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butoconazole vaginal

Pronunciation: byoo toe CON a zole

Brand: Gynazole 1

What is the most important information I should know about butoconazole vaginal?

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Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor, even during your menstrual period. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

Butoconazole contains mineral oil, which can weaken the latex rubber that condoms and diaphragms are made of. If you use either of these forms of birth control, they may not be as effective during your treatment with butoconazole. Use another form of birth control while you are using butoconazole and for at least 3 full days after your treatment has ended.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing such as nylon underwear or panty hose that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as butoconazole vaginal unless your doctor approves.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if your symptoms get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection that butoconazole will not treat.

What is butoconazole vaginal?

Butoconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.

Butoconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.

Butoconazole vaginal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my doctor before using butoconazole vaginal?

Do not use butoconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

You should not use butoconazole vaginal if you have a fever, abdominal pain, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, diabetes, HIV, or AIDS.

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FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Butoconazole contains mineral oil, which can weaken the latex rubber that condoms and diaphragms are made of. If you use either of these forms of birth control, they may not be as effective during your treatment with butoconazole. Use another form of birth control while you are using butoconazole and for at least 3 full days after your treatment has ended.

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It is not known whether butoconazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use butoconazole vaginal?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

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Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Insert the cream into your vagina using the applicator as directed.

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if your symptoms get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection that butoconazole will not treat.

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Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor, even during your menstrual period. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

You may use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.

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Store butoconazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.

An overdose of butoconazole applied in the vagina is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while using butoconazole vaginal?

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing such as nylon underwear or panty hose that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as butoconazole vaginal unless your doctor approves.

What are the possible side effects of butoconazole vaginal?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • burning;
  • itching;
  • pelvic pain or cramps;
  • itching;
  • soreness and swelling; or
  • increased urination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect butoconazole vaginal?

There may be other drugs that can affect butoconazole vaginal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about butoconazole vaginal.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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