What is Vandazole?Vandazole is an antibacterial agent (in the form of an intravaginal gel) used to treat bacterial vaginosis in nonpregnant women.
What is the most important information I should know about Vandazole?Psychotic reactions have been reported in alcoholic patients who were using oral metronidazole along with disulfiram.
Seizures and peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling) have been reported with the use of oral metronidazole. If you experience any unusual neurological symptoms, discontinue the use of Vandazole and notify your doctor immediately.
Who should not take Vandazole?Do not use Vandazole if you have a prior history of hypersensitivity to metronidazole, parabens, or other ingredients of the formulation.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Vandazole?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Vandazole. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if have any liver problems.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The recommended dosage of Vandazole is one applicator full (approximately 5 grams) once or twice daily for 5 days.
How should I take Vandazole?Vandazole is supplied with 5 vaginal applicators. For once-daily dosing, one applicator should be used per dose. For once-daily dosing, administer Vandazole at bedtime. For twice-daily dosing, the applicator should be washed, rinsed and dried following the morning application and reused for the evening dose. After the evening dose, the applicator should be discarded.
What should I avoid while taking Vandazole?Avoid use of alcohol while being treated with Vandazole. Do not engage in vaginal intercourse or use other vaginal products such as tampons during treatment with this product.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Vandazole?If Vandazole is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vandazole with the following: cimetidine, lithium, warfarin
What are the possible side effects of Vandazole?Side effects cannot 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 taking this drug.
Side effects may include: allergic reaction, breast pain, back pain, constipation, depression, fungal infections, headache, rash
Can I receive Vandazole if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Vandazole is to be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Vandazole?Take as soon as you remember. Do not double your dose.
How should I store Vandazole?Store Vandazole at room temperature.