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Lotrimin AF Cream

Generic name: Clotrimazole Topical [kloeTRIM-azole]
Brand names include: Anti-Fungal Liquid, FungiCURE Pump Spray, Lotrimin Cream for Ringworm (for Her), Lotrimin For Her, Lotrimin Jock Itch, and… Show all 9 brands
Drug class: topical antifungals

What is Lotrimin AF cream?

Lotrimin AF cream is an antifungal that combats infections caused by fungal growth.Lotrimin AF cream (for the skin) is used for treating skin infections like athlete’s foot jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.Lotrimin AF cream can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lotrimin AF Cream

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Lotrimin AF Cream may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor immediately if:

  • Severe blistering on the treated skin
  • Swelling, redness, or oozing;
  • Itching or severe burning is one example of irritation.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


You should read the entire label and package instructions before taking your medicine. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, allergies and medications that you take.

Similar/related drugs

Hydrocortisone topical, clotrimazole topical, ketoconazole topical, terbinafine, miconazole topical, Lamisil, and Westcort

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Lotrimin AF Cream, then it is best not to use the cream.Lotrimin AF cream is unlikely to harm a baby in utero. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while on treatment.It is unknown if Clotrimazole Topical can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. You should tell your doctor if your baby is breastfed.

How to take Lotrimin AF cream?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Do not swallow. Use Lotrimin AF cream only on the skin.You should wash your hands both before and after applying Lotrimin AF cream, unless it is to treat a hand infection.Dry and clean the affected area. Apply a small amount (usually twice a day) of the cream for 2 to 4 weeks.Only cover the area treated if you are told to by your doctor. Avoid bandages and dressings that prevent air circulation. Use a light cotton-gauze dressing to protect clothing.Do not stop taking the medicine before it is completely cleared. You may experience symptoms before the infection has completely cleared. You may increase your chances of a re-infection that is resistant to the antifungal medication if you skip doses.If your symptoms worsen or your condition doesn't improve after four weeks of treatment, call your doctor.Keep away from moisture and heat at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as you recall, apply the missed dose.Skip the missed dose if your next dose is near. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of Lotrimin AF cream are not dangerous. Poison Help can be contacted at 1-800-222-1222 if someone accidentally swallows medication.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medication into your eyes, mouth, nose, or other sensitive areas.Do not use other skin medications to treat the same areas that you have treated with Lotrimin AF cream unless you are told by your doctor.Avoid wearing clothing with tight-fitting synthetic fabrics that prevent air circulation. Clothing made from loose cotton or other natural fibres should be worn until the infection has healed.

Interaction with other drug

Clotrimazole applied topically is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or even inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.