Clotrimazole Side Effects
Some side effects of clotrimazole may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to clotrimazole: lozenge/troche
Along with its needed effects, clotrimazole may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Some side effects of clotrimazole may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
Note: Some of the side effects, such as abdominal or stomach cramping or pain or diarrhea, usually occur only when the medicine is swallowed
- Abdominal or stomach cramping or pain
- nausea or vomiting
- unpleasant mouth sensations
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to clotrimazole: oral lozenge, topical cream, topical lotion, topical powder, topical solution, vaginal cream with applicator, vaginal kit, vaginal tablet
Gastrointestinal side effects have been reported rarely. These have included stomach upset, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Dry mouth or taste alterations have also been reported.
Hepatic side effects have included mild transient elevations in liver function tests. These have included elevated SGOT levels (15%) in patients in clinical trials.
Dermatological side effects have included pruritus.
More clotrimazole resources
- clotrimazole Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- clotrimazole cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- clotrimazole Mucous membrane, oral Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Clotrimazole Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Clotrimazole Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Clotrimazole Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
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