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Clotrimazole, also called clotrimazol and chlotrimazole, is a broad-spectrm azole-based antifungal drug sold under many trade names. It is used to treat vaginal yeast infections, oropharyngeal candidiasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch. It is also used in combination with betamethasone in the treatment of cutaneous tinea infections.
Mechanism of action
Like other azole-based antifungal drugs, clotrimazole increases cell permeability by interfering with the conversion of lanosterol to ergostol, a critical component in fungal cell membranes, by inhibiting the enzyme 14-alpha-methylase, a P-450 enzyme. It is most effective against growing and dividing organisms.
- Gyne-Lotrimin 3®
- Gyne-Lotrimin ®
- Mycelex 7®
- Mycelex G ®
- Mycelex Troches®
- Neo-Zol Cream®
- Trivagizole 3®
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