|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Bioavailability||Poorly and erratically absorbed orally|
|Biological half-life||2 hours|
|ATC code||A01AB18 (WHO) D01 G01 QJ02|
|Molar mass||344.837 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]|
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Clotrimazole (brand name Canesten) is an antifungal medication commonly used in the treatment of fungal infections of both humans and animals such as vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, and ringworm. It is also used to treat athlete's foot and jock itch.
Indications and formulations
It is commonly available as an over-the-counter substance in various dosage forms, such as a cream, and also (especially in the case of ear infection) as a combination medicine. It is also available as a troche (prescription only). For ear infection, it is often applied in liquid form, as ear drops. Fungal infections can be slow to clear up, so the usual course for an anti-fungal agent is, in general, longer than the typical 3–7 days of an antibiotic.
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- MedlinePlus — Clotrimazole
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- Canesten Topical consumer information from Drugs.com
- OSPAR Commission: Hazardous Substances Series: OSPAR background document on clotrimazole. OSPAR Publication 2005/199, 2005, ISBN 1-904426-38-7 (pdf, engl.)
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