What Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is used for and how to use it
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Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream – Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Actavis
Country: United States
Condition: Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis
Class: Topical steroids with anti-infectives
Form: Cream
Ingredients: Clotrimazole, Betamethasone Dipropionate, Cetereath-30, Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Stearyl Alcohol, White Petrolatum

What is Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?

Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is a medication used on the skin to treat fungal infections of the feet, groin and body, as diagnosed by your doctor. Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream should be used for fungal infections that are inflamed and have symptoms of redness and/or itching. Talk to your doctor if your fungal infection does not have these symptoms. Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream contains a corticosteroid. Notify your doctor if you notice side effects with the use of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream (see “What are the possible s ide effects of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?” below). Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is not to be used in the eyes, in the mouth, or in the vagina.

How does Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream work?

Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is a combination of an antifungal agent (clotrimazole) and a corticosteroid (betamethasone dipropionate). Clotrimazole works against fungus. Betamethasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid, is used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, and other discomforts of fungal infections.

Who should not use Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?

Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is not recommended for use in patients under the age of 17 years. Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is not recommended for use in diaper rash.

Patients who are sensitive to clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate, other corticosteroids or imidazoles or any ingredients in the preparation should not use Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream.

How should I use Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?

Gently massage sufficient Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day, in the morning and evening. Treatment for 2 weeks on the groin or on the body, and for 4 weeks on the feet is recommended. The use of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream for longer than 4 weeks is not recommended for any condition. Prolonged use of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream may lead to unwanted side effects.

What other important information should I know about Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?

  1. This medication is to be used for the full prescribed treatment time, even though the symptoms may have improved. Notify your doctor if there is no improvement after 1 week of treatment on the groin or body or after 2 weeks on the feet.
  2. This medication should only be used for the disorder for which it was prescribed.
  3. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped.
  4. Other corticosteroid-containing products should not be used with Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate without first talking with your physician.
  5. Any signs of side effects where Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is applied should be reported to your doctor.
  6. When using Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream in the groin area, it is especially important to use the medication for 2 weeks only, and to apply the cream sparingly. You should tell your doctor if your problem persists after 2 weeks. You should also wear loose-fitting clothing so as to avoid tightly covering the area where Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream is applied.
  7. This medication is not recommended for use in diaper rash.

What are the possible side effects of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream?

The following side effects have been reported with topical corticosteroid medications: itching, irritation, dryness, infection of the hair follicles, increased hair, acne, fragile blood vessels, sensitization (local reactions upon repeated applications of product), change in skin color, allergic skin reaction, skin thinning, and stretch marks. In children, reported adverse events for Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream include slower growth, Cushing’s syndrome (a type of hormone imbalance that can be very serious), and local skin reactions, including thinning skin and stretch marks. Hormone imbalance (adrenal suppression) was demonstrated in clinical studies in children.

Can Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream be used if I am pregnant or plan to become pregnant or if I am nursing?

Before using Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Also, tell your doctor if you are nursing.

How should Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream be stored?

Store at 25°C (77(F); excursions permitted to 15(-30(C (59(-86(F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

General advice about prescription medicines

This medicine was prescribed for your particular condition. Only use Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream to treat the condition for which your doctor has prescribed. Do not give Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream to other people. It may harm them.

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream that is written for health professionals.

Call your doctor for medical side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.