Clotrimazole belongs to the class of medications called antifungals. It is used to treat most vaginal yeast infections. Clotrimazole works by killing the overgrowth of yeast that is causing the infection. The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection should start to improve within a few hours after starting this medication, but it may take as long as a week for the symptoms to go away completely.
Usage / Dose Instructions
Clotrimazole vaginal cream or tablets should be inserted high into the vagina once daily (preferably at bedtime) using the applicator(s) provided for 1, 3, or 6 days, depending on the specific product being used. Insert the applicator gently and deeply into the vagina, then slowly depress the plunger to release the tablet or instill the cream. A thin layer of the topical cream or vaginal cream can be applied to the vaginal area for relief of external symptoms 1 to 2 times daily as needed, as long as symptoms persist, for up to 7 days.
active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 500 mg. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, cellulose microcrystalline, lactic acid, maize starch, crospovidone, calcium lactate pentahydrate, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal anhydrous and hypromellose. (20 mg/g)
Most people do not have any side effects while taking this medicine.