Fungiderm (Clotrimazole) for Fungi Infections
Fungiderm (Clotrimazole) for fungi infections
Active ingredient: clotrimazole
A01AB18 – clotrimazole is from the group of local antiseptic and anti-infective solutions. It is prescribed for treating oral infection and ailments of the mouth.
D01AC01 - clotrimazole is from the group of triazole and imidazole extracts. It is applied for treating topical fungi infection.
G01AF02 - clotrimazole is from the group of imidazole extracted anti infective. It is applied in the management of gynecological diseases.
Mechanism of Action
Fungiderm (Clotrimazole) is a widely used antifungal agent which holds to phospholipids located in the cell membrane changing cell wall permeability resulting in a decrease in vital intracellular components.
Absorption: Minor via intact skin (topical); 3 to 10 percent (vaginal).
Metabolism: Hepatic; transformed to dormant metabolites.
Excretion: feces and urine (in the form of metabolites).
Indications and dosage
Fungiderm (Clotrimazole) is used for treating Oropharyngeal candidiasis, fungal otitis externa and skin fungal infections. It may also be prescribed for other ailments not listed above.
for treating Oropharyngeal candidiasis
Adult: A lozenge of fungiderm contains 10 mg of clotrimazole
DOSAGE: Administer a lozenge 4-5 times every day for two weeks.
For prevention in subjects taking immunosuppressant treatment: A lozenge everyday for the duration of immunosuppressant therapy.
for managing fungal otitis externa
Adult: Use Fungiderm 1% topical cream to concerned region.
Treatment Skin fungal ailments
Adult: Use 1% lotion/ cream/solution for a period of 2-3 weeks, might be applied with a 1% clotrimazole powder to avoid reoccurrence.
Fungiderm side effects
Topical uses: Skin rashes, erythema, irritation, stinging; allergic reactions; contact dermatitis.
Oral uses: Gastrointestinal disorders, mental depression, , dysuria, elevated liver enzymes.
Stop using immediately and consult a doctor immediately in case any of these clotrimazole side effects occur.
These may not be the complete list of possible side effects of Fungiderm, consult a doctor for proper information.
Contraindications -Allergic reaction.
Don’t use around the eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush with cold water immediately.
Use with caution in kinds less than 3 years. Pregnancy as well as lactation.
Interacts with other polyene antibiotics.
Storage: Store in normal room temperature away from direct sunlight. Keep away from the reach of children.