Mycelex

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each Mycelex® Troche contains 10 mg clotrimazole [1 -(o-chloro-a,a-diphenylbenzyl) imidazole], a synthetic antifungal agent, for topical use in the mouth.

Structural Formula:

Mycelex® Troche (clotrimazole) structural formula illustration

Chemical Formula: C22H17CIN2

The troche dosage form is a large, slowly dissolving tablet (lozenge) containing 10 mg of clotrimazole dispersed in dextrose, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and magnesium stearate.

What are the possible side effects of clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche)?

Stop taking clotrimazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with clotrimazole. Continue to take clotrimazole and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting,
  • itching, or
  • an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Mycelex »

What are the precautions when taking clotrimazole (Mycelex)?

Before taking clotrimazole lozenges, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole; or to other azole antifungal drugs (e.g., ketoconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

Read All Potential Precautions of Mycelex »


Mycelex Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, mild itching, or an unpleasant sensation in the mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking clotrimazole lozenges, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clotrimazole; or to other azole antifungal drugs (e.g., ketoconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Mycelex Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Mycelex Troche

Generic Name: clotrimazole (Pronunciation: kloe TRIM a zole)

  • What is clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • What are the possible side effects of clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • How should I take clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Mycelex)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Mycelex)?
  • What should I avoid while taking clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • What other drugs will affect clotrimazole (Mycelex)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is clotrimazole (Mycelex)?

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat yeast (fungal) infections.

Oral clotrimazole is used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat.

Clotrimazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of clotrimazole (Mycelex)?

Stop taking clotrimazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects are not likely to occur with clotrimazole. Continue to take clotrimazole and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea or stomach upset,
  • vomiting,
  • itching, or
  • an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about clotrimazole (Mycelex)?

Take all of the clotrimazole that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Related Drug Centers
  • Mycelex


Related Drugs Index: