Ointment Clotrimazole - antifungal topical, which effectively combats thrush. It is prescribed for the treatment of fungal diseases etiotrop.
The active ingredient in the ointment clotrimazole acts. AT 1 g of drug contained 10 mg of active substance. Clotrimazole is white in color and firm texture. Effect of the drug is aimed at suppressing the growth and reproduction of fungi. Under the influence of the ointment changes the permeability of cell walls, which leads to fungal cell death.
Besides, Clotrimazole has fungicidal and fungistatic activity. The greatest activity it shows against staphylococci and streptococci, yeast and molds.
The advantage of the drug is, it almost does not penetrate into the blood and quickly absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin.
According to the instructions for use, Clotrimazole ointment should be applied for the treatment of such diseases:
- pityriasis versicolor;
- nail fungus;
- fungal lesions stop.
Also, the drug is used in gynecological practice for the prevention of candidiasis and other fungal infections of repeated, which may occur after prolonged use of antibiotics or with reduced immunity.
Clotrimazole produced not only in the form of an ointment, but in the form of vaginal tablets, cream and gel.
Buy ointment clotrimazole can be without a prescription from a doctor. Its price ranges 50-240 rubles. Clotrimazole produced in Russia.
How to apply ointment?
women ointment should be applied after shower on the dry part of the skin with a thin layer 2-3 times a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of fungal disease, place of defeat and severity of infection. For ringworm treatment course lasts on average 1 month, pityriasis versicolor - 20 days. Treatment of fungal diseases of the feet may be delayed until 1,5 of the month, until all symptoms disappear completely.
note! If a positive result of the treatment is not over 4 weeks of daily use ointment, the patient must pass re-analysis, and the doctor will choose a new regimen.
Men with candidiasis and other fungal infections on the genitals should be rubbed ointment into the foreskin and glans penis at least 2 once a day.
What is better to choose - a cream or ointment?
Clotrimazole ointment recommended for pathologies, characterized by increased dryness and flaking of the skin. These include:
- inguinal fungus;
- pityriasis versicolor;
- some cases of candidiasis smooth skin.
If a patient is concerned oozing inflammation, it is better to apply the cream, since it has drying effect.
This drug is contraindicated?
The instructions given, clotrimazole ointment is contraindicated in hypersensitive to the components of the drug, and women in the I trimester of pregnancy. With caution and strictly according to prescription medication can be used in lactation period.
In rare cases, an ointment for thrush in women may cause the following side effects:
- skin irritation;
If a side effect is not pronounced, the treatment is not necessary to interrupt clotrimazole.
Clotrimazole can replace such analogs:
It is a medicament in the form of a cream, having antifungal activity and belonging to the group of imidazole derivatives. It is prescribed for fungal diseases of the skin and mucous membranes, candidiasis and pityriasis versicolor.
The active ingredient in the formulation is clotrimazole. It inhibits the activity of yeasts and molds, so it is often used for candidiasis.
As ointment clotrimazole, Amiklon forbidden to treat pregnant women.
Price Amiklona - 60-80 rubles. Country of origin - Russia.
Pimafutsin - an antifungal drug, the active component is natamycin - a natural antibiotic. It is prescribed for vulvovaginal candidiasis, fungal lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, caused by prolonged treatment with antibiotics or corticosteroids, as well as complex therapy with systemic fungal disease.
Release the drug in the form of a cream, vaginal suppositories and oral tablets.
Unlike clotrimazole, Pimafutsin licensed for use for women during pregnancy. In order to prevent this it is recommended to use the drug before birth. This reduces the risk of infection by the fungus Candida baby during passage through the birth canal.
The price of the drug - 320-520 rubles. Pimafutsin released in the Netherlands.
Kanizol - antifungal drug on the basis of clotrimazole, for the treatment of mycotic skin lesions, colored lichen, fungal infections of hairy body parts and urogenital candidiasis.
Release preparation in cream form and the tablets to be administered to the vagina.
Canison contraindicated for women at the I and II trimester. Vaginal tablets are approved for use prior to delivery. During lactation the drug should be used only under medical supervision.
Canison price ranges 80-450 rubles. Country of origin - India.
Miconazole is prescribed for a variety of fungal skin and mucous membranes. The active component therein is miconazole. It has an antifungal action and belongs to the group of imidazole derivatives.
Unlike clotrimazole, which can be used for the treatment of children over 2 years old, Miconazole is contraindicated in children younger than 12 years old. It shows a variety of toxic medications.
Price Miconazole - 300-350 rubles. Produce the drug in Ukraine.
The drug is based on miconazole, having antifungal activity. It is intended for the treatment of diseases, caused by yeasts and dermatophytes. The advantage is that Daktarin, that it does not affect the composition of the vaginal microflora. The drug is quickly removes itching and burning, perniciously affecting the fungus.
Daktarin produced in the form of a cream, gel, vaginal suppositories and spray-powder. Unlike clotrimazole, the drug has more contraindications, among which:
- children under the age of 12 years old;
- endocrine disorders;
- renal or liver failure;
- hypersensitivity to the components;
- II and III trimester of pregnancy.
Daktarin price ranges 1500-2000 rubles. Country of origin - Belgium.
Imide - antifungal, rendering protivoprotozoynoe and antibacterial effect. Is produced in the form of a cream and vaginal tablet. Active component in the preparation is clotrimazole.
Assign imide fungal skin diseases, stomatitis, kandidoznom vulyvite and trichomoniasis.
As clotrimazole, Imide is contraindicated in pregnant women in the I trimester.
The price of the drug - 300-350 rubles. Imide released in India.
Kanesten - antifungal drug on the basis of clotrimazole. It is active against molds and yeast.
Kanesten discharged in the form of vaginal tablets, sprays and suppositories. It is effective for the treatment of infections, Sexually Transmitted, caused by Candida and other pathogens.
The drug is banned for use for children under 12 years old, as well as during menstruation.
Price Kanestena - 120-750 rubles. Produce medication in Germany.
Eugene, 32 of the year. My acquaintance with clotrimazole was held a year ago, when I went to the pool. There I picked up a fungus on the inside of the thigh. The pharmacist at the pharmacy, at my request has advised one of the cheapest drugs, it just turned out to be an ointment clotrimazole. after 3 day of the regular lubrication of the affected area, I noticed an improvement. It was less pronounced redness, stopped itching. Among the shortcomings would like to note that, that after the second application I had a burning sensation, but after a while it ceased to bother me.
Natalia, 50 years old. A month ago I began to notice in his underwear abundant white discharge and odor, also bothered by itching and burning. I went to the gynecologist, which after examination diagnosed me thrush. By my request, he wrote me one of the low-cost drugs, namely ointment clotrimazole. It must be applied 3 twice a day after washing. The first improvement I had on the first day of treatment. Itching virtually disappeared, discharge fewer. I took a full course of treatment, after which I lacked all the symptoms of thrush. Side effects of the drug did not cause, so feel free to recommend that all women of clotrimazole.
Stanislava, 28 years old. All pregnant women suffer from candidiasis. Always had a white discharge from the vagina and itching unbearable outside. The gynecologist has appointed me ointment clotrimazole 1%. Apply it was necessary to not less than 2 once a day. The drug is delivered me from itching, without causing any side effects. Standing ointment is cheap and can be found at any drugstore. One tube was enough for me for the entire course. I advise you during the treatment to wear panty liners, because the ointment is not absorbed and leaves greasy stains on laundry.
Maria, 42 of the year. Once I saw her on foot a small spot. Pain was not, but I felt the itch. I was not happy with, so I decided to smear the stain with iodine. But it turned out even worse, skin peeled, as the after burn, and the place did not want to heal. Then I began to read the reviews of people, who had such a problem. Many praised the ointment clotrimazole. I also bought the tool and remains satisfied. Apply the ointment on the affected area several times a day and after 5 days the skin has recovered and gained the previous form.