Fenticonazole

Description

Fenticonazole is an anti-fungal agent which is used to treat fungal infections of the vagina (vulvovaginal candidiasis). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Fenticonazole

  • Burning sensation
  • Itching of skin
  • Rash

Uses of Fenticonazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to fenticonazole, other imidazole derivatives, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Contraceptive Use

Fenticonazole may render the spermicidal creams ineffective. Hence, spermicidal creams may not be an effective form of contraception during treatment with this medicine. This medicine may damage the latex of condoms and diaphragms; hence these types of contraception are also not effective during treatment with Fenticonazole. Hence, alternative methods of contraception or abstinence from sexual intercourse are recommended.

Allergy

If you use this medicine for a prolonged period of time, you may develop an allergy to it. It is important to follow all instructions given by your doctor and only use this medicine for the prescribed duration of time.

Overdose

The possibility of an overdose with this medicine is very low. In case of accidental swallowing, immediately contact your doctor for further instructions.

Missed Dose

Use/Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Carefully follow all instructions given on the leaflet/label and use this medicine only for the prescribed duration of time. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Fenticonazole inhibits the fungus from growing and dividing by blocking the production of certain vital components of the fungal cell.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Azole antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 5 January 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5724.pdf

[Internet]. M.patient.media. 2018 [cited 5 January 2018]. Available from: ia/pdf/28948.pdf

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Fenticonazole (substance) [Internet]. Snomedbrowser.com. 2018 [cited 5 January 2018]. Available from:

https://snomedbrowser.com/Codes/Details/419234006

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 12 February 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/23831

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Feb 2018

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