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Fentiderm Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Preservative
Methylparaben, Propyl paraben

Introduction

Fentiderm Cream belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus and is used to treat infections of the vagina. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Fentiderm Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is best to use it at night time for better results.  Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. The affected area should be clean before using the medicine. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Do not stop using it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. 

Some of the common side effects include vaginal burning sensation, itching, and irritation. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know. It makes condoms and diaphragm less effective, ask your doctor about suitable birth control method.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Fentiderm Vaginal cream

Benefits of Fentiderm Vaginal cream

In Fungal infections of vagina

Fentiderm Cream is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat infections caused by fungi in adults. It works by stopping the growth of fungi to relieve the symptoms you may have and clear the infection. This medicine provides relief from pain and itching and reduces discharge. Continue using the medicine for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back.

Side effects of Fentiderm Vaginal cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fentiderm

  • Vaginal burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Irritation

How to use Fentiderm Vaginal cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream by using applicator. Wash your hands after applying.

How Fentiderm Vaginal cream works

Fentiderm Cream is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fentiderm Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fentiderm Cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Fentiderm Vaginal cream?

If you miss a dose of Fentiderm Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Fentiderm Cream helps treat vaginal fungal infections. It reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge.
  • It is inserted into the vagina using an applicator, usually at night before going to bed.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • It can damage condoms and diaphragms and make them ineffective at preventing pregnancy. Ask your doctor about other suitable methods of preventing pregnancy.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not get improved within 3 days of taking the medicine.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazole derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fentiderm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Karzine, Ostil, Prom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pencil
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I am regularly using the cream cosmelite But now due to a fungal infection i have to use a antifungal cream fungicros So So i want to know whether i can apply the cream cosmelite after fungicros
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pls tell me which part of body have fungal infections
What kind of antibiotics should be taken for groin fungal infection along with the micanazole cream?
Dr. Himanshu Gupta
Dermatology
Antibiotic is not required for fungal infection, antifungals like itraconazole, terbinafine, etc are used for fungal infections
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FAQs

Q. Is Fentiderm Cream an antibiotic or a steroid?

No, Fentiderm Cream is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It belongs to the imidazole class of antifungals. It is used to treat candidiasis (thrush) occurring in the vulva and vagina.

Q. Does Fentiderm Cream have any effect on contraceptives?

Yes, Fentiderm Cream can damage condoms and diaphragms (barrier method of contraception), thereby affecting their efficacy. Therefore, instead of using these, you can use alternative methods of contraception such as contraceptive pills.

Q. How should Fentiderm Cream be used?

Fentiderm Cream should be used strictly as per the doctor’s advice. The usual dose of Fentiderm Cream is one applicator full in the morning and one applicator full in the evening for 3 days. Your symptoms may disappear quickly, but it is important that you continue using the cream for 3 days. Consult your doctor in case you have any confusion regarding the medicine, if your condition worsens or if there is no improvement.

Q. How to store Fentiderm Cream?

Do not store Fentiderm Cream above 30°C. Store in the original container. Do not use the medicine after the expiry date shown on the outer packaging. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Q. Can Fentiderm Cream cause any problems?

Fentiderm Cream can cause certain side effects in some people. Using Fentiderm Cream may cause mild and transient rash or burning sensations that generally disappear rapidly. Additionally, using Fentiderm Cream for prolonged periods of time may make you allergic to it.

Q. Will the use of Fentiderm Cream affect my sex life?

Fentiderm Cream does not affect sex life. However, do not have vaginal intercourse as long as you are using Fentiderm Cream. Also, condoms and diaphragms may get damaged and may fail to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Q. What should I do if the infection comes back?

Fentiderm Cream can be used again if the candidal infection returns after 7 days. However, if the candidal infection recurs more than twice within six months, you should consult your doctor whether it is candidal infection or something else.

Q. What precautions are necessary while using Fentiderm Cream?

Do not start treatment with Fentiderm Cream during menstruation as the cream will be washed off with blood flow. The treatment should be finished before the onset of menstruation. Do not use tampons, vaginal douches, spermicide or other vaginal products while using Fentiderm Cream.

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References

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  2. Nanavati MS, Bhattacharji P, Krishnaprasad K. Fenticonazole Nitrate - A Symptomatic Approach to Vulvovaginal Infection. International Journal of Scientific Study. 2017;5(5):278-80. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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