Generic name: Betamethasone and Clotrimazole Cream [ bay-ta-METH-a-sone-& kloe-TRIM-a-zole ]
Drug class: Topical steroids with anti-infectives
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 19, 2023.
Uses of Lotrisone:
- It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lotrisone?
- If you have an allergy to betamethasone, clotrimazole, or any other part of Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream).
- If you are allergic to Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream); any part of Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lotrisone?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
- Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
- Do not use Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) on the face or underarms.
- This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 17 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
- If you are breast-feeding, do not put Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) right on the nipple or the area right around it.
How is this medicine (Lotrisone) best taken?
Use Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) by mouth. Use on your skin only.
- Keep out of your mouth, nose, vagina, and eyes (may burn).
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- If using on the groin, use a little bit. Do not wear tight clothing.
- Do not use to treat diaper rash or redness. Avoid putting Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) in the diaper area.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
- Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
- Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
- Change in color of skin.
- Thinning of the skin.
- Irritation where Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream) is used.
- Change in eyesight.
What are some other side effects of Lotrisone?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Skin tingling.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Lotrisone?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Lotrisone (betamethasone and clotrimazole cream), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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