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MONISTAT 1
TIOCONAZOLE - VAGINAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

TIOCONAZOLE - VAGINAL

(tie-oh-CON-uh-zole)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vagistat-1

Uses

This medication is an antifungal used to treat certain vaginal infections.

How To Use

This medication is for vaginal use only and is usually given as a single dose. Open the applicator just prior to use. Insert the applicator high into the vagina (unless you are pregnant) and press the plunger to release medication. Discard the applicator. Use a sanitary napkin/minipad to prevent staining clothing. Do not use a tampon. A detailed instruction sheet should be provided with the medication. Review the instructions and be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist should you have any questions.

Side Effects

This medication may cause vaginal itching, burning, irritation or pain or painful urination. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: use of latex diaphragms or condoms, any allergies. The ointment base of this drug can weaken latex. Therefore, do not use latex condoms or diaphragms for 3 days after using this medication. Avoid vaginal sexual intercourse when using this drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use. Avoid the use of vaginal douches while using this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

This medication is not a contraceptive agent. Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.