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In this Article
- What is betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- What are the possible side effects of betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- What is the most important information I should know about betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- How should I use betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lotrisone)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lotrisone)?
- What should I avoid while using betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- What other drugs will affect betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to:
- betamethasone (such as Betaderm, Diprolene, Luxiq, Taclonex, Uticort, Valisone);
- clotrimazole (such as Desenex, Lotrimin, Mycelex);
- other topical steroid medications such as alclometasone (Aclovate), clobetasol (Olux, Temovate), desonide (Desowen), desoximetasone (Topicort), diflorasone (Florone, Psorcon), fluocinolone (Capex, Dermotic, Fluonid, Fluorosyn, Synalar), fluocinonide (Dermacin, Lidex), fluticasone (Cutivate), halcinonide (Halog), halobetasol (Ultravate), mometasone (Elocon), triamcinolone (Aristocort, Kenalog); or
- other topical antibiotics such as econazole (Spectazole), ketoconazole (Kuric, Nizoral), miconazole (Cruex, Desenex, Fungoid, Lotrimin, Micatin, Monistat), sertaconazole (Ertaczo), or sulconazole (Exelderm).
Before using betamethasone topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any type of skin infection. You may not be able to use this medication, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether betamethasone and clotrimazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child younger than 17 years old. Children are more likely to absorb the steroid through the skin. Never use betamethasone and clotrimazole to treat diaper rash.
How should I use betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (Lotrisone)?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine.
Shake the lotion form of this medication well just before you use it.
Apply a thin layer of the medication and rub it in completely.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or tight clothing, unless your doctor has told you to.
After applying this medication, allow your skin to dry completely before dressing. Wear loose-fitting clothing while you are treating jock itch. If you are treating athlete's foot, wear clean cotton socks and keep your feet as dry as possible.
Do not use betamethasone and clotrimazole for longer than 2 weeks for jock itch or 4 weeks for athlete's foot, unless your doctor has told you to.
It may take up to 1 or 2 weeks of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your groin symptoms do not improve after 1 week, or if your foot symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube or bottle capped and tightly closed when not in use.
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