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Clotrimazole topical User Reviews & Ratings

Brand names: Lotrimin AF Athlete's Foot Cream, Canesten, Clotrimazole-3, Lotrimin AF Jock Itch Cream, Canesten 3, Clotrimazole-7, FungiCURE Pump Spray, Gyne-Lotrimin, Femcare, Canesten 1, Desenex Antifungal Cream, Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream, Trivagizole 3 Canesten 6 Day Pessary Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Day …show all brand names

Clotrimazole topical has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 31 reviews on Drugs.com. 82% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 11% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Clotrimazole topical

  • Cbear
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 5, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’ve been having yeast infections ever since high school & ever since I got pregnant it’s gotten worse, off and on. It’s super frustrating!!! And not to mention my husband hates it LOL Ive tried Monistat and never went away. This Clotrimazole cream definitely works. I recommend it to EVERYONE. After the first night I had relief and all my gross discharge came out all in one. And I don’t have to wear a pad throughout the day anymore. My life has changed forever! Super good 10/10 recommend."

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  • ZedEss
  • July 6, 2021

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’m in my late 20’s. I had the worst case of yeast infection I’d ever experienced. It was so bad down there! Stinging, swelling, burning. I was given fluconazole single capsule for the first part (twice) which didn’t help at all. Then prescribed some cream which provided relief for like 10 minutes before the itching and burning started again. It got to a point I was terrified to use the bathroom and would end up in tears whilst peeing! I was then put on Macrobid antibiotics (twice a day for 3 days). These didn’t make a difference at first. I didn’t have any side effects but they didn’t seem to work. 3 days later I used a pessary with the Clotrimazole cream before bed. I used the cream 3 times the following day too. No discharge but a day later I felt a difference. The stinging had gone down. I could walk & sit without as much discomfort and the horrible feeling when peeing had eased too. I definitely think the cream did the job."

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  • Jen
  • February 25, 2020

Gyne-Lotrimin (clotrimazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I also preferred gyne-lotrimin when treating a yeast infection. It provides relief without the awful burn of Monistat cream. I asked my gynecologist why when I tried the one day treatment I felt like it was burning me. She told me it is because if you use the 1 day cream versus the 3 or 7 day treatment cream, it kills off the yeast faster and when the yeast is killed it releases a toxin that burns like that. So that’s why the shorter the treatment the more you can expect to get that awful burning sensation. Sadly, for some reason, GyneLotrimin and it’s generic seems to have disappeared from stores where I live. Once in the past the pharmacist ordered it for me, or I found you can buy the generic version of it on Amazon."

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  • December 12, 2012

For Cutaneous Candidiasis "My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with Ring Worm. Her pediatrician prescribed her this medicine. It stopped the itch within minutes, and it started to fade in a short few days. My husband got Athletes Foot, so he used the cream and it was gone in 2 days. We make sure we always have a tube on hand. Highly recommended!"

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  • Girllll
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 18, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "the clotrimazole vaginal has been my holy grail for yeast infections! Currently pregnant so I couldn’t take the usual diflucan pill. Tried Monistat 7 with horrible itchy and burning. Tried Walgreens clotrimazole 7 and felt relief in the first day! Definitely recommend!"

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  • June 4, 2016

For Tinea Corporis "After 2 months,5 doctors and 2 dermatologist $3000 in medical bill, $300 for prescriptions, $200 over the counter meds and various herbal remedies,Clotrimazole came to the rescue.Facial ringworms spread down the left side of my face driving me crazy causing major pain right in the Midst of me starting my business.Health care in America has gone to HELL."

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  • Momsof
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 6, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I have been dealing with severe yeast infections for months, on and off. I never wanted to use another cream after having a terrible reaction to monistat that burned like crazy. However, I went to Walgreens and bought a 7 day trial of clotrimazole and after ONE use I feel amazing! Clotrimazole is the answer to my yeast infections. I will never buy another product. I was so skeptical to ever insert another cream onto me but this worked instantly."

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  • Jbano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 24, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I had reoccurring yeast infections due to pregnancy. I tried Monistat and it burned me so bad, went to the dr and they prescribed me terconazole twice which didn’t help either. So finally I bought this and my symptoms were relieved in one night. I couldn’t be happier!"

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  • Cano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 29, 2019

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "Please use the clotrimazole instead of monistat! Save yourself the money, pain and time! found it at Walgreens and it started working immediately! Love it already! will continue to use this product for my yeast infections!"

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  • MissM...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • February 18, 2021

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "It's a very strange medication. Sometimes it's very effective, sometimes the side effects make it feel worse, and sometimes you can't even tell if it's working. It only "cures" what's being caused by a more complex imbalance from antibiotic use. It also depends on how your body works and reacts to different things. I prefer it over that dreadful Monistat because it doesn't burn as much... My best advice to any lady is listen to your body first. This is still a Drug. If you have frequent infections there it could be telling you something you might not understand yet."

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  • Anonymous
  • April 26, 2019

Gyne-Lotrimin (clotrimazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I always preferred to use this Gyne-Lotrimin instead of monistat 7. Monistat 7 causes horrible itching but I never got the same those problems from Gyne Lotrimin. It's unfortunate that it's seems harder to find where I live."

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  • Davea...
  • August 4, 2016

For Tinea Cruris "Over a large number of years I have endured the cyclic breakouts of skin itch. I have been treated and prescribed by Doctors to no avail and have given up only to endure again many times. This stuff works. I think it is a topical vaginal cream, which I am without, so I use it on my feet and groin. It releaves the itch on contact, which by itself is a godsend, but when combined with a cortisoid type cream starts to reduce the affected skin areas within days. I am very hopeful it will eradicate this scourge once and for all. I have been treating with this for about 10 days now and will run out of this prescription on the 17th. Back to the doctor for an update and...Whats next. My outlook is very positive at this point. Can't say thank you enough"

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  • Emeto...
  • February 19, 2018

Clotrimazole-3 (clotrimazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I have Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) so I was too afraid to take the Fluconazole my GP prescribed me.. after trying all sorts of stuff, including the misery that is Miconazole, this finally cleared it up, overnight! However, I did have horrible Diarrhea the next morning AND cramps/flank pain... definitely worth it, though."

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  • Burnb...
  • May 16, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I'm very sensitive, so my dr prescribed compounded clotrimazole: clotrimazole in petrolatum; no other ingredients. 5-alarm vaginal fire! My labia are swollen and purple. In so much pain, I'm having trouble sleeping. So disappointed."

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  • TTAMSF
  • December 24, 2017

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "For 20 years I kept getting yeast infections, got miconazole, lived thru 7 nights of hell since the miconazole movement in the vagina woke me up constantly, wait a month, and repeat. The miconazole would clump up during the night and drop in a lump In the morning. I got clotrimazole by mistake in a small pharmacy. I was pretty pissed that it cost me twice the miconazole and had only 1 applicator for the 7 nights. After 1st use I noticed my sleep wasn’t effected and no clumping whatsoever AND the itching was gone with 1 use!! By the 3rd night the infection was totally gone. Cltrimazole stays put and creamy and works 24/7. It is the best cream ever. I am never going back and I google every medication now!"

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  • elln
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 22, 2023

For Tinea Corporis "l landed in the ER with a massive chest skin infection received from an infected loop recorder implant. The germ was guessed at, and l was treated for three possible conditions: bacterial, fungal, and viral. (cultural showed nothing!). I was given this to put on a burning, extreme itching, tender, and skin bubbling pain spreading from a small spot near the bottom of my chest to my throat and armpit. Putting this 1% solution on was like throwing gasoline on a fire! Other people report it soothed. Really? The pain was unbelievable, and if l had not been able to wash it off, l would have considered suicide, and l do not say that in jest. We still don’t know what is happening as the typical “ringworm” circles were only partial circles on the periphery of the larger mass. Will see an infectious disease specialist and dermatologist coming up. Various antibiotics have not fully worked…."

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  • Bean
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 1, 2022

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I was one if those who tried Monistat 7 and had to have an icepack on my hooch for 3 hours. Horrible burning but on top of that I had an allergic reaction and swelled up like a balloon. Tried baking soda baths and did not work. I was desperate and going to try this cream n if that failed I was ready to try vineger baths. Good news, I put a small test portion on my hooch of Clotrimazole 7 and felt instant relief on that spot. Tried the rest and omg it's much more tolerable. The relief is pretty quick. I'm going to shove it down there tonight and see if it works. So Far So Good. I am able to move around without wanting to cry."

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  • Freeb...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 19, 2015

For Tinea Versicolor "Extremely effective treatment for tinea versicolor. Spots have not returned in over 1 year even in humid summer weather. This medication works very well in combination with selenium sulfide which you can find in head and shoulders extra strength shampoo or selsun blue shampoo. Wet affected area, Apply shampoo, let dry, then rinse off. Set 10 minutes a day for this. The results will show"

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 12, 2023

For Tinea Cruris "Took 45 days to cure.....had to have pharmacist override initial script and purchase another as the first tube of 45g which was suppose to last 30 days, only lasted 12 days. Upon the 3rd day of usage, I went from nearly a full tube to less than half a tube due to the tube being filled mostly with air! I've read that other users have had this problem as well. I contacted Glenmark and provided all the information needed. I was told that they would have a resolution and get back to me in 45 days. We're at 62 days and no outreach by Glenmark after I've contacted them twice. I filed form 3500 on line with the FDA 2 days ago. Glenmark apparently has encountered several processing problems over the past couple of years of which the FDA has filed against them. This is just another."

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  • AZ lady
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 13, 2022

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "This medication worked well for me, but the tube and applicator were a nightmare. I could barely get the tube screwed on, took several tries, each time. And then the cream refused to come into the applicator. There seemed to be some air in the tube, and I could NOT get it out. Bad mechanics!"

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  • TJJ
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 23, 2022

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "This cream helped not only relieve the symptoms of a yeast infection but also kill the fungal infection that causes it. I was prescribed this cream coupled with fluconazole and within days my yeast infection was gone. If I ever happen to have another flare up I will be using this cream ASAP."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 4, 2023

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’ve had a horrible yeast infection back to back with this pregnancy. It caused me to have sleepless nights. My doctor prescribed clotrimazole 7 mg and it works wonders. I’m only on day 2 and I went from crying in pain to not having to sit in the tub every other hour. Highly recommend."

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  • PainI...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • April 28, 2023

"Clotrimazole is the generic name for Clotrimaderm. (In a cream) I use this for hemorrhoids. I have anxiety-induced diarrhea. Some days I have had to use the toilet over five times. I'm very careful when trying to empty my bowels. I gave myself a prolapsed hemorrhoid once. (They hurt!) Unfortunately squeezing 3-5 times a day I developed small hemorrhoids. Sometimes they are just itchy. When I don't get enough sleep, am anxious and not eating enough it's much worse. "Fire in the hole!" I have to sit on a pillow. I was prescribed Betaderm 0.1% and Cr/Clotrimaderm 1:1 mixed topical cream. Without this cream, I would not be able to function. No side effects. It shrinks and removes all hemorrhoids within days. I just need to apply it after using the toilet when they flare up. Though it does not remove the pain. I just deal with it! Ouch!"

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  • Anonymous
  • September 9, 2011

Canesten (clotrimazole) for Tinea Cruris "Fast Results. This works great. It is in cream form and stops the itching right after the initial apply."

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  • Anonymous
  • March 15, 2011

For Vaginal Yeast Infection "I have not had anything better for a yeast infection outside the vagina. Clotrimazole is the best cream ever. The infection was gone by the 2nd day."

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