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Doctor insights on: Clotrimazole Vs Butenafine Hydrochloride

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Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Both are effective: Both products are antifungals. Though chemically different, they are both FDA approved and prescribed to treat "jock itch" and "athlete's foot". ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. I knwo of know facts supporting one over the other. ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole for recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. ...Read more

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What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine? It is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine? It is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

Rash and cream: I have not found one better than another. Some patients tolerate one better than another. Please do not combine. Could cause you and unwanted reaction. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can butenafine hydrochloride be used vaginally?

Can butenafine hydrochloride be used vaginally?

No.: Butenafine (an antifungal cream) is designed for application on normal skin surfaces only. The package insert specifically says that it is "...Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.". ...Read more

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What's use of butenafine?

What's use of butenafine?

Antifungal Treatment: Butenafine, an antifungal medication, is indicated for the treatment of Jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.
Butenafine works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane. It essentially weakens the fungal cell membrane causing the fungus to disintegrate and undergo cell death. If properly used, butenafine is effective against the above fungal infections. ...Read more

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What would be a stronger drug than butenafine?

What would be a stronger drug than butenafine?

Butenafine: Is a topical antifungal, there are oral antifungals that may be necessary. But each antifungal cream is slightly different and treats only certain types of fungal infections ...Read more

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What percent clotrimazole works best?

What percent clotrimazole works best?

Depends: It depends on what you are treating. Common concentrations of topical preparations are 1% and 2%. The lower dose is recommended for tinea infection while the higher strength is recommended for candidiasis. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend the strength appropriate for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Fairly safe: In small doses or creams, unless allergic. Azole tablets in high doses can lead to liver problems, skin-safe. ...Read more

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What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

Anti fungal tx: Useful allopathic drug to clear fungal infections such as athlete 's feet. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

Fungus/yeast: The only conditions treated with clotrimazole cream are infections with yeasts or other fungi. There are vaginal products for vaginal yeast infections, and creams to use on rashes caused by fungi, such as ringworm. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Yes/No: Even though the steroid portion of this drug is topical, it is absorbed into the system to some degree and overuse could cause a rise in your blood sugar. Used resonably as directed by your doc, there should be no problem at all. Rj. ...Read more

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Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections. Eczema is not a fungal infection so clotrimazole will will not be effective in treating eczema. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole safe during a pregnancy?

Is clotrimazole safe during a pregnancy?

Yes, it is: There is good consensus by drug information references that clotrimazole is considered to be safe during pregnancy. It has been taken by a large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any harm at all to the unborn child. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole safe to use on my penis?

Is clotrimazole safe to use on my penis?

Probably: But it's only for yeast and ringworm. How do you know you have a fungus infection? Shouldn't you ask your doctor. Also, if you have such an infection, your partner needs to be treated simultaneously. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication), Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal medication. Spend the extra money on Lamisil (terbinafine) and make definitive progress. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole be used for vaginal rashes?

Can clotrimazole be used for vaginal rashes?

Only for yeast: Clotrimazole (and all drugs ending in "azole") are anti-fungal antibiotics. They only work against yeast (candida) and fungal infections. If your vaginal rash is due to yeast, clotrimazole cream probably will help, but it won't work against anything else. Some genital area rashes can be serious, so don't guess. You need to see a doctor or clinic to diagnose the rash. Good luck! ...Read more

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Clotrimazole vs miconazole, which is better?

Clotrimazole vs miconazole, which is better?

Similar antifungals: These medicines are quite similar, and often doctors use them interchangeably. The question as to 'what site' is involved may determine which product gets used. I have faith that either one would work fine for minor fungal infections. If these over the counter products don't help, then it's time to take it to the next level -call a doc. Infectious disease docs know the most about fungal infections ...Read more

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What are the uses for clotrimazole cream USP 1?

What are the uses for clotrimazole cream USP 1?

Fungal infections: This cream is used for fungal infections of the skin and sometimes in the vagina. It can also be used to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face. ...Read more

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Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated simultaneously if indicated. ...Read more

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Can I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) on my yeast infecton?

Can I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) on my yeast infecton?

Yes.: This is an appropriate therapy. It contains clotrimazole, an antifungal medication. ...Read more

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