FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream

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FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream

Active ingredient: clotrimazole Areas of

fungal diseases of the skin.
Note: Contains cetostearyl alcohol

For the external treatment of fungal diseases of the skin.

active FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream ingredients

  • 10 mg clotrimazole

FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream excipients

  • octyldodecanol
  • cetylstearyl alcohol
  • cetyl palmitate
  • sorbitan stearate
  • Polysorbate 60
  • 10 mg benzyl alcohol
  • water, purified

FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream indication

  • The preparation is a medicine for the external treatment of fungal diseases of the skin.
  • It is applied to
    • Fungal diseases (mycoses) of the skin and mucous membranes caused by dermatophytes, yeasts (e.g. Candida species) and molds. The preparation is also effective in erythrasma (a specific skin disease caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum), bran worm (Pityriasis versicolor) and superficial yeast infections (candidiasis).

FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream dosage

  • Always use this medicine exactly as described or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • The recommended dose is
    • Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas of skin 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Before each application, you should wash the affected skin areas so that the loose skin flakes are removed. Then you should dry the skin thoroughly.


  • duration of use
    • The duration of treatment depends on the extent and location of the disease. In order to achieve complete healing, the treatment should not be stopped after the acute inflammatory symptoms or the subjective symptoms have subsided.
    • In the case of skin fungal diseases, the treatment duration is generally 3 to 4 weeks.
    • Pityriasis versicolor generally heals in 1 to 3 weeks, erythrasma in 2 to 4 weeks, and yeast infections in the genital area in 1 to 2 weeks.
    • In the case of athlete's foot - to prevent recurrence - treatment should be continued for about 2 weeks after all symptoms have disappeared, despite rapid subjective improvement. After each wash, the spaces between the toes should be dried thoroughly.
    • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect is too strong or too weak.


  • If you use more than you should
    • Consequences of using too large amounts are not known; there are no reports on this.


  • If you forgot the application
    • Do not apply twice the amount if you have forgotten the previous application but continue the treatment as recommended.


  • If you cancel the application
    • In order to achieve complete healing of the fungal infection and to prevent a recurrence, you should not stop or interrupt the treatment prematurely without consulting your doctor.
    • If you do this anyway, there is a risk that the symptoms will return, since your fungal disease has probably not yet fully healed. You should not stop the treatment after the symptoms have subsided, but continue it consistently (as recommended under "Duration of use").


  • What else can you do?
    • Change towels, linen and stockings that come into contact with the affected area of ​​skin every day. Even this simple measure supports healing and prevents transmission to other parts of the body and people.


  • If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream way

  • Apply the cream thinly to the affected skin and rub in.

side effects

  • Like all medicines, this preparation can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
  • The evaluation of side effects is based on the following frequency information:
    • Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
    • Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
    • Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
    • Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
    • Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
    • Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data)
  • The following side effects have been identified in post-marketing use of clotrimazole. Because these reactions have been reported voluntarily from patient populations of an uncertain size, it is not possible to estimate their frequency from the available data.
  • Significant side effects or signs to look out for and actions to take if affected:
    • If you are affected by any of the side effects listed below, stop using the product and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
      • Immune system disorders (frequency not known):
        • Allergic reactions (shortness of breath, fainting)
      • Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders (frequency not known):
        • Blisters, oedema, skin peeling/squashing, discomfort/pain
  • Other possible side effects:
    • Immune system disorders (frequency not known):
      • Allergic reactions (hives, hypotension)
    • Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders (frequency not known):
      • Itching, redness, stinging/burning, skin irritation, rash
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects that are not specified.

FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream interactions

  • Use together with other medicines
    • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using, have recently taken/used or might take/use any other medicines.


  • The drug must not be used
    • if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of the medicine.

pregnancy FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream and breast feeding period

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
  • pregnancy
    • There is only a limited amount of data on the use of clotrimazole in pregnant women. If you use the medicine as described or as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist, only a very small amount of the active substance clotrimazole is absorbed into the body; a systemic effect (effect on other organs) is therefore not to be expected. As a precautionary measure, clotrimazole should not be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy or when used in the vagina.
  • lactation
    • Due to the low absorption when applied topically, the preparation can be used during lactation if used as directed. The preparation should not be applied directly to the breast area during breastfeeding.
  • fertility
    • Studies on the influence of clotrimazole on human fertility are not available.

patient FUNGICIDE ratiopharm, clotrimazole cream notes

  • Warnings and Precautions
    • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using the preparation. If you are hypersensitive to certain ingredients, it is advisable to use another dosage form (e.g. spray) instead of the cream.
    • A notice:
      • If used on the mucous membranes of the external genital area and latex products (e.g. condoms, diaphragms) at the same time, the safety of the respective latex products may be impaired due to the other ingredients contained. The effect is temporary and occurs only during treatment.


  • Ability to drive and use machines
    • The drug has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.