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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Betamethasone (as dipropionate) 0.05%, clotrimazole 1%; crm; lotion.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for LOTRISONE:

Fungal skin infections.


Apply sparingly twice daily; max 45g (cream), 45mL (lotion) per week. Max 2 wks for t. cruris, t. corporis; 4 wks for t. pedis.


Not recommended.


Varicella, vaccinia.


Do not occlude. Use lowest effective dose (esp. in children). Monitor patients regularly. Discontinue steroid if infection persists, worsens or superinfection occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid + azole antifungal.

Adverse Reactions:

Irritation, erythema, stinging, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, dermatitis, HPA axis suppression (esp. in children), epidermal and dermal atrophy (esp. in thin-skinned or occluded areas).

How Supplied:

Crm—15g, 45g; Lotion—30mL

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