Candid B Lotion is used for Corticosteroid -responsive dermatoses, Candidiasis, Tinea versicolor, Fungal infections of penis, Fungal skin infection of vagina, Fungal infections of toes, Fungal infections of armpit and skin folds, Fungal infections of groin, Allergic rhinitis, Relief of itching, Burning, Cracking, And scaling associated with athlete’s foot, Jock itch and ringworm and other conditions. Candid B Lotion may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
The most common side effects include:
- Local redness
- Swelling (edema)
- Tingling or prickling sensation
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Betamethasone and Clotrimazole Cream?
- If you have an allergy to betamethasone, clotrimazole, or any other part of betamethasone and clotrimazole cream.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take betamethasone and clotrimazole cream with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Betamethasone and Clotrimazole Cream?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take betamethasone and clotrimazole cream. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
- Similarly, do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
- Do not use to treat diaper rash or redness. Avoid putting betamethasone and clotrimazole cream in the diaper area.
- Do not use betamethasone and clotrimazole cream on the face or underarms.
- This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use betamethasone and clotrimazole cream with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 17 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using betamethasone and clotrimazole cream while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Betamethasone and Clotrimazole Cream) best taken?
Use betamethasone and clotrimazole cream as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take betamethasone and clotrimazole cream by mouth. Use on your skin only.
- Keep out of your mouth, nose, vagina, and eyes (may burn).
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- If using on the groin, use a little bit. Do not wear tight clothing.
- Do not use diapers or plastic pants.