tioconazole vaginal (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tioconazole vaginal (Monistat-1, Vagistat-1)?
Do not use tioconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Tioconazole vaginal is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether tioconazole vaginal will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether tioconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use tioconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use tioconazole vaginal (Monistat-1, Vagistat-1)?
Use tioconazole 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 ointment into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
It is important to use tioconazole vaginal as directed to get the most benefit.
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 tioconazole 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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