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Overview

Introduction

Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal infection of vagina such as burning, itching, and discharge. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT 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.  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. You must consult with your doctor if you do not observe any improvement within 3 days of treatment.

Some of the common side effects include vaginal burning sensation and irritation. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know.

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 Mycocid Tablet VT

Side effects of Mycocid Tablet VT

Common
  • Irritation
  • Vaginal burning sensation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Irritation
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
  • Coping with Vaginal burning sensation
    There are many creams, ointments or tablets that may help depending on the type and cause of irritation. Speak to your doctor about these. At home, you can take various steps to ease the condition. Use warm water and a gentle cleanser. Avoid scented soaps, lotions and toilet paper. Avoid vaginal sprays. Change out of wet clothing straight after swimming or exercising. Wear cotton underwear and change it every day. Do not scratch as it can make your condition worse.

How to use Mycocid Tablet VT

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 tablet into the vagina as mentioned in the label. It is best to use it just before bedtime.

How Mycocid Tablet VT works

Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT is an antifungal medication which treats vaginal infections. It works by killing the fungi inside the vaginal tract by destroying their cell membrane. This reduces burning, itching, and discharge that may occur in with these infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Mycocid 100mg Tablet VT helps treat vaginal fungal infections. It reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mycocid 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
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Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
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Patient Concerns

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Fungal infections on body & face
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks.Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Send pictures for better diagnosis and treatment
Fungal infections on face and body
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Tab. Fexova 180 mg (if required in case of itching)
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FAQs

Q. What is thrush? How does Mycocid help?

Thrush is a very common infection which is caused by overgrowth of a yeast called Candida albicans. It causes itching and burning around the entrance of vagina. In case of thrush, one may experience thick, heavier than usual discharge, appearing like cottage cheese. Mycocid is an antifungal cream. It is used to kill the fungus or prevent the growth of fungus at the site of infection.

Q. How should Mycocid be applied?

You should wash your hands properly before using Mycocid. Mycocid comes along with an applicator. Fill the applicator with the cream and insert it into the vagina. Release the medicine into the vagina and remove the applicator. Use it every day before going to bed for 7 days. Wash the applicator after each use.

Q. What precautions are necessary while using Mycocid?

Mycocid should not be used during menstruation as the cream will get washed off with blood flow. Track the menstrual cycle and make sure that the treatment is completed before the onset of menstruation. Do not use tampons, vaginal douches (washing the vagina with water or other fluids), spermicide (a contraceptive substance that destroys sperm) or other vaginal products while using Mycocid.

Q. Will the use of Mycocid affect my sex life?

Mycocid has no effect on the sex drive or desire. However, it is advised to avoid vaginal intercourse as long as you are using Mycocid. This is because Mycocid will not be able to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Also, the medicine may damage the condoms and diaphragms and hence you may need other forms of contraception.

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

Mycocid 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. I had been taking tacrolimus and now I have been prescribed Mycocid vaginal cream. Can I use them together?

Yes, you can use Mycocid and tacrolimus together. However, you may have to keep a watch on the side effects of tacrolimus. Though it happens rarely, the risk of side effects may increase due to increase in levels of tacrolimus because of Mycocid. But if it happens, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of tacrolimus.

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