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a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent applied topically to the skin in the treatment of candidiasis and various forms of tinea, and administered intravaginally in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis and orally in the prevention and treatment of candidiasis of the mouth and throat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A broad-spectrum antifungal drug, C22H17ClN2, used topically to treat a variety of superficial fungal infections, including candidiasis and ringworm.
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clotrimazoleInfectious disease An antifungal imidazole used topically for candidiasis Adverse effects Nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, changed LFTs
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
clotrimazoleA drug effective against a wide range of fungi. It is used in the form of creams, for local application. Brand names are Canesten and Masnoderm. Formulated with BETAMETHASONE it is marketed under the brand name Lotriderm.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Any substance which destroys or prevents the growth of fungi. It is one of the antibiotic groups. There are several classes of antifungal drugs: Polyenes, which cause an increase in fungal cell wall permeability leading to its death. Examples: amphotericin B, natamycin, nystatin. Azoles, which act either by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell wall or by causing direct wall damage. Examples: clotrimazole, econazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole. Pyrimidines, which interfere with the normal function of fungal cells. Example: flucytosine. Syn antimycotic agent.
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