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Candifem Vaginal Cream

Manufacturer: Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Miconazole, Ornidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: February 26, 2019

Candifem Vaginal Cream is commonly used for the treatment of skin infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot (infection in the skin of your feet), jock itch (fungal infection in the buttocks, inner thigh and genital’s skin) and other fungal infections. It can also be used for the treatment of pityriasis, which causes lightening/darkening of the skin of the chest, arms, legs and neck. An azole antifungal, Candifem Vaginal Cream prevents the growth of the fungus on your skin, thus treating the infections. It is available as a cream, powder, spray liquid and powder as well as a lotion. There is also a suppository form available that is inserted in the vagina for treatment.

The dosage and duration of using Candifem Vaginal Cream depends on the type of the infection it is being used for. Apply it twice in a day or as per your doctor’s instructions. Make sure that you do not apply it more than the prescribed times. It will not improve your condition faster, instead increase the side effects. If you are using the vaginal cream or the suppository, read and follow the instructions properly.

The possible side effects that Candifem Vaginal Cream could have are a mild irritation on the skin where it is applied, or a burning and itching sensation in the affected area. These symptoms do not require any medical guidance as such. However, consult your doctor at once if you develop an allergic reaction like skin rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and face or hives. An increased redness, pain or inflammation of the affected area must also be brought to the doctor’s notice.

You must dry the area before applying Candifem Vaginal Cream in the affected parts. Avoid tight-fitting clothes of synthetic fibres, opt for loose cotton clothes. Also, make sure you do not spray it near your eyes. In case it happens, wash your eyes at once with cool water.

  • Oral Thrush

    Candifem Vaginal Cream is used in the treatment of fungal infection in the mouth caused by Candida albicans fungus.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    Candifem Vaginal Cream is used in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
  • Skin fungal infections

    Candifem Vaginal Cream is used in the treatment of skin infections caused by the fungus. It is also used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
  • Allergy

    Candifem Vaginal Cream is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.
  • Body pain

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Fever or chills

  • headache

  • Black or Tarry stools

  • diarrhea

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Stomach pain

  • Loss of appetite

  • Weakness

  • Change in taste

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The maximum salivary concentration of this medicine can be observed in 7 hours after a buccal dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Clear data is not available about the use of this medicine in the breastfeeding women. Use with caution when the topical cream is applied. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Candifem Vaginal Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.

Candifem Vaginal Cream is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is an important component of fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P450 14-alpha-demethylase enzyme, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Liver disease

    Candifem Vaginal Cream should be used with caution in the patients with liver injury. Any symptoms of rash, yellowing of eyes and skin, abdominal pain should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Alprazolam

    Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.

    Warfarin

    Usage of Candifem Vaginal Cream along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, and unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.

    Antidiabetic drugs

    Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of low blood glucose levels. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness should be reported immediately.

    Atorvastatin

    Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of liver injury and kidney injury. Symptoms like dark-colored urine, muscle pain, weakness, joint pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes should be reported immediately.

Ques: What is Candifem Vaginal Cream?

Ans: Candifem Vaginal Cream is a medication which has Miconazole and Ornidazole as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by producing the antifungal effect, destructing the amoeba and trichomonas. Candifem Vaginal Cream is used to treat conditions such as Cutaneous candidiasis, Amoeba infections, Bacterial infections, Fungal and bacterial infections, Tinea cruris, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Candifem Vaginal Cream?

Ans: Candifem Vaginal Cream is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Cutaneous candidiasis, Amoeba infections, Bacterial infections, Fungal and bacterial infections, Tinea cruris, and Vaginal yeast infection. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Trichomonas infections, Tinea pedis, Tinea corporis, and Tinea versicolor. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Candifem Vaginal Cream to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Candifem Vaginal Cream?

Ans: Candifem Vaginal Cream is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Candifem Vaginal Cream which are as follows: Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach pain, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Headache, and Rash. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Candifem Vaginal Cream.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Candifem Vaginal Cream?

Ans: Candifem Vaginal Cream should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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