Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Sep 05, 2023

Drug Details

Common Brands:



Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Antifungal and corticosteroid


Topical cream and lotion


Topical administration (by application to the skin)

Therapeutic Uses:

To treat symptomatic inflammatory tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm)

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Clotrimazole-Betamethasone Drug Class

Clotrimazole (kloh-try-mah-zole) belongs to a group of drugs called antifungal agents. Betamethasone (bay-tah-meth-ah-sone) belongs to a group called high-potency topical corticosteroids.

Clotrimazole-Betamethasone Age Range

Clotrimazole and betamethasone (Lotrisone) is approved for use in people 17 years of age and older. This medication can cause serious adverse events consistent with Cushing’s syndrome (HPA-axis suppression), growth retardation (reduced body weight gain), benign intracranial hypertension, and local cutaneous reactions, including skin atrophy (thinning skin), in pediatric patients.