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Brand Names: Gynazole 1

Generic Name: butoconazole vaginal (Pronunciation: byoo toe CON a zole)

What is butoconazole vaginal (Gynazole 1)?

Butoconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.

Butoconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.

Butoconazole vaginal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of butoconazole vaginal (Gynazole 1)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • burning;
  • itching;
  • pelvic pain or cramps;
  • itching;
  • soreness and swelling; or
  • increased urination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about butoconazole vaginal (Gynazole 1)?

Use this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor, even during your menstrual period. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

Butoconazole contains mineral oil, which can weaken the latex rubber that condoms and diaphragms are made of. If you use either of these forms of birth control, they may not be as effective during your treatment with butoconazole. Use another form of birth control while you are using butoconazole and for at least 3 full days after your treatment has ended.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing such as nylon underwear or panty hose that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as butoconazole vaginal unless your doctor approves.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if your symptoms get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection that butoconazole will not treat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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