Medication, Devices & Supplements


What is clotrimazole?

Clotrimazole (also known as Mycelex or Troches) is a medicine used to treat superficial fungal infections. This medicine is effective against thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth or throat, also known as white mouth. Clotrimazole is prescribed to patients in the form of lozenges.

How do I use clotrimazole and how long will I need to take it?

To effectively use clotrimazole, hold the lozenges in your mouth for 15 to 30 minutes to allow them to dissolve completely. Make sure not to chew or swallow a whole lozenge.

If you miss a dose of clotrimazole, be sure to take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular medicine schedule.

What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Clotrimazole might cause the following side effects:

  • Abdominal cramping or pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting

If any of these side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice any other symptoms that are not listed above, contact your doctor or nurse.

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