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Lotrimin AF Powder Spray

Generic name: Miconazole Topical [my-CON-azole]
Brand names include: Aloe Vesta Antifungal (clear), Azolen (antifungal), Baza Antifungal (antifungal), Critic-Aid AF Clear, Cruex Prescription Strength,…show all 63 brands
Drug class: topical antifungals

What is Lotrimin AF Powder Spray?

Lotrimin AF Powder Spray is an antifungal medicine. This medication prevents fungus growth on your skin.Lotrimin AF powder spray (for the face) is used for skin infections like athlete's feet, jock itch (a fungus that discolours skin), ringworm (a fungus that causes skin to turn yellow), and yeast infections.Lotrimin Powder Spray can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lotrimin AF Powder Spray

Seek immediate medical care if you have difficulty breathing, hives or swelling in the lips, face, or throat.

Lotrimin AF powder spray can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe blistering, irritation, or redness of the treated skin.

Lotrimin Powder Spray side effects may include:

  • Itching or peeling skin.

Lotrimin AF powder spray can cause side effects, even though the risk is low.

  • Sore or dry tongue toothache HTML2_ red or swollen gingiva;
  • Changed sense of taste
  • Nausea, diarrhoea,
  • Headache.

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.

Similar/related drugs

Clotrimazole topical, ketoconazole topical, terbinafine, miconazole topical, Lamisil

Warnings

Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, allergies and medications that you take.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to micronazole, then Lotrimin AF powder spray is not for you.

If you have any other medical conditions or concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to use the medicine.

  • You should not use blood thinners such as Warfarin Coumadin Jantoven.

Lotrimin powder spray is not known to harm unborn babies. If you are pregnant, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.The miconazole topically does not pass into breast milk. It is also unknown if the medication could harm a baby who is nursing. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not use this medication without consulting your doctor.

How to take Lotrimin AF Powder Spray?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Do not swallow. Lotrimin Powder Spray should only be used on the skin. This medicine should not be used for open wounds.Lotrimin AF powder spray is not to be used in the vagina or rectum.You should wash your hands both before and after you use this medication, except if your hands are affected by a skin problem.Apply the cream, lotion, spray, or powder as directed. Use the cream, lotion spray, or powder as directed, twice daily, for two to four weeks.Only cover the area treated if you are told to by your doctor. To protect clothing, a light cotton-gauze dressing can be used.You should take this medication as prescribed. You may experience symptoms before the virus has completely been cleared. You may increase your chances of a second infection resistant to antifungal medication if you skip doses.If the infection doesn't clear up within 2 weeks (or four weeks for an athlete’s foot) or appears to be getting worse, call your doctor.Keep away from heat or moisture. When not in use, keep the tube tightly sealed.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon you remember. 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?

For poison assistance, call 1-800-222-1222 or get immediate medical help.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medication into your eyes, mouth, nose, or other sensitive areas.Avoid wearing synthetic clothing that is too tight or restricts airflow. Wear loose-fitting cotton or other natural-fibre clothing until the infection heals.

Interaction with other drug

Miconazole applied topically is unlikely to be affected by other drugs taken orally or injected. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all medications you take, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.