.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding
Avoid using the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Clotrimazole is excreted in breast milk, therefore breast-feeding should be stopped during treatment with Clotrimazolum GSK.
The pharmaceutical form, method of administration, poor absorption of the drug after topical administration make
it impossible to overdose the drug administered topically.
Following accidental oral administration the following symptoms may occur: dizziness, nausea,
vomiting. If clinical signs of overdose occur, treatment should be symptomatic.
Clotrimazolum GSK and drug interactions
Clotrimazole applied topically to the mucous membranes of the external genitalia may damage latex barrier contraceptives (condoms and IUDs) and thus reduce their effectiveness. Therefore, other contraceptive measures should be used during treatment with Clotrimazolum cream and for at least 5 days after its completion. Please contact your doctor about choosing an alternative method of contraception.
With an unknown frequency the following may occur:
- allergic reactions (such as hives, shortness of breath, too low blood pressure, fainting)
- itching, rash, blisters, peeling skin, feeling pain or discomfort, burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, erythema.
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