Butoconazole: Uses & Sides Effects

Uses

This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Butoconazole is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection.

This product is for vaginal use only. Wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact of this cream with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation persists.

Use this product as directed by your doctor, usually given as a single dose. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert the applicator filled with medication into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the full dose of the cream.

Do not use tampons or douches while using this medication. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the medication.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it returns within 2 months. You may need a different or additional medication to treat your condition.

Precautions

If vaginal yeast infections happen often, talk with the doctor.

Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.

Do not use butoconazole for itching caused by a health problem other than a vaginal yeast infection. Talk with the doctor.

Do not use butoconazole if you have belly pain, fever, or bad-smelling vaginal discharge. Talk with your doctor.

Condoms or diaphragms may not work to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control while taking butoconazole and for 72 hours after care ends.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using butoconazole while you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take butoconazole with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Side effects

Increased vaginal/urethral burning/itching/pain, or mild abdominal cramps may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A different type of infection (bacterial vaginosis) or a more serious condition (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease-PID) may require different treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms: flu-like symptoms (including fever/chills), foul-smelling discharge from the vagina, stomach/abdominal pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.