BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is a dermatological medication primarily used to treat fungal infections, such as ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis or athlete's foot), ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), and ringworm of the body (tinea corporis). Fungal infection occurs when a fungus invades and affects the tissue on the skin. Symptoms of a fungal infection include skin rash, irritation, redness and scaling of the skin.
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is composed of two medicines: Clotrimazole (antifungal) and Beclomethasone (steroid). Clotrimazole stops the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Beclomethasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids, which blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Thereby, BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE helps treat fungal infections.
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is for topical (for skin) use only. If the medicine gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina, rinse with cold water. BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE may cause common side effects such as itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually overtime. However, if the side effects are persistant, consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you have any allergic reactions to Clotrimazole, Beclomethasone or any other medications. Do not put dressing or bandage on the affected area since it increases the risk of side effects. Please check with your doctor before using BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE if you have adrenal gland problems, cataract or glaucoma, liver disease, and other skin infections. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE.
Fungal skin infection, ringworm infections like tinea pedis or athlete's foot, tinea cruris or jock itch, tinea corporis
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is used to treat fungal infections, such as ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis or athlete's foot), ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), and ringworm of the body (tinea corporis). It consists of two medicines, namely: Clotrimazole (antifungal) and Beclomethasone (steroid). Clotrimazole stops the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Beclomethasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy.
Before using BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE, let your doctor know if have a history of liver diseases, adrenal gland problems, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes or allergic reactions to Clotrimazole, Beclomethasone and other steroid medicines and antifungals. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or are already pregnant and a lactating mother. BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is for external use only, so avoid its contact with the eyes, mouth, or vagina. Notify the doctor if there is no improvement after one week of treatment for tinea cruris or tinea corporis, or after two weeks for tinea pedis. When using BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE in the groin area, patients should use the medication for two weeks only. Prolonged use of BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE may cause hormonal suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar level), and glucosuria (high sugar in urine) in some patients.
Drug-Drug Interaction: BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE may interact with drugs treating HIV/AIDS (ritonavir, cobicistat).
Drug-Food Interaction: No drug-food interactions found/ established.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions to clotrimazole and beclomethasone, have diabetes, liver diseases, cataract, glaucoma, adrenal gland problems, or hormonal problems.
No interaction was found/established. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is a pregnancy category C drug. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are already pregnant before starting BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE.
There is limited data on how BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE affects breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before starting BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE. However, if nursing mothers apply BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE to their breasts for treatment, it is advised to wash the affected area thoroughly before breastfeeding the baby.
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE. However, it is not recommended in patients with severe liver diseases.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE. However, it is not recommended in patients with severe kidney diseases.
BECLOMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE is to be used on children below 12 years of age only when prescribed by the doctor.
Fungal infection: A fungal infection (also called mycosis) is a skin disease caused by a fungus when it invades the tissue.
Tinea pedis or Athlete's foot: It is a fungal infection between the toes due to sweating.
Tinea cruris or Jock itch: A fungal infection in the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks.
Tinea corporis: A fungal infection that can affect any part of the body, excluding hands and feet, scalp, face and beard, groin, and nails.