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tioconazole topical (generic name)

Vagistat-1 (brand name)

(tye oh KON a zole): A vaginal anti-infective - It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina
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Tioconazole Vaginal ointment

What is this medicine?

TIOCONAZOLE (tye oh KON a 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:
  • abdominal, back or shoulder pain
  • diabetes
  • fever or chills
  • foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • HIV or AIDS
  • immune system problems
  • nausea, vomiting
  • vaginal itching or discomfort for the first time
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tioconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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. Use this medicine at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Follow product instructions for application.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in girls as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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

What may interact with this medicine?

  • spermicides
  • 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.

    What should I watch for while using this medicine?

    Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within 3 days or if they last longer than 7 days.

    It is better not to have sex until you have finished your treatment. This medicine may damage condoms or diaphragms and cause them not to work properly. It may also decrease the effect of vaginal spermicides. Do not rely on any of these methods to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy while you are using this medicine.

    Vaginal medicines usually will come out of the vagina during treatment. To keep the medicine from getting on your clothing, wear a mini-pad or sanitary napkin. The use of tampons is not recommended since they may soak up the medicine. To help clear up the infection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, underwear.

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Last Updated

September 02, 2009

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