What should I tell my health care provider before taking Myco-Hermal?
Before taking Myco-Hermal, tell your health care provider:
- If you are allergic to Myco-Hermal or any other medicines.
- About any medical conditions you have or have had, for example, diabetes or liver problems.
- About anything that could affect your ability to take medicines, such as difficulty swallowing or remembering to take pills.
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The different formulations of Myco-Hermal have different usage recommendations during pregnancy. Myco-Hermal cream and Myco-Hermal topical solution should be used during the first trimester of pregnancy only if clearly indicated. In clinical trials, use of the cream and topical solution during the second and third trimesters was not associated with ill effects. Whether Myco-Hermal troche (lozenges) can harm an unborn baby is unknown. The lozenges should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus .
- If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you are infected with HIV.
- About other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Ask your health care provider if there are interactions between Myco-Hermal and the other medicines you take.
Ask your health care provider about possible side effects from Myco-Hermal. Your health care provider will tell you what to do if you have side effects.
How much Myco-Hermal can you take?
Different types of products containing this active ingredient have different strengths. That’s why it is always important to read and follow the Drug Facts label. Most medicines warn against use of an active ingredient for longer than 7-10 days. Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist.
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LOTRISONE ® (Myco-Hermal and betamethasone dipropionate) Cream
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 mL Bottle Carton
Myco-Hermal Topical Solution USP, 1%
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Acute overdosage with topical application of Myco-Hermal is unlikely and would not be expected to lead to a life-threatening situation.
How to use Myco-Hermal-Betamethasone Lotion
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are using the lotion form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each use.
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually twice daily (in the morning and evening) or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothes after applying the medication to the groin area.
Do not apply the medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.
The dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Ringworm or jock itch is usually treated for 2 weeks, and athlete's foot is usually treated for 4 weeks. Do not use more than 45 grams of the cream or 45 milliliters of the lotion per week unless directed and closely monitored by your doctor.
Do not apply more often or use longer than prescribed. This may increase the risk of side effects.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after 1 week of treatment for jock itch or ringworm or 2 weeks of treatment for athlete's foot.
Myco-Hermal has been shown to be active against most strains of the following dermatophytes, both in vitro and in clinical infections, Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Trichophyton rubrum .
To insert the Myco-Hermal cream vaginally , read the instructions provided with the medication and follow these steps:
- Fill the special applicator that comes with the cream to the level indicated.
- Lie on your back with your knees drawn upward and spread apart or standing with your feet far apart and knees bent.
- Gently insert the applicator into the vagina, and push the plunger to release the medication.
- Withdraw the applicator.
- Discard the applicator if it is disposable. If the applicator is reusable, pull it apart and clean it with soap and warm water after each use.
- Wash your hands promptly to avoid spreading the infection.
The dose should be applied when you lie down to go to bed. It works best if you do not get up again after applying it except to wash your hands. You may wish to wear a sanitary napkin while using the vaginal cream to protect your clothing against stains. Continue using Myco-Hermal vaginal cream even if you get your period during treatment.
By Julie Marks | Medically Reviewed by Ruthan White, PharmD
Latest Update: 2014-10-27 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC
How should I take Myco-Hermal?
Take Myco-Hermal exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
The troches should be allowed to dissolve slowly in your mouth. Suck on one troche at a time until it is completely dissolved, usually 30 minutes.
Do not chew or swallow the troches whole.
The troches are usually used five times a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Store Myco-Hermal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
How is Myco-Hermal Supplied
Myco-Hermal topical solution USP, 1% is supplied in 30 mL plastic bottles (NDC 52817-800-30); boxes of one.
Store between 2° to 30°C (36° to 86°F).
Mfd. for: Tasman Pharma Inc., Warminster, PA 18974.
Made in New Zealand
Distributed by: TruPharma, LLC , Tampa, FL 33609
Revised: April, 2019 308736
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Myco-Hermal is used by a nursing woman.
Betamethasone-Myco-Hermal Topical S >
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may affect your adrenal gland. Call your doctor if you have:
- nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness;
- muscle weakness;
- depressed mood, feeling irritable;
- weight loss; or
- tired feeling.
Common side effects may include:
- burning or tingling of treated skin;
- rash; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.