Generic Name: clotrimazole
Drug Class: antifungal
Mycelex Troche Indications
Mycelex Troche is an oral prescription drug used as a local treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis. It can also be given to prevent this type of infection among patients who are receiving treatments that can weaken the immune system, like chemotherapy.
Mycelex Troche Dosage Forms
This is available in Mycelex Troche 10 mg lozenge.
Mycelex Troche Mechanism of Action
This broad-spectrum antifungal drug manages certain conditions by inhibiting pathogenic yeast growth through the alteration of the permeability of cell membranes. This oral lozenge decreases ergosterol biosynthesis.
How to Take Mycelex Troche
Before you start this medication, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. If you do not understand how and why to take medication, you should not take it. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need additional medical advice or information.
This clotrimazole lozenge is only meant to be taken by mouth. Place it inside the mouth and let it dissolve for fifteen to thirty minutes. Avoid drinking or eating anything while taking this medication. Avoid chewing or swallowing the drug.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Mycelex Troche dosage. You should also not take this oral drug more frequently than advised and never stop taking it abruptly, even if your symptoms have already improved.
Mycelex Troche Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-An unpleasant sensation in the mouth
Severe Side Effects:
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Mycelex Troche.
Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional if you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions.
Warnings and Precautions when using Mycelex Troche
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or any inactive ingredients the lozenge may contain. Watch for hives/itchiness, swollen lymph nodes, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or neck, severe dizziness, and skin rashes that might indicate an allergic reaction. Seek medical attention immediately if this occurs when taking this oral medication.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of liver disease or any recent infection. In addition, discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products with your doctor in order to avoid any potential drug interactions.
Pregnant moms should take this supplement only if needed. It is unknown if it can bring harm to unborn children. For breastfeeding moms, it is not known if this drug can pass into the breastmilk. Discuss all the possible risks with your healthcare provider.
How much does Mycelex Troche cost in Canada?
You may see the list of Mycelex Troche prices on top of this description.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Mycelex Troche used for?
Mycelex Troche (clotrimazole) is a drug that is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or throat. Physicians mainly prescribe Mycelex Troche for thrush. It should not be given to other types of infections.
How long does it take for Mycelex Troche to work?
This oral lozenge may start to work thirty to sixty minutes after it has been administered. Most patients would notice improvements in symptoms within a week of regular use.
How long can I take Mycelex Troche?
A physician usually prescribes this type of medication for fourteen days. It is mostly taken five times a day.
Can Mycelex Troche cause liver damage?
Severe adverse reactions are unlikely if this prescription drug is taken correctly. However, the elderly can be more prone to side effects, including liver damage.
Can children take Mycelex Troche?
This drug has been proven safe for children above the age of three. Note that it should be given with caution as pediatric patients can be more sensitive to this drug.
Is Mycelex Troche over the counter?
We require a valid prescription to dispense this medication.