Drug ID: 2d00000075
Drug Name: Butoconazole
Generic Names: Gynazole-1 | Mycelex-3
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is one applicatorful of cream (approximately 5 grams of the cream) intravaginally. This amount of cream contains approximately 100 mg of butoconazole nitrate.
Recommended In: This medication is an imidazole antifungal, prescribed for candidiasis (yeast infection of the vagina). It works by weakening the cell walls of sensitive fungi, causing the cell contents to leak.
Directions For Use: It comes as a cream to apply topically.
Storage: Store the medication at 25°C. Keep this medication out of the reach of children. Do not allow it to freeze.
Dosage Forms: Cream
Side Effects: Vaginal burning, itching, soreness, swelling, pelvic or abdominal pain and cramping.
In Case of Overdose: No information available yet.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, immune system problems, human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may be used during your period, avoid using tampon to prevent staining.
Avoid using condoms or diaphragms within 72 hours after use of this medication.
Drug Interaction: To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections include antibiotics, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), and drugs that suppress the immune system (such as cyclosporine, methotrexate).