Lotrisone (Bethamethasone/Clotrimazole) Dosage and Side Effects
LOTRISONE topical (for the skin) is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
Proper Use of this medication
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may affect your adrenal gland. Call your doctor if you have:
- nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness;
- muscle weakness;
- depressed mood, feeling irritable;
- weight loss; or
- tired feeling.
Common side effects may include:
- burning or tingling of treated skin;
- rash; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
Warnings and Precautions
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to betamethasone or clotrimazole.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- any type of skin infection.
It is not known whether LOTRISONE topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.
It is not known whether LOTRISONE passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child younger than 17 years old. Children are more likely to absorb the steroid through the skin. Do not use LOTRISONE topical to treat diaper rash.
Interactions with this medication
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use LOTRISONE topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.