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Lotrimin AF

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?

Lotrimin is an antifungal medicine. This medication prevents fungus growth on your skin.Lotrimin AF is used for skin infections such as athlete's feet, jock itch (a fungus that discolours the surface of the skin), ringworm, and yeast infections.Lotrimin AF can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lotrimin AF

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 may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

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

Lotrimin AF can cause the following side effects:

  • Itching or peeling skin.

Lotrimin AF 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.

Warnings

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.

Before you take this drug

Lotrimin AF should not be used if you have an allergy to micronazole.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 AF 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?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Do not swallow. Lotrimin AF should only be applied to the skin. This medicine should not be used for open wounds.Lotrimin AF should not be used in the vagina or rectum.You should wash your hands both before and after you use this medication, unless it is to treat a skin problem on your hands.Apply the cream, lotion, spray, or powder as directed. Use the cream, lotion spray, or powder as directed, twice a day, 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 athlete’s foot) or it seems to be getting worse, call your doctor.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. When not in use, keep the tube tightly sealed.

What happens if I miss the dose?

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

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

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 fibres to keep the infection at bay.

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 the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.