Spectrazole containing Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05% w/w and Clotrimazole 1% w/w
Spectrazole cream Clotrimazole and betamethasone topical combination is used to treat fungus infections.
Betamethasone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It is a strong corticosteroid. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching and other discomfort of fungus infections.
Clotrimazole works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.
Clotrimazole and betamethasone (Spectrazole) topical cream is applied to the skin to treat:
- Ringworm of the foot (tinea Pedis or athlete’s foot),
- Ringworm of the groin (tinea Cruris or jock itch), and
- Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis).
PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine.
- If your skin infection does not improve within 1 week for jock itch or ringworm of the body, and 2 weeks for athlete’s foot, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
- Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater for children and patients who use large amounts for a long time. Talk to your doctor right away if you have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: blurred vision, dizziness or fainting, a fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat, increased thirst or urination, irritability, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
- Check with your doctor right away if you have a skin rash, burning, stinging, swelling, redness, or irritation on the skin.
- Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty with reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want your eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
- Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated areas.
DOSAGE/DIRECTION FOR USE
- Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
- Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently.
- Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- Do not cover, wrap, or wear tight fitting clothes over your treated skin areas unless directed by your doctor. Allow the medicine to dry before putting on your clothes.
- Do not use the cream to treat tinea Cruris and tinea corporis for more than 2 weeks, and for tinea Pedis for more than 4 weeks unless your doctor has told you to.
Duration of Treatment:
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
For tinea Cruris and tinea corporis:
Adults and children 17 years of age and older
Apply to the affected skin area(s) 2 times a day, in the morning and evening, for 1 week.
For tinea Pedis:
Adults and children 17 years of age and older—Apply to the affected skin area(s) 2 times a day, in the morning and evening, for 2 weeks.
USAGE IN CHILDREN
Children younger than 17 years of age—Use is not recommended.
Never use Spectrazole cream to treat diaper rash.