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Overview

Vcandi 6.5% Gel

Manufacturer: Strides shasun Ltd
Medicine composition: Tioconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Vcandi 6.5% Gel is an anti-fungal medication that belongs to the imidazole class and is used for effective treatment of fungal or yeast infections. It is a broad-spectrum anti-fungal agent that prevents the growth of pathogens and other disease causing microorganisms. Ointments containing tioconazole are more commonly used for treatment of vaginal yeast infections, or as a single-dose solution to vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Common side effects include temporary irritation or burning sensation of the vaginal region, sudden onset of rashes or hives, swelling of the eyes, lips, increase in headaches, increased urination or a short span of respiratory difficulties such as shortness of breath. The medication is not known to cause any fetal damage or deterioration of fertility in either male or females, when administered the correct dosage. However if the symptoms persist or create extreme discomfort you must seek medical attention.

As a measure of precaution, nursing of babies should be temporarily discontinued during the dosage period of tioconazole as most drugs are excreted in the human milk. Tioconazole may cause complications on interaction with rubber or latex products, therefore the use of condoms and other vaginal contraceptive products are not advised for use following 72 hours of application of the medicine.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Vcandi 6.5% Gel may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Increased liver enzymes.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Vcandi 6.5% gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Tioconazole, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
When Vcandi 6.5% Gel interacts with cytochrome P-450 enzyme it converts lanosterol to ergosterol which is a very important element of yeast membrane. As a result of this Vcandi 6.5% Gel brings about inhibition of ergosterol synthesis leading to heightened cellular permeability.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

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Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.
Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.

5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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