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CANDIFEM VAGINAL CREAM

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Composition for CANDIFEM

Miconazole Topical(2% w/w),Ornidazole Topical(2% w/w)

food interaction for CANDIFEM

alcohol interaction for CANDIFEM

pregnancy interaction for CANDIFEM

lactation interaction for CANDIFEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Candifem vaginal cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Candifem vaginal cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CANDIFEM

Miconazole Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Miconazole Topical is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Miconazole is an imidazole that belongs to the class of medications called as antifungal agents. It works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and weakening it, thereby killing the sensitive fungi.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Application site itching, Headache, Stomach cramp, Vaginal burning sensation
Ornidazole Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Ornidazole Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic belonging to the class of medications called as anti-bacterials and anti-protozoals. It works by causing cell death thereby inhibiting the growth of bacteria thus relieving the symptoms associated with infections.

Common side effects

Rash, Itching, Skin redness

SUBSTITUTES for CANDIFEM

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Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Ashutosh Shukla
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, Fellowship
    4.6
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. P. R. Aryan
    MBBS, Diploma
    4.3

Expert advice for CANDIFEM

  • Avoid direct contact of cream/ gel with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver problems, blood disease or if you have been exposed to HIV or if you have stomach, shoulder, or lower back pain, fever, chills, nausea, foul-smelling vaginal discharge or vomiting. 
  • Tell your doctor if you often have vaginal yeast infections (e.g., once a month or 3 in 6 months).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to miconazole or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not use if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Oral gel should not be used in infants <4 months of age.

Frequently asked questions for CANDIFEM

Miconazole Topical

Q.Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract

Q.Does miconazole cause burning sensation?
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning can be seen with use of miconazole

Q.Does miconazole cause dry skin?
No, miconazole is not known to cause drying of skin

Q.Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole topical is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections, as advised by the doctor. However, oral gel should not be used in infants < 4 months of age

Q.Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to the class of antifungal agents

Q.Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections

Q.Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.

Ornidazole Topical

Q.Is ornidazole topical same as metronidazole?
Ornidazole topical and metronidazole are two different drugs belonging to the same class. However, they may have different indications. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Is ornidazole topical carcinogenic?
There are no reports suggesting the potential of ornidazole to cause cancer.

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Content on this page was last updated on 04 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)