Pronunciation: (byoo-TEN-ah-feen HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide)Class: Antifungal agent
Trade Names:Lotrimin Ultra- Cream 1%
Trade Names:Mentax- Cream 1%
Appears to inhibit biosynthesis of the ergosterol component of fungal cell membranes.
Indications and Usage
Interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot); tinea corporis (ringworm); tinea cruris (jock itch); tinea (pityriasis) versicolor caused by susceptible organisms.
Dosage and AdministrationTinea PedisAdults and Children 12 yr of age and older
Topical Apply to affected and surrounding area(s) twice daily for 7 days or every day for 4 wk.Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, and Tinea (Pityriasis) VersicolorAdults and Children 12 yr of age and older
Topical Apply every day for 2 wk.
- For topical use only. Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.
- Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips, and mucus membranes.
- Apply enough cream to cover affected area(s) and the immediately surrounding skin and gently massage cream into skin.
Store at controlled room temperature or in refrigerator (41° to 86°F). Keep tube tightly capped.
None well documented.
Laboratory Test Interactions
None well documented.
Worsening of condition, burning, stinging, itching (1%).
Category B .
Safety and efficacy in children younger than 12 yr of age not established.
- Advise patient that medication is applied topically to skin lesions every day or twice daily.
- Teach patient proper technique for applying cream: wash hands; ensure that area to be treated is dry; apply a thin film of cream to cover affected area(s) and immediately surrounding skin areas; gently massage into skin; wash hands after applying medication.
- Advise patient that improvement may take several days to weeks to occur and to continue applying the medication for entire treatment time recommended by health care provider.
- Instruct patient to notify health care provider if improvement is not noted after the end of the treatment period, or sooner if condition worsens.
- Caution patient not to cover treated areas with bandages or dressings unless advised by health care provider.
- Advise patient that if an application is missed to not try to make it up but to return to normal application schedule as soon as possible.
- Warn patient to avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.
- Advise patient that if cream comes in contact with the eyes to wash eyes with large amounts of cool water and to contact health care provider if eye irritation persists.
- Advise patient that local stinging, burning, itching, and redness are most common adverse reactions and to notify health care provider if they become bothersome.
- Advise patient to stop using the medication and contact health care provider if severe skin reactions occur (eg, blistering, swelling, oozing).
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