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Commercial Name: Lotrisone
Active Ingredient: Betamethasone, Clotrimazole
Utilization: Lotrisone inhibits growth of several types of fungi
Available Dosages: 10mg
Lotrisone is an anti-fungal medication which is a lotion or cream and its active components are a combination of two drugs: a steroid (betamethasone) and an antifungal drug (clotrimazole). Clotrimazole inhibits growth of several types of fungi by affecting the process of fungal membranes formation. Betamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid that suppress inflammation as well as the body's immune response.
Lotrisone cream should be gently massaged into the skin and around the area affected by fungi twice a day (morning and evening). Do not use bandage or wrapping over the treated area to avoid excessive absorption of the medication. Treatment of of tinea corporis or tinea cruris should not continue longer than two weeks while one of tinea pedis should not last longer than four weeks.
This medication cannot be used in children younger 17 y.o., in individuals with hypersensitivity to the components of Lotrisone, or to similar steroid and antifungal medications. Cautiousness should be exercised in adults over age 65.
The most common adverse reactions are
stretch marks allergic reactions like hives,
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Misuse or overuse of Lotrisone on wide skin areas can cause disorders such as Cushing's syndrome. Inform your doctor about it. Life treating overdose of Lotrisone is unlikely.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
Medically reviewed by
Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 2.06.2020