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  • Generic Name: (tioconazole)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 10/2014
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Vagistat-1 is a vaginal suppository (inserted into the vagina) that is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Vagistat-1 works by stopping the growth of fungus, thereby helping to relieve your symptoms.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Vagistat-1 may help clear or relieve your symptoms of vaginal yeast infection such as, itching, burning, and redness.

      When: You may experience a relief in your symptoms within 1-7 days.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may notice an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using Vagistat-1. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      Side effects may include: mild increase in vaginal burning, itching, or irritation.  

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Vagistat-1 if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not use Vagistat-1 if you have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a healthcare provider.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Vagistat-1. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have frequent vaginal yeast infections (such as once a month or 3 in 6 months); been exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS; lower abdominal (stomach are), back or shoulder pain; fever; chills; nausea; vomiting; foul-smelling vaginal discharge; or if you plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and children ≥12 years: The recommended dose is 1 full applicator inserted into the vagina once at bedtime.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Vagistat-1 exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Tell your healthcare provider right away if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days or if you symptoms last longer than 7 days.

      Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Vagistat-1.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using Vagistat-1. Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.

      Do not have vaginal intercourse while you are using Vagistat-1.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Vagistat-1 at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Vagistat-1 during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      Vagistat-1 is a one dose treatment.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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