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Used for: Other fungal infections, Vaginal yeast infections, Athlete’s foot, Fungal skin infections
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What is Clotrimazole for?

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that can be used for the following fungal infections: 

  • Fungal infection in otitis externa (outer ear infection)
  • Fungal skin infections such as tinea pedis (athletes’ foot)
  • Superficial sites of infection in vaginal and vulval candidiasis (yeast infection)
  • Vaginal candidiasis

How to use it?

For fungal infection in otitis externa

To the ear

Adult / Child
Apply 2-3 times daily, continue for at least 14 days after the disappearance of infection


For fungal skin infections

To the skin

Adult / Child
Apply 2-3 times daily


For superficial sites of infection in vaginal and vulval candidiasis

To the vagina using 1% or 2% cream

Apply 2-3 times daily, to be applied to the region of the anus and the genitalia


For vaginal candidiasis

To the vagina using 10% intravaginal cream

Insert 5 g (one applicatorful) at night once, dose can be repeated once if necessary


To the vagina using pessaries

200 mg for 3 nights OR 100 mg for 6 nights OR 500 mg for 1 night, course can be repeated once if necessary

What are the side effects of Clotrimazole?

Common side effects of Clotrimazole include redness, stinging, irritation and allergy.

Who should not take Clotrimazole?

  • Anyone who has an allergy to Clotrimazole.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • If you are using the intravaginal formulation, do not use tampons or other intravaginal products during treatment.

Common dosing schedule:
Use Clotrimazole as per product instructions.


This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Clotrimazole may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Clotrimazole in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Clotrimazole is a pharmacy-only or prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Clotrimazole in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Brands in Hong Kong
Available dosage
  • 1% (Cream)
  • 2% (Gel)
  • 1% (Lotion)
  • 100mg / 500mg (Vaginal Tablets)
Drug class
Antifungal Agents
Sub class
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