Treatment of thrush (candidiasis urogenital) is rather complicated and long. At present we know a lot of antifungal drugs that are successfully fighting with thrush. Enough effective treatment for urogenital candidiasis is clotrimazole. But keep in mind that it is unacceptable self-treatment of thrush
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Clotrimazole - effective against bacteria
As in the treatment with this drug you must not only comply with the dosage and duration of the course. Clotrimazole affordable and practically has no contraindications.
What is clotrimazole
Clotrimazole is the main active ingredient of drugs such as Canison, Candide, Kanesten, imide, and others. It refers to the group Clotrimazole antifungal agents imidazole derivatives and is applied only for local therapy. The antifungal effect of clotrimazole is based on the violation of ergosterol synthesis and cell membrane of the fungus. The drug has a broad spectrum of activity and is effective against yeasts, especially Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis? Candida krusei and others. In addition, Clotrimazole has antifungal effect on fungi, and also possesses antibacterial properties against streptococci and staphylococci.
Pharmacokinetics and indications for use of clotrimazole
In the treatment of urogenital candidosis clotrimazole administered vaginally, wherein the drug has a local effect only, since through the vaginal mucosa absorbed its minimum amount.
In addition to yeast, clotrimazole indicated for fungal infections of the skin that are caused by dermatomitsetami, and Blastomyces fungi.
Dosage and route of administration
In the treatment of thrush should be remembered that only applied topically clotrimazole (vaginally).
Clotrimazole is produced as a 1% cream in tubes of 20 grams, a 1% solution and 15 ml of intravaginal tablets of 100 mg. Vaginal tablets are administered for six days, once a day (preferably at night before going to bed). If necessary, treatment is repeated. Allowed to blur the skin of the perineum and vulva one percent cream in the presence of urogenital candidiasis
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If you have thrush in men (candidal balanitis) must be careful massaging clotrimazole cream applied to the glans penis. The drug is administered two or three times a day for six to twelve days.
Application via vaginal tablets Vaginal Applicator
Vaginal tablet is removed from the package and is embedded in the applicator. Then vaginal applicator with tablet must enter deeply into the vagina and pushing the piston up to its end. After the introduction of the vaginal tablets vaginal applicator should be thoroughly rinsed with warm water (do not use hot water).
Side effects of clotrimazole
As noted above, Clotrimazole has virtually no side effects, because they do not irritate the vaginal mucosa, is not absorbed and has no systemic effects on the body. Extremely rare hypersensitivity to the drug.
Clotrimazole is not recommended for use in case of hypersensitivity to the drug. In addition, clotrimazole is not allowed to use in the first trimester of pregnancy (according to some authors can not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding).
Treatment for thrush intravaginal tablets or ointment "Clotrimazole" should be carried out between menstrual cycles (ie you can not use the drug during menstruation). In addition, the treatment of urogenital candidiasis should be combined with the sexual rest for the prevention of re-infection. Treatment of thrush should be carried out simultaneously in both sexual partners.
Action clotrimazole reduced by the simultaneous use of polyene antifungals such as amphotericin B, nystatin
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, Natamycin and others.