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Generic name: Butoconazole nitrate
Why is this drug prescribed: Mycelex-3 Vaginal Cream cures yeast-like fungal infections of the vulva and vagina.
Most important fact about this drug: To obtain maximum benefit, it is important that you continue to use Mycelex-3 for 3 consecutive days, even if your symptoms have disappeared.
How should you take this medication: To keep this medication from getting on your clothing, wear a sanitary napkin. Do not use a tampon; it will absorb the drug. Do not douche unless your doctor tells you to do so. To apply: Following the instructions, fill the applicator that comes with the vaginal cream to the level indicated; the cream also comes in a prefilled applicator. Lie on your back with your knees drawn up. Gently insert the applicator high into the vagina and push the plunger. Withdraw the applicator and discard it. --If you miss a dose... Insert it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature, away from heat. Do not freeze.
What side effects may occur: Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Mycelex-3. Side effects may include: Itching of the fingers, soreness, swelling, vaginal discharge, vulvar itching, vulvar or vaginal burning
Why should this drug not be prescribed: If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to butoconazole nitrate or any other ingredients in this product, you should not use this medication. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Special warnings about this medication: If your symptoms persist, or if you become irritated or have an allergic reaction while using this medication, notify your doctor. If this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, see your doctor before using Mycelex-3 to be sure it is the right medication to use. Do not use this medication if you have abdominal pain, a fever, or a vaginal discharge with a foul odor; instead, see your doctor. If your infection doesn't clear up in 3 days, call your doctor. The problem may not be a yeast infection. If your symptoms come back within 2 months, call your doctor. It could be a sign of pregnancy or a condition such as AIDS or diabetes. Do not use this product if you have diabetes, have tested positive for HIV, or have AIDS. Mycelex-3 may damage condoms and diaphragms. Employ another method of birth control while you are using this product. This product is for vaginal use only. Avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication: No interactions with other drugs have been reported.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: You should not use Mycelex-3 if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. It is not known whether this drug appears in breast milk. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
Recommended dosage: ADULTS: The recommended dose is 1 applicatorful of cream inserted in the vagina at bedtime for 3 days. CHILDREN: Not for use by girls under 12 years of age.
Overdosage: No overdosage has been reported.