Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack(Clotrimazole)
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Overview
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Clotrimazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with this condition. Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection. The vaginal product comes in 2 forms (a vaginal cream or tablet). Some products come with a skin cream to be applied to the area around the outside of the vagina. Ask your doctor before using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack for self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack only works for vaginal fungal infections. You may have a different type of infection (such as bacterial vaginosis) and may need a different medication. If you have fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, stomach/abdominal pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge, do not use Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Contact your doctor right away because these may be signs of a more serious infection.
How to Use Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack
If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack, use it as directed. Read the Patient Information Leaflet available with Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack is for vaginal use only. Wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact of Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation lasts. Dosage of Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use the medication usually once daily at bedtime for 1 to 7 nights depending on the product used, or as directed by your doctor. If using the vaginal cream, follow the package instructions on how to fill/use the applicator with the cream. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert one applicator filled with cream into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the cream. Make sure to insert the correct cream for use inside the vagina, not the skin cream for use on the outer genital area (vulva). If using the vaginal tablet, you may use either the applicator or your finger to insert the tablet. Unwrap the tablet before use. Follow the package instructions on how to fill the applicator with the vaginal tablet. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert the tablet or the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator to release the tablet. If you have itching/burning around the outside of the vagina (vulva), apply the skin cream to that area usually once or twice a day for no more than 7 days. If you are using a product with only the vaginal cream, you may apply a small amount of the vaginal cream to the area. Continue to use Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack every day for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days or if your menstrual period starts. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the yeast infection to return. Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 days or lasts more than 7 days. Tell your doctor if your infection returns within 2 months. You may need a different or additional medication to treat your condition.
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Precautions
Before using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungal agents (such as terconazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies. Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of the following health problems,diabetes, immune system problems (such as HIV-AIDS), frequent vaginal yeast infections (more than 3 in 6 months or 4 in 1 year). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Ask your doctor whether you can have sexual intercourse while using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack may weaken rubber products (such as latex condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps) and lead to failure. This can result in pregnancy. Do not use these products during treatment with Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Consult your doctor about other forms of barrier protection/birth control (such as polyurethane condoms) during this time. Do not use Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack for self-treatment if you are pregnant. During pregnancy, Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack should be used only when clearly needed. If you are pregnant, follow your doctor's instructions on how to use the applicator to insert Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Misdose
If you miss a dose of Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Side Effects
Vaginal/urethral burning/itching/pain, or lower abdominal cramps may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack Storage
Store at room temperature. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Gyne-Lotrimin 3 Combination Pack when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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