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(clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate) Cream, 1%/0.05%
Important information: LOTRISONE cream is for use on skin only. Do not use LOTRISONE cream in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
What is LOTRISONE cream?
- LOTRISONE Cream is a prescription medication used on the skin (topical) to treat fungal infections of the feet, groin, and body in people 17 years of age and older. LOTRISONE Cream is used for fungal infections that are inflamed and have symptoms of redness or itching.
- LOTRISONE cream should not be used in children under 17 years of age.
Before using LOTRISONE cream, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LOTRISONE cream will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if LOTRISONE cream passes into your breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-thecounter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take other corticosteroid medicines by mouth or use other products on your skin or scalp that contain corticosteroids.
What should I avoid while using LORTISONE cream?
LORTISONE cream should not be used to treat diaper rash or redness. You should avoid applying LORTISONE cream in the diaper area.
How should I use LOTRISONE cream?
- Use LOTRISONE cream exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.
- Use LOTRISONE cream for the prescribed treatment time, even if your symptoms get better.
- Do not use more than 45 grams of LOTRISONE cream in 1 week.
- Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Wear loose-fitting clothing if you use LOTRISONE cream in the groin area.
- Do not use LOTRISONE cream on your face or underarms (armpits).
- For treatment of fungal infections of
the groin and body:
- Apply a thin layer of LOTRISONE cream to the affected skin area 2 times a day for 1 week.
- Tell your healthcare provider if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.
- Do not use LORTISONE cream for longer than 2 weeks.
- For treatment of fungal infections of
- Apply a thin layer of LOTRISONE cream to the affected skin area 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
- Tell your healthcare provider if the treated skin area does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment. Do not use LOTRISONE cream longer than 4 weeks.
- Wash your hands after applying LOTRISONE cream.
What are the possible side effects of LOTRISONE cream?
LOTRISONE cream may cause serious side effects, including:
- LOTRISONE cream can pass through your skin. Too much LOTRISONE cream passing through your skin can cause your adrenal glands to stop working. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check for adrenal gland problems.
The most common side effects of LOTRISONE cream include burning, tingling, rash, swelling, and infections.
These are not all the possible side effects of LOTRISONE cream.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA1088.
How should I store LOTRISONE cream ?
- Store LOTRISONE cream at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20° C to 25°C).
- Keep LOTRISONE cream and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of LOTRISONE cream.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about LOTRISONE cream that is written for health professionals. Do not use LOTRISONE cream for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give LOTRISONE cream to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
What are the ingredients in LOTRISONE cream?
Active ingredients: clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate
Inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol as a preservative, ceteareth-30, cetyl alcohol plus stearyl alcohol, mineral oil, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, and white petrolatum
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/1/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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