clotrimazole vaginal (cont.)
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Who should not use clotrimazole vaginal (Femcare, Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-G)?
Do not use clotrimazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication.
Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Do not use clotrimazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication if you are younger than 12 years of age.
How should I use clotrimazole vaginal (Femcare, Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelex-G)?
Use clotrimazole vaginal exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Insert the tablet, suppository, or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
Use this medication continuously for the prescribed amount of time, even during your menstrual period.
You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.
If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Store clotrimazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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