Tioconazole

Description

Tioconazole is an antifungal agent used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina caused by Candida species. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tioconazole

  • Itching of vagina
  • Vaginal redness
  • Burning or Painful Urination
  • Vaginal Burning
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Fever or chills
  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge

Uses of Tioconazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vaginal Candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 24 hours (symptomatic relief) or 7 days (complete relief) after the application of the dose.
  • 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 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. 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 Tioconazole or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Vaginal Irritation

This medicine may cause burning and irritation upon vaginal application. Consult your doctor if the symptoms do not improve and the irritation persists.

Self treatment

This medicine is not recommended for self-treatment by pregnant women and diabetic patients.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered as a single dose, the likelihood of a missed dose is negligible.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
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.
Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment 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 at bedtime only

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine stops the production of a certain vital component of the fungal cell wall. This inhibits the growth of the fungus and eventually leads to its death.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vaginal anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

Tioconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 7 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01007

DailyMed - Tioconazole 1 1 Dose Treatment- tioconazole ointment [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 7 December 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c13c4087-8ca3-4e08-a7af-54efd21c9d30

Tioconazole [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 28 March 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/tioconazole

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Mar 2019

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