Fentistat Vaginal Capsule

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)


Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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.

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule

Benefits of Fentistat Vaginal Capsule

In Fungal infections of vagina

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule

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 Fentistat

  • Vaginal burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Irritation

How to use Fentistat Vaginal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash and dry your vaginal area. Lie on your back and gently insert the capsule into the vagina as high as possible with or without the use of an applicator as mentioned in the label.

How Fentistat Vaginal Capsule works

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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

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Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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.
Fentistat Vaginal Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Fentistat Vaginal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Fentistat Vaginal Capsule, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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
Therapeutic Class

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fentistat 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
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
Brand(s): Karzine, Ostil, Prom
Brand(s): Pencil

Patient Concerns

White discharge from vagina, its vaginal infections or any other disease?
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Hi kindly mention time of white discharge in 1 month
Curd like vaginal discharge since 2 weeks
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
This cold be fungal infection of vagina. Get yourself examined by a gynae nearby and then take treatmentI have already replied you
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Q. Is Fentistat Vaginal Capsule an antibiotic or a steroid?

No, Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule have any effect on contraceptives?

Yes, Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule be used?

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule should be used strictly as per the doctor’s advice. The usual dose of Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule?

Do not store Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule cause any problems?

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

Q. Will the use of Fentistat Vaginal Capsule affect my sex life?

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule does not affect sex life. However, do not have vaginal intercourse as long as you are using Fentistat Vaginal Capsule. 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?

Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule?

Do not start treatment with Fentistat Vaginal Capsule 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 Fentistat Vaginal Capsule.

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Expires on or after: April, 2021

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