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food interaction for INFA

alcohol interaction for INFA

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lactation interaction for INFA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Infa ointment 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
Infa ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for INFA

Clotrimazole Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Clotrimazole Topical is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness
Tinidazole Topical(5% w/w)

Uses

Tinidazole Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Tinidazole is a nitroimidazole that belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It inhibits the synthesis of DNA in susceptible bacteria and parasites, killing these micro-organisms and curing the infection.

Common side effects

Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Application site tingling, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Itching

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Expert advice for INFA

  • Do not use clotrimazole topical for vaginal infections if you are menstruating.
  • Do not take clotrimazole pessary by mouth. Avoid direct contact of cream or drops with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not use tampons, vaginal douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using clotrimazole for vaginal infections.
  • Avoid vaginal intercourse during treatment of vaginal infections.
  • Do not use the vaginal tablets in children younger than 16 years.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had two infections of fungal vaginitis in the last six months, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) or exposed to a partner with STD, or have pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor before using clotrimazole, if you have any of the following symptoms: irregular or abnormal vaginal bleeding, a blood-stained discharge, vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores, lower abdominal pain, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or foul smelling vaginal discharge.
  • Seek immediate medical advice if symptoms do not relieve within a week of using vaginal cream or tablets, or infection recurs more than twice within six months.
  • Patients allergic to clotrimazole or other imidazole antifungal medications or any of its ingredients. 
  • It should not given to patients who never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor.
  • It should not take if patient is who have itching caused by a condition other than a yeast infection.

Frequently asked questions for INFA

Clotrimazole Topical

Q.Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid.

Tinidazole Topical

Q.Is tinidazole or Fasigyn an antibiotic/sulfa drug?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic/anti-protozoal/anti-amoebic drug. It is not a sulfa drug

Q.Is tinidazole the same as metronidazole/Flagyl?
Tinidazole is different from metronidazole (also called as Flagyl). However, both of them belong to the same class of drugs

Q.Does tinidazole cure bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydial and urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Tinidazole is effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and Chlamydial infections. But it is not used for treatment of UTI

Q.Does tinidazole cause yeast infections/diarrhea/cancer?
Prolonged use of tinidazole may cause candida or yeast infections. There is no evidence of tinidazole causing diarrhea or cancer. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)