Published Studies Related to Clotrimazole and Betamethasone (Clotrimazole / Betamethasone Topical)
Combination dermatological products: a comparison of betamethasone dipropionate/clotrimazole/gentamicin sulphate and flumethasone pivalate/clioquinol creams. [1987.09]
The combination creams, betamethasone dipropionate/clotrimazole/gentamicin sulphate and flumethasone pivalate/clioquinol, were compared in patients with corticosteroid responsive dermatoses and/or cutaneous fungal and/or bacterial infections. Medication was applied to affected areas twice daily for 28 days...
Antimicrobial activity of iodoquinol 1%-hydrocortisone acetate 2% gel against ciclopirox and clotrimazole. [2008.10]
Commercially available topical formulations consisting of iodoquinol 1%-hydrocortisone acetate 2%, ciclopirox 0.77%, and clotrimazole 1%-betamethasone dipropionate 0.5% were assessed for their antimicrobial activity against cultures of Micrococcus luteus, Propionibacterium acnes, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Corynebacterium aquaticum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Malassezia furfur, Microsporum canis, Candida albicans, Trichophyton rubrum, or Epidermophyton floccosum...
Pediatricians who prescribe clotrimazole-betamethasone diproprionate (Lotrisone) often utilize it in inappropriate settings regardless of their knowledge of the drug's potency. [2002.10]
Clotrimazole-betamethasone diproprionate (C-BMV) is a fluorinated, high potency topical steroid that has been formulated with clotrimazole in the brand-named product, Lotrisone... Our advice is to refrain from using high-potency steroids, such as C-BMV, in pediatric cases as there are more appropriate, safer alternatives with many fewer side effects.
Clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate: a review of costs and complications in the treatment of common cutaneous fungal infections. [2002.01]
The use of antifungal/corticosteroid combinations as topical therapy for dermatophytoses has been criticized as being less effective, more expensive, and the cause of more adverse cutaneous reactions than antifungal monotherapy. The combination of clotrimazole and betamethasone diproprionate (Lotrisone) is a mix of an azole antifungal and a high-potency corticosteroid, and is one of the most widely prescribed of these combinations...
Use of clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate by family physicians. [2000.09]
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate contains a fluorinated, high-potency topical corticosteroid and is the most frequently prescribed topical agent in the United States. Family physicians are more likely than pediatricians and dermatologists to use this product when faced with a common fungal infection. To better understand the settings in which US family physicians recommend the use of clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate, we determined the diagnoses and characteristics of patients for whom family physicians prescribe this drug... CONCLUSIONS: The frequent use by family physicians of clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate in high-risk settings is of concern. Use of alternative agents with anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties without the risks associated with the use of high-potency topical corticosteroids may be the most practical approach to replacing use of clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate.
Clinical Trials Related to Clotrimazole and Betamethasone (Clotrimazole / Betamethasone Topical)
Efficacy of Slow Release Clotrimazole Varnish Treating Denture Stomatitis Comparing to Traditional Treatment of Troches [Not yet recruiting]
Background: Oral candidiasis is most frequently found among the elderly .It is accompanied
with oral pain, irritation, burning sensation. In addition, the altered taste sensation may
cause nutrition compromise, which may affect ones diet. Management of superficial oral
Candida is usually achieved by treatment with clotrimazole, a fungi static drug which is
given five times per day with instruction to slowly suck on it with out the dentures.
Working hypothesis and aims: Management of oral candidiasis is feasible. The major
disadvantage of the mode of action now days is the substantively of the drug in the oral
cavity and patient compliance. A sustained release varnish which is easily applied on the
dentures, which also release the anti fungal drug for at least a day, may overcome some of
the pit falls of the treatment applied today.
Based on our past experience, in developing local sustained release varnishes for dental
use, we anticipate that we can also formulate a special anti fungal sustained release
varnish which will fit the special and unique needs of the elderly population.
Methods: Sustained release varnish will be developed in our laboratory. The kinetics of
release (using HPLC) and antifungal activity (Bioassays) will be examined in vitro. The
formulation showing the optimal results will be tested on human subjects with oral
candidiasis. The efficacy of the varnish will be examined clinically (reduction in
symptoms), microbiology (reduction of oral fungal), pharmaceutically (release kinetics in
Expected results: The clinical out come of one time varnish application will be improved
compared to the five times application of lozenges (used today). The severity of the
disease should decrease and the healing period should be shorten drastically.
Importance: This is a novel pharmaceutical development of a local application of a dental
varnish designed specially to the elderly population
Topical Metronidazole and Miconazole Co-formulated Vaginal Suppositories for Preventing Vaginal Infections in HIV-seronegative Women [Recruiting]
This research study is about vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast
infections, and trichomoniasis. Usually, these infections can be treated with medication,
but sometimes they come back after treatment. Researchers want to know if using vaginal
suppositories can decrease the risk of vaginal infections. Participants will include 234
women who are sexually active (greater than or equal to 4 episodes of sex with men during
the past month), HIV-negative, 18 to 45 years old, with bacterial infection [vaginosis
and/or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and/or Trichomonas vaginalis] detected by laboratory
testing at a screening visit. Women will receive vaginal suppositories containing drug or
inactive ingredients (placebo). Participation in the study will be about 12 months. Study
procedures include: urine and blood tests, physical exams, and questionnaires.
Efficacy and Safety Study of Miconazole Lauriad to Treat Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in HIV Patients [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical cure of miconazole Lauriad 50 mg
(1x50mg) Bioadhesive buccal tablets compared with clotrimazole troches (5x10mg) after 14 days
of treatment (at the test of cure visit, at Day 17-19).
Randomized Comparative Study of Fluconazole Versus Clotrimazole Troches in the Prevention of Serious Fungal Infection in Patients With AIDS or Advanced AIDS-Related Complex. (A Nested Study of ACTG 081) [Completed]
To study the effectiveness, safety, and tolerance of fluconazole versus clotrimazole troches
(lozenges) as prophylaxis (preventive treatment) against fungal infections in patients
enrolled in ACTG 081 (a study of prophylaxis against pneumocystosis, toxoplasmosis, and
serious bacterial infection). Primarily, to compare the rates of invasive infections by C.
neoformans, endemic mycoses, and Candida. To compare the mortality rates due to fungal
infections between two antifungal prophylactic treatments. Secondarily, to assess the effect
of prophylaxis on the incidence of severe fungal infections, defined as invasive infections
and esophageal candidiasis and less severe mucocutaneous infection.
Serious fungal infections are significant complicating and life-threatening occurrences in
patients with advanced HIV infection. Oropharyngeal candidiasis is found in almost all such
patients, and causes pain, difficulty in swallowing, and loss of appetite. Similarly,
esophageal candidiasis causes illness in the population. Cryptococcosis, endemic mycoses, and
coccidioidomycosis also cause significant illness and death in AIDS patients. Once
established, fungal infections in AIDS patients generally require continuous suppressive
therapy because attempts at curing these infections are usually unsuccessful. Fluconazole has
a number of characteristics that would make it a logical candidate to examine as a
prophylactic agent in patients with advanced HIV infection. Animal studies have shown it to
be prophylactic in models of candidiasis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and
coccidioidomycosis. Initial experience in patients with active cryptococcal meningitis
appears favorable, and studies of oropharyngeal candidiasis show it to be effective.
Effectiveness of 3% Boric Acid in 70% Alcohol Versus 1% Clotrimazole Solution in Otomycosis Patients [Recruiting]
Otomycosis is a superficial fungal infection of the external ear canal. Patients should be
treated with cleaning fungal debris combined with topical antifungal agent. There is wide
range of topical antifungal agents. However, there is still no consensus of the most
effective topical antifungal agents in treatment otomycosis is still lacking.
According to Thai National List of essential medicines for topical antifugal agents are:
- acetic acid (2% in aqueous and 2% in 70% isopropyl alcohol)
- boric acid (3% in isopropyl alcohol)
- gentian violet
- clotrimazole ear drop. But from literature review, there is no comparative study
between boric acid and clotrimazole solution before.
Objective is to compare the clinical effectiveness and adverse events of 1% clotrimazole
solution versus 3% boric acid in 70% alcohol for the treatment of otomycosis.