Clotrimazole cream and pessaries are antifungal medicines that can help you to manage fungal infections, such as thrush.
If you’re suffering from thrush and need a quick and easy way to treat your infection, clotrimazole gets to work fast, easing your symptoms as it fights infection.
Clotrimazole is available over the counter, which means that you can pick it up from Chemist4U without needing a prescription.
However, you may have to answer some questions from our qualified pharmacists before you can buy some for yourself, but this is just a precaution to make sure that you’re getting a treatment that’s right for you.
Clotrimazole is a popular treatment for thrush and is often paired with fluconazole tablets as a two-pronged approach, treating your infection from the inside and out all at once.
Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that’s used to help you to manage fungal infections.
This includes athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and one of its most common uses, thrush.
It’s available in both creams and pessaries that can be used together to help you to manage your thrush as quickly and effectively as possible.
Clotrimazole helps you to manage thrush by fighting the fungi that cause your infection, treating the infection at its source and easing symptoms such as itching and irritation in the process.
Clotrimazole pessaries are used to treat thrush in women, helping to treat the infection from the inside.
Pessaries are inserted into the vagina, using your fingers or an applicator to put the pessary in place so the active ingredient can get to work.
They are inserted in the same way you’d insert a tampon, and some women choose to sit or lie down as they insert a pessary, as this can make the process easier.
Some people choose to use clotrimazole pessaries and cream at the same time, treating inner and outer symptoms all at once.
Clotrimazole can have side effects, just like any other medication, although not everyone will experience them. Some of the most common side effects of clotrimazole include:
For a full list of side effects, make sure that you read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication carefully, as they may differ slightly from product to product.
If you experience any side effects while using this medication, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away.
Clotrimazole can be used to treat fungal infections on your face, but you should only do this if it’s been recommended by your doctor.
Although pharmacists can give you clotrimazole over the counter, they won’t be able to recommend this medication if you need to treat an infection on your face.
You should always speak to your doctor in this situation.
If your doctor does prescribe clotrimazole to use on your face, make sure that you do not use it in the area around your eyes, or get any in your eyes, inside your nostrils, or in your mouth.
Clotrimazole can be used to treat ringworm, as it is a fungal infection and needs similar treatment to thrush, athlete’s foot, and other fungal infections.
However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using clotrimazole to treat your infection, as it may not be the most effective treatment for you.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product or any other medications.
Some medications may not be safe for you or your baby at this time.
If a qualified medical professional tells you that you can use clotrimazole cream or pessaries during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, make sure that you follow their instructions carefully, as they may differ from those found in the patient information leaflet.
For example, a doctor may recommend that you insert a pessary with your fingers, rather than using an applicator.