Butoconazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Butoconazole

Generic Name : Butoconazole

Pronunciation : byoo toe koe' na zole

Latest prescription information about Butoconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Butoconazole

International- Gynazole-1, Mycelex-3.

Why is Butoconazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an imidazole antifungal, prescribed for candidiasis (yeast infection of the vagina). It works by weakening the cell walls of sensitive fungi, causing the cell contents to leak.

When should Butoconazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Butoconazole?

The recommended dose is one applicatorful of cream (approximately 5 grams of the cream) intravaginally. This amount of cream contains approximately 100 mg of butoconazole nitrate.

How should Butoconazole be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Butoconazole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, immune system problems, human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may be used during your period, avoid using tampon to prevent staining.

What are the side effects of Butoconazole?

Vaginal burning, itching, soreness, swelling, pelvic or abdominal pain and cramping.

What are the other precautions for Butoconazole?

Avoid using condoms or diaphragms within 72 hours after use of this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Butoconazole?

Store the medication at 25C. Keep this medication out of the reach of children. Do not allow it to freeze.

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