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clotrimazole

 [klo-trim´ah-zōl]
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.

clotrimazole

(klō-trĭm′ə-zōl′)
n.
A broad-spectrum antifungal drug, C22H17ClN2, used topically to treat a variety of superficial fungal infections, including candidiasis and ringworm.

clotrimazole

Infectious disease An antifungal imidazole used topically for candidiasis Adverse effects Nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, changed LFTs

clotrimazole

A 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.

antifungal agent 

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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Under the alliance Emerson Group will provide sales and marketing services starting January 1 for the following Novartis Consumer Health brands: Keri (skin lotion), Vagistat (vaginal antifungal ointment), NoDoz (caffeine alertness aid), Comtrex (cold/cough/flu caplets), Bufferin and Ascriptin (buffered aspirin), Desenex (athlete's foot topical antifungal), Doan's (back pain reliever), Mineral Ice (pain relief gel), PerDiem (laxative), Myoflex (arthritis/muscle pain relief cream), Nupercainal (hemorrhoidal analgesic ointment), Cruex (jock itch antifungal spray/powder), Tavist (allergy relief tablets) and Slow-FE (iron supplement).
Some of its well-known brands are Benefiber, Maalox, Gas-X, Ex-Lax, LamisilAT, Desenex, Cruex, Triaminic, Theraflu, Tavist, Habitrol, Slow Fe and Transderm Scop.
"Our third core category is dermatologicals, in which we market such leading consumer brands as LamisilAT [an antifungal switched from prescription to O-T-C status], Desenex and Cruex," Mazzacone notes.
The supplier's third core O-T-C category is dermatologicals, in which it offers such leading brands as Lamisil AT (a prescription-to-O-T-C-switch antifungal), Desenex and Cruex.
Novartis also owns the Desenex and Cruex brands of O-T-C antifungals.
Johnson 7.4% 23,750 4,131 Lanacane Combe 3.9% 12,530 2,576 Lotrimin Schering-Plough 3.5% 11,349 1,566 Gold Bond Chattem 3.0% 9,650 2,401 Tinactin Schering-Plough 2.9% 9,404 1,513 Cruex Novartis 2.9% 9,246 1,561 Scalpicin Combe 2.8% 9,149 1,523 (*.)For the 52 weeks ended October 11, 1998.
Johnson 7.6% 23,338 Gold Bond Chattem 4.4% 13,398 Lanacane Combe 3.4% 10,392 Lotrimin AF Schering-Plough 3.0% 9,257 Scalpicin Combe 2.9% 9,047 Cruex Novartis 2.8% 8,708 Caladryl Clear Warner-Lambert 2.3% 7,006 Unit Sales BEST-SELLING BRANDS Market Unit sales Brand Manufacturer share (000) Cortizone 10 Thompson Medical 11.0% 7,671 Benadryl Warner-Lambert 10.7% 7,449 Cortaid Pharmacia & Upjohn 10.0% 6,992 Aveeno S.C.
The acquisition also placed such products as Desenex foot care products, Allerest allergy medicine and Cruex antifungals in Ciba's product line-up.
Freestanding inserts, network television campaigns and bonus packs are among the programs it has slated to promote such products as Desenex, which is its major treatment against athlete's foot; Cruex, a jock itch treatment; Ting, an athlete's foot preparation (in cream, powder and spray forms); and Myoflex, an analgesic cream for muscle pains.