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Lotridrem Information

Lotridrem, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Thrush. Lotridrem also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Lotridrem depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Lotridrem can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lotridrem are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Lotridrem has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Lotridrem's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lotridrem related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Lotridrem are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Lotridrem may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lotridrem is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Lotridrem Benefits & Uses

Lotridrem is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lotridrem Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Lotridrem Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lotridrem safe for pregnant women?


    There are no side effects of Lotridrem in pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Lotridrem safe during breastfeeding?


    Lotridrem does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lotridrem on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Lotridrem on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lotridrem on the Liver?


    Lotridrem is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lotridrem on the Heart?


    You can take Lotridrem without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Lotridrem with Other Drugs

Lotridrem should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Mild



Lotridrem Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lotridrem unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lotridrem

  • Is this Lotridrem habit forming or addictive?


    Lotridrem is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Lotridrem does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Lotridrem should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Lotridrem is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Lotridrem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lotridrem


    It is safe to take Lotridrem with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lotridrem


    Taking Lotridrem with alcohol has not been seen to have harmful effects. However, please be careful if you do so.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Lotridrem

Question about 5 years ago

Can Lotridrem be used on the face ?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, ideally Lotridrem can't be used on the face but please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Lotridrem?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Lotridrem is a brand name of clotrimazole. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called antifungal. It is used to treat antifungal infections such as tinea corporis (fungal infection of the skin or scalp known as ringworm), tinea cruris (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals known as Jock itch), tinea pedis (fungal infection between the toes also known as athlete's foot), cutaneous candidiasis (skin and nail fungal infection), tinea versicolor (discolored patches of skin), and vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection of the vagina).

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lotridrem antibacterial ?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Lotridrem is an antifungal drug. It is used to treat antifungal infections such as tinea corporis (fungal infection of the skin or scalp known as ringworm), tinea cruris (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals known as Jock itch), tinea pedis (a fungal infection between the toes known as athlete's foot), cutaneous candidiasis (skin and nail fungal infection), tinea versicolor (discolored patches of skin), and vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection of the vagina).

Question over 5 years ago

How does Lotridrem work?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Lotridrem inhibit the fungal cytochrome P450 enzyme lanosterol 14- demethylase and thus block ergosterol synthesis leading to membrane abnormalities in the fungus. It kills the fungus by destroying its cell membrane.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Lotridrem safe to use?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Lotridrem is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the dermatologist. However, few side effects are observed such as localized irritation with stinging and burning sensation.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 763,792

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