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MYCELEX
CLOTRIMAZOLE LOZENGE MUCOUS MEMBRANE (ORAL)

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CLOTRIMAZOLE LOZENGE MUCOUS MEMBRANE (ORAL)

(kloh-TRIM-uh-zole)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mycelex

Uses

This medication is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, tongue or throat. Additionally, this medicine is used to prevent these same infections in patients undergoing certain treatment procedures.

How To Use

This medication is meant to be dissolved in the mouth. Do not swallow it. The usual dosing is one lozenge (troche) 5 times daily for no more than 14 days unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. When used to prevent infections, the usual dose is one lozenge three times daily until your doctor tells you to stop using it. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow the infection to continue, resulting in a return of the infection.

Side Effects

You may experience nausea, vomiting, unpleasant taste sensation or itching. If these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: unusual tiredness, pain in the stomach area, yellowing of the eyes or skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, any allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Though it is unlikely to be absorbed in sufficient quantity to cause problems to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, both prescription and nonprescription. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature below 86 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from heat and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.