Vagistat-3

Generic Name: Miconazole nitrate

  • What is this medication?

    Vagistat-3 contains a vaginal antifungal agent. It is intended to treat vaginal yeast infections and to relieve external itching and irritation due to a vaginal yeast infection.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Vagistat-3?

    This product is for vaginal use only.

    Do not use this product if you have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor.

    When using this product, do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products. Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    When using this product do not have vaginal intercourse.

    When using this product, a mild increase in vaginal burning, itching, or irritation may occur.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if your symptoms do not get better in 3 days; your symptoms last more than 7 days; or you get a rash or hives, abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Do not use this product if the printed suppository wrapper is missing or damaged (each suppository is individually wrapped) or if the seal over the tube opening has been punctured or cannot be seen.

    Do not purchase this product if the carton is open.

    Before using this product, read the enclosed consumer information leaflet for complete instructions and information.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Vagistat-3?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have vaginal itching and discomfort for the first time.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have lower abdominal pain, back or shoulder pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge. You may have a more serious condition.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have vaginal yeast infections often (such as once a month or 3 in 6 months). You could be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking a prescription blood thinning medicine, such as warfarin, because bleeding or bruising may occur.

    Ask a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Vagistat-3?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while using Vagistat-3?

    When using this product, do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products. Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    When using this product do not have vaginal intercourse.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Vagistat-3?

    Bleeding or bruising may occur if are taking a blood-thinning medicine, like warfarin, while using this product.

    If Vagistat-3 is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Vagistat-3 with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Vagistat-3?

    Adults and children 12 years:

    Suppositories:

    Insert one 200 milligram (mg) suppository into the vagina at bedtime for 3 nights in a row. Throw the applicator away after use.

    External cream:

    Squeeze a small amount of the cream onto your fingertip. Apply the cream onto the itchy, irritated skin outside the vagina. Use 2 times daily for up to 7 days, as needed.

    Children <12 years:

    Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Vagistat-3?

    Store this product at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Avoid heat over 25°C (77°F).