butoconazole vaginal (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my doctor before using butoconazole vaginal (Gynazole 1)?
Do not use butoconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
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.
It is not known whether butoconazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use butoconazole vaginal (Gynazole 1)?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Insert the cream into your vagina using the applicator as directed.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
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.
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.
You may use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.
Store butoconazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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