What is clotrimazole?
Clotrimazole (also known as Mycelex or Troches) is a medication used to treat superficial fungal infections. This medication is effective against thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth or throat also known as “white mouth.” Clotrimazole is prescribed to patients in the form of lozenges.
How do I use clotrimazole and how long will I need to take it?
To effectively use clotrimazole, hold the lozenges in your mouth for 15 to 30 minutes to allow them to dissolve completely. Make sure not to chew or swallow a whole lozenge.
If you miss a dose of clotrimazole, be sure to take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular medication schedule.
What are the side effects of clotrimazole?
Clotrimazole may cause the following side effects, which may go away after taking the medication:
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Nausea or vomiting
If any of these side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your physician. If you notice any other symptoms that are not listed above, contact your physician or nurse.
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