Mycelex Troche

1 What is Mycelex Troche?

Brand: Mycelex Troche

Generic: Clotrimazole lozenges

Mycelex Troche are antifungal drugs to prevent and treat fungal infections of the mouth and throat called thrush. This drug is dissolved slowly in the mouth. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What to Know Before Using

To use Mycelex Troche properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. 

Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. This drug is not recommended for use in children under 3 years of age since they may be too young to use the lozenges safely. 

It is still unknown whether these drugs work exactly the same way in younger adults and elderly. Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate. There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. 

Discuss with your healthcare professional the possible risks and benefits before taking this drug while breastfeeding. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects. 

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Fentanyl, Tacrolimus, or Trimetrexate. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with magnesium is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. 

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as liver disease.

3 Proper Usage

To use Mycelex Troche properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. This drug must be held in the mouth and allowed to dissolve slowly and completely for about 15 to 30 minutes. Do not chew the lozenges or swallow them whole but you may swallow your saliva. 

This drug is not recommended for use in infants or children under 3 years of age.  Take this drug for the full time of treatment to ensure complete drug therapy and prevent any relapses.  This may take two weeks or more. 

The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.  

Adults and children 3 years of age and older with thrush are advised to dissolve one 10-milligram lozenge slowly and completely inside the mouth, taken five times a day for at least fourteen days. A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. 

However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. 

Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Mycelex Troche, there are some precautions you must take. Consult with your healthcare professional If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse within 1 week.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects using Mycelex Troche may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur. Inform you healthcare provider immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as abdominal or stomach cramping or pain or diarrhea

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. 

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. 

If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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