How to use GyneLotrimin for skin infections
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GyneLotrimin has proved to be very effective as an intranasal infusion in the treatment of nasal aspergillosis.
Formulations and dose rates
GyneLotrimin has very poor oral bioavailability and is thus used as a topical preparation. A 1% solution of GyneLotrimin in polyethylene glycol is infused through the nares into the nasal cavity and nasal sinuses. A large Foley catheter is used to occlude the internal nasal choanae by placing the balloon of the catheter into the nasopharynx in a retrograde manner via the oral cavity. Two smaller Foley catheters can be used to occlude the external nares. The drug is infused into the nasal cavity (60 mL per side in medium to large-breed dogs) of the anesthetized patient and allowed to sit for 1 h. Rotating the head after each 15 min has been recommended to enhance drug distribution.
A 1% solution in propylene glycol is available commercially. Although used safely in many cases, this preparation has been implicated in the induction of pharyngeal inflammation and edema in one dog that developed upper airway obstruction. However, other factors associated with case management probably contributed.
Why is this medication prescribed?
GyneLotrimin lozenges are used to treat yeast infections of the mouth in adults and children 3 years of age and older. It can also be used to prevent yeast infections of the mouth in people at risk of these infections who are receiving certain treatments. GyneLotrimin is in a class of antifungal medications called imidazoles. It works by stopping the growth of fungi that cause infection.
GyneLotrimin (Lotrimin) Overdose
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking GyneLotrimin?
There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with GyneLotrimin unless your doctor directs otherwise.
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The most common side effects of GyneLotrimin are redness, blistering, peeling, stinging, swelling, itching, hives, or burning at the site of application. GyneLotrimin may also cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or foul-smelling discharge (if using the vaginal product). If any of these symptoms become severe, you should contact your doctor.
What is GyneLotrimin?
GyneLotrimin is an antifungal that has different uses in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Depending on the dose and form, GyneLotrimin can be used to treat symptoms associated with skin fungus infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. GyneLotrimin can also be used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
GyneLotrimin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- unpleasant mouth sensations
GyneLotrimin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What are ketoconazole cream and GyneLotrimin cream?
Ketoconazole cream is an azole antifungal drug. It belongs to the same family of drugs as fluconazole (Diflucan), miconazole (Micatin, Monistat), and itraconazole (Sporanox). Ketoconazole prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. Ketoconazole cream is prescribed to treat fungal infections such as ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot, dandruff, and tinea versicolor.
GyneLotrimin cream is an antifungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by interfering with the production of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells. It is used topically on the skin or inserted vaginally to treat local fungal infections due to Candida albicans, including vaginal yeast infections, tinea versicolor, tinea pedis ("athlete's foot"), tinea cruris ("jock itch"), or tinea corporis (ringworm).
Indications and Usage for GyneLotrimin
Prescription GyneLotrimin topical solution product is indicated for the topical treatment of cand >Candida albicans and tinea versicolor due to Malassezia furfur .
This formulation is also available as a nonprescription product which is indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes , Epidermophyton fluoccosum , and Microsporum canis .
Can GyneLotrimin cause problems?
GyneLotrimin is unlikely to cause any serious side-effects. It can occasionally cause some irritation when it is used at first, and a few people experience mild allergic-type reactions (such as redness and itching). If you experience these or any other symptoms, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
There are no known drug interactions with topical GyneLotrimin.
You should tell your doctor about all prescription, non-prescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you are taking.