Clotrimazole - DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS
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Clotrimazole Warnings and Dangers
Clotrimazole is prescribed to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients.
Clotrimazole is a generic drug sold under the brand names Lotrisone, Mycelex, Lotrimin, and Fem-Care.
Clotrimazole may cause the following side effects:
- Stomach pain
- Foul-smelling discharge if using the vaginal product
- Upset stomach or vomiting with the lozenges (troches)
- Extreme hair growth
- Skin thinning
- Skin discoloration
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
- Stretch marks
- Hair bumps (folliculitis)
- Vision problems
- Persistent headache
- Increased thirst/urination
- Unusual weakness
- Sudden weight loss
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole or betamethasone; or to other azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole) or corticosteroids (e.g., triamcinolone); or if you have any other allergies.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: immune system problems, poor blood circulation.
It is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable effects that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. Children and those using this drug for an extended time over most of the skin may be at higher risk, especially if they also have serious medical problems such as severe infections, injuries, or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to 1 year after stopping use of this drug.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and tell them that you use (or have used) this medication.
Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially thinning skin.
Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of too much steroid hormone. Though it is unlikely to occur with corticosteroids applied to the skin, this medication may affect growth in children if used for long periods. Monitor your child's height and rate of growth from time to time.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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