Clotrinex Uses

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What is Clotrinex?

Clotrinex is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.

Clotrinex (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.

Clotrinex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Clotrinex indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Clotrinex Cream: Clotrinex cream is an antifungal cream used to treat skin infections caused by dermatophytes, fungi, yeasts, moulds, etc [eg, athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm of the body, cutaneous candidiasis (candida infection of the skin which may occur in diaper areas in babies, in armpits, groins or areas under the breasts)], pityriasis versicolor (commonly called white spots).

Clotrinex cream can also be used for erythrasma (a skin infection caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium minutissimum and usually affects areas with skin folds eg, the groin, armpits, between toes).

Clotrinex cream can also be used for female fungal infections of the vaginal area. It can also be used in males where inflammation is present in the penis, caused by yeast fungi (Candida vulvitis and Candida balanitis).


Topical Powder:

Skin infections caused by fungi (eg, dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds) is treated with an antifungal product (eg, Clotrinex cream).

Clotrinex powder may be used as an adjuvant to the previously mentioned treatment or as a follow-up treatment (prevention of reinfection) of the previously mentioned fungal infections (dermatomycoses) and erythrasma.

How should I use Clotrinex?

Use Clotrinex as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Clotrinex.

Uses of Clotrinex in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Clotrinex is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, ear and skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, thrush, or otitis externa (inflammation of outer ear).

Clotrinex description

Each gram of cream and topical powder contains clotrimazole 0.01 g.

Clotrinex Cream is odourless, can be washed off and does not stain.

Clotrinex dosage

Clotrinex Dosage

Generic name: clotrimazole

Dosage form: Troche for


Oral Administration

The information at is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Clotrinex® Troches are administered only as a lozenge that must be slowly dissolved in the mouth. The recommended dose is one troche five times a day for fourteen consecutive days. Only limited data are available on the safety and effectiveness of the clotrimazole troche after prolonged administration; therefore, therapy should be limited to short term use, if possible.

For prophylaxis to reduce the incidence of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients immunocompromised by conditions that include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or steroid therapy utilized in the treatment of leukemia, solid tumors, or renal transplantation, the recommended dose is one troche three times daily for the duration of chemotherapy or until steroids are reduced to maintenance levels.

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Clotrinex interactions

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Simultaneous administration of Clotrinex with amphotericin B, nystatin, natamycin activity of clotrimazole decreases.

Clotrinex side effects

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Applies to Clotrinex: topical cream, topical lotion, topical solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Clotrinex (the active ingredient contained in Clotrinex). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking Clotrinex, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Clotrinex contraindications

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Clotrinex Cream: Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole, cetostearyl alcohol or to any other components of Clotrinex Cream.


Topical Powder:

Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole or to any other components of Clotrinex Powder.

Active ingredient matches for Clotrinex:

Clotrimazole topical

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
CLOTRINEX 2% GEL 1 tube / 20 GM gel each (Inex Medicaments Pvt Ltd)$ 1.19

List of Clotrinex substitutes (brand and generic names):

CLOTRIN AC 1% EAR DROP 1 packet / 5 ML ear drop each (NuLife Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.89
CLOTZIN 11.3% CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Ajanta Pharma Ltd)$ 0.73
CLOZOL GM OINTMENT 1 tube / 10 GM ointment each (Syncom Formulations I Limited)$ 0.23
CZSON 1% W/W CREAM 1 tube / 20 GM cream each (Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd)$ 0.57
CZSON 1% DUSTING POWDER 1 packet / 100 GM dusting powder each (Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd)$ 1.05
Czson 1% w/w Dusting Powder (Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd)$ 1.14
Defungin P 1% w/w Cream (Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.25
DEFUNGIN-P 1% CREAM 1 tube / 10 GM cream each (Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.25
DEWAX AF DROP 1 packet / 5 ML drop each (Vanguard Therapeutics Pvt Ltd)$ 0.38
EPICANIL DUSTING POWDER 1 packet / 75 GM dusting powder each (Nippon Seiyaku Pvt Ltd)$ 14.40
Solution; Topical; Clotrimazole
GLOCAN CREAM 1 tube / 20 GM cream each (Glowderma Labs Pvt Ltd)$ 0.69
Cream; Topical; Vaginal; Clotrimazole 1% (Schering-Plough)
Tablet; Oral; Vaginal; Clotrimazole 100 mg (Schering-Plough)
Tablets; Oral; Vaginal; Clotrimazole 100 mg (Schering-Plough)
Infa-V 10% Cream (Lark Laboratories Ltd)$ 1.15
ITCH CARE CREAM 1 tube / 12 GM cream each (Kiwi)$ 0.22
ITCH GUARD CREAM 1 tube / 12 GM cream each (Paras)$ 0.81
ITCH GUARD CREAM 1 tube / 25 GM cream each (Paras)$ 1.07
ITCH GUARD CREAM 1 tube / 5 GM cream each (Paras)$ 0.19
ITCH GUARD CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Paras)$ 0.81
ITCH GUARD cream 25g (Paras)$ 0.84
Itch Guard 0.5% w/w Cream (Paras)$ 0.92
Itchgo NA Cream (Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.13
ITCHGO / ALEMBIC CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.13
ITCHNIL CREAM 1 tube / 20 GM cream each (Cipla Ltd)$ 0.22
KIVZOLE 1% CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Kivi Labs Ltd)$ 0.73
KIVZOLE POWDER 1 box / 100 GM powder each (Kivi Labs Ltd)$ 1.23
Kivzole 1% w/w Cream (Kivi Labs Ltd)$ 0.73
Kivzole NA Powder (Kivi Labs Ltd)$ 1.23
LOTRIDREM CREAM 1 tube / 10 GM cream each (Fulford India Ltd)$ 0.87
Cream; Topical; Clotrimazole 1% (Schering)
Lotion; Topical; Clotrimazole 1% (Schering)
Solution; Topical; Clotrimazole 1% (Schering)
Lotrimin cream 10 mg/g (Schering)


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