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Each Mycelex® Troche contains 10 mg clotrimazole [1 -(o-chloro-a,a-diphenylbenzyl) imidazole], a synthetic antifungal agent, for topical use in the mouth.
Chemical Formula: C22H17CIN2
The troche dosage form is a large, slowly dissolving tablet (lozenge) containing 10 mg of clotrimazole dispersed in dextrose, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and magnesium stearate.
What are the possible side effects of clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche)?
Stop taking clotrimazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Side effects are not likely to occur with clotrimazole. Continue to take clotrimazole and talk to your doctor if you experience
- nausea or stomach upset,
- itching, or
- an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or...
What are the precautions when taking clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
Before taking clotrimazole lozenges, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole; or to other azole antifungal drugs (e.g., ketoconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease.
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. Consult your doctor before...
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/26/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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