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butoconazole topical (generic name)

Mycelex-3 (brand name)

(byoo toe KOE na zole): A vaginal anti-infective - It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina
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Butoconazole Nitrate Vaginal cream

What is this medicine?

BUTOCONAZOLE (byoo toe KOE na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth. Wash hands before and after use. Read package directions carefully before using. If using the vaginal cream, screw the applicator onto the end of the tube and squeeze the tube to fill the applicator. If using individually packaged or filled applicators, remove the outer covering. Lie on your back. Gently insert the applicator tip high in the vagina and push the plunger to release the cream into the vagina. Gently remove the applicator. Wash the applicator well with warm water and soap. Use at regular intervals. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using this medicine if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

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March 18, 2009

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