brand name, Clotrimazole generic name, is an anti-fungal medication.
growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes
that surround fungal cells.
works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol,
which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes.
in production of ergosterol causes holes to appear in the fungal cell
membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted
substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells
from leaking out.
causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents
of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and treats
works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.
of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine, problems
such bacterial infections of the skin or herpes or other virus infections
of the skin.
of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between
doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the
medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
foot (ringworm of the foot; tinea pedis):
Adults and teenagers 17 years of age and over must apply to the affected
skin and surrounding area(s) two times a day, morning and evening,
for 4 weeks.