Asizole Cream

Asizole is a broad spectrum antifungal. It also exhibits activity against Trichomonus, Staphylococci, Streptococci and Bacteroides. Asizole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the production of ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes resulting in increased membrane permeability and leakage of essential constituents of the fungal cells. Asizole acts reliably on dermatophytes, yeasts and other fungi; it is also effective against Trichomonas vaginalis and Gram-positive microorganisms (streptococci/ staphylococci) and Gram-negative microorganisms (bacteroides/ Haemophilus vaginalis).

Uses

The confirmed indication for Asizole include:

  • All dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes (e.g. Trichophyton species).
  • All dermatomycoses due to yeasts (Candida species).
  • Dermatomycoses due to moulds and other fungi.
  • Skin diseases showing superinfections with these fungi.

To the dermatomycoses listed under 1-4 belong for example, interdigital myocoses (e.g. athlete’s foot), paronychias (associated with nail mycoses), myocoses in skin folds, Candida vulvitis, Candida balanitis, Pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma.

Asizole rectal preparation is used for vaginal itching, burning and discharge associated with recurrent vaginal yeast infections (Vaginal candidiasis) and also in viginitis due to Candida species as well as Mycotic infections complicated by other microorganisms sensitive to the drug.

Asizole Sterile Eye Ointment is used for the treatment of fungal keratitis due to filamentous fungi and Candida species.

Asizole Ear Drop is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the ear.

Asizole is also used to associated treatment for these conditions: Balanitis candida, Candidiasis, Dermatitis, Dermatomycoses, Ear infection fungal, Erythrasma, Fungal Vaginal Infections, Fungal skin infection, Genital candidiasis, Inflammation, Mixed Vaginal Infections, Oropharyngeal Candidiasis, Pityriasis versicolor, Pyoderma, Ringworm, Skin Infections, Skin candida, Tinea Corporis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Pedis, Tinea inguinalis, Trichophytosis, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginal Mycosis, Vulvitis, Cutaneous candidiasis, Infection mycotic, Susceptible Bacterial Infections, Symptomatic Tinea Corporis caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, Symptomatic Tinea Cruris caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, Symptomatic Tinea Pedis caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, Tinea versicolor caused by Malassezia infection

Trade Name Asizole
Generic Clotrimazole
Other Names Clotrimazol, Clotrimazole, Clotrimazolum
Weight 1%
Type Cream
Formula C22H17ClN2
Weight Average: 344.837
Monoisotopic: 344.108026261
Protein binding

98%

Therapeutic Class Drugs for subcutaneous and systemic mycoses, Topical Antifungal preparations
Manufacturer Asiatic Laboratories Ltd
Available Country Bangladesh
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 11:19 am

Dosage

Asizole dosage

Topical

Wash skin with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the cream or solution 2-3 times daily and gently massage over affected area as directed by the doctor. For Athlete’s foot, pay special attention to the spaces between the toes. Best results in Athlete's foot and ringworm are usually obtained with 4 weeks use of this product. The cream should be applied two or three times daily for one month or for at least two weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection. If satisfactory results have not occurred within these times consultation with doctor is essential. For best results, follow directions and continue treatment for length of time indicated. The duration of treatment varies; it depends among other factors on the extent and localization of the disease.

Recommended duration of treatment :

  • Dermatomycoses: 3-4 weeks
  • Candida vulvitis and candida balanitis: 1-2 weeks
  • Erythrasma and pityriasis versicolor (approx.): 3 weeks
  • In fungal infection of the feet, to prevent relapses: Treatment should be continued for about 2 weeks beyond the disappearance of all signs of disease.

Asizole cream is odourless, can be washed off and does not stain.

Rectal

First infections: In general, a 3-day treatment is sufficient for Candida vaginitis. On 3 consecutive nights, Asizole 200 mg vaginal preparation is inserted as deeply as possible into the vagina. This is best achieved when lying on one's back with the knees slightly bent.

Re-infections: In general, a 6-day treatment is sufficient. This applies also to mixed infections with the above-mentioned causative organisms. On six consecutive nights, 1 Asizole 100 mg vaginal preparation is inserted as deeply as possible into the vagina. If necessary, 2 Asizole 100 mg (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening) or 1 Asizole 200 mg daily can be used for 6-12 days. Treatment should be timed so as to avoid the menstrual period and be finished before the onset of menstruation. To avoid re-infection, the partner should undergo local treatment with Asizole cream at the same time.

Asizole 500 mg vaginal preparation: Single dose, complete treatment with one vaginal tablet. The tablet should be inserted as deeply as possible into the vagina. This is best achieved when lying on one's back with the knees slightly bent. It is recommended that the treatment should be timed so as to avoid the menstrual period. For prevention of re-infection the partner should be treated locally with Asizole cream at the same time.

Asizole vaginal preparation are colorless and do not stain the underwear.

Eye

Adult: It should be applied thinly and evenly to the conjunctival sac every 4 hours daily or as advised by a physician.

Children: Safety and effectiveness in children have been established for Asizole when used as indicated and in the recommended dosage.

Ear

Instill 2-3 drops of Clarizol Ear Drops in the affected ear two or three times daily.The treatment should be continued for at least two weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection to prevent re-infection.

For the treatment to become a complete success, reliable and sufficiently long application of Asizole cream is important. The duration of treatment varies; it depends among other factors on the extent and localisation of the disease.

Side Effects

Asizole is generally well tolerated after local application but the few side effects have been reported infrequently like erythema, stinging, blistering, peeling, oedema, pruritus, urticaria and general irritation.

Since there is practically no Asizole absorption through the vaginal skin, no systemic effect is expected. The local tolerance of Asizole vaginal tablet is generally good. Local irritation or burning sensation may occur in a very few cases but these symptoms are not considered harmful.

Rarely patients may experience burning or irritation immediately after applying the ointment.

Precaution

If local intolerance develops, consider withdrawal of the medicine and institution of appropriate therapy. Asizole solution is not intended for ophthalmic use. Avoid contact with eyes upon topical application. Children 3 yrs. Pregnancy, lactation. If irritation or sensitivity develops with the use of Asizole ointment, treatment should be discontinued.

Interaction

There have been reports of a heat reaction when this medication used concomitantly with Sofradex drops in the ear.

Antagonism with polyene antibiotics.

Food Interaction

No interactions found.

Volume of Distribution

The topical form is minimally absorbed in the serum and tissues . Asizole is a lipophilic drug , and has been shown to be secreted in breastmilk in animal studies . There are limited data available regarding the volume of distribution following oral troche administration.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

Pregnancy:Asizole is recommended during pregnancy only after first consulting a doctor.

Lactation:Because systemic absorption of clotrimazole following topical application is marginal, there should be no risk for the infant during lactation.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole.

Acute Overdose

Supportive measures should be taken incase of accidental oral ingestion.

In case of accidental oral ingestion, supportive measures should be taken.

Interaction with other Medicine

There have been reports of a heat reaction when this medication used concomitantly with Sofradex drops in the ear.

Storage Condition

Store at a cool and dry place. Protect from light. Do not freeze.

Asizole contains Clotrimazole see full prescribing information from innovator Monograph