Lactifem

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Lactifem Information

Lactifem is a prescription medicine that is available as a Liquid, Gel, Solution, Cream, Lotion. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Thrush. Other than this, Lactifem has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Lactifem depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Lactifem have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Lactifem normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lactifem is Safe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lactifem's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lactifem related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Lactifem have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Lactifem with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lactifem is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Lactifem Benefits & Uses

Lactifem is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lactifem Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Lactifem Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lactifem is used -

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • पेट दर्द

Lactifem Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lactifem safe for pregnant women?


    Lactifem is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Lactifem safe during breastfeeding?


    Lactifem does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lactifem on the Kidneys?


    Lactifem is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lactifem on the Liver?


    Lactifem is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lactifem on the Heart?


    Lactifem is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Lactifem with Other Drugs

Lactifem should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Mild



Lactifem Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lactifem unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lactifem

  • Is this Lactifem habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Lactifem is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Lactifem since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Lactifem only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Lactifem cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lactifem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lactifem


    It is safe to take Lactifem with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lactifem


    Taking Lactifem with alcohol has not been seen to have harmful effects. However, please be careful if you do so.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Lactifem

Question almost 4 years ago

Is Lactifem safe to use?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Lactifem is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the dermatologist. However, few side effects are observed such as localized irritation with stinging and burning sensation.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Lactifem thin the skin ?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Lactifem does not make the skin thinner. No known case has been found regarding skin thinning with Lactifem.

Question about 4 years ago

What is Lactifem?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Lactifem is a brand name of clotrimazole. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called antifungal. It is used to treat antifungal infections such as tinea corporis (fungal infection of the skin or scalp known as ringworm), tinea cruris (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals known as Jock itch), tinea pedis (fungal infection between the toes also known as athlete's foot), cutaneous candidiasis (skin and nail fungal infection), tinea versicolor (discolored patches of skin), and vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection of the vagina).

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Lactifem?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Lactifem should be applied topically (on the skin) and it can be taken orally. Topically, it is applied in sufficient quantity on the affected area two times in a day. Duration, of course, will vary according to antifungal infection.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Lactifem cause stomach upset?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Lactifem does not cause stomach upset when taken orally or applied topically.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 763,792



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