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Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries


Overview

Introduction

Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat various types of vaginal infections associated with vaginal discharge. It fights against the infection by stopping the growth of infection-causing microorganisms. It also prevents further spread of the infection.

Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries is to be used as per the label instructions or as suggested by your doctor. This medicine is only for vaginal application. You must wash your hands before and after using it. It is best to use this at bedtime regularly to get the most benefit. If there is any accidental exposure of the medicine to the eyes or mouth, you must wash immediately. For better efficacy of the medicine, the course of the treatment should be completed even if you feel better. Do not use it more than the recommended dose.

Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries may lead to a few common side effects like mild irritation and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor. In case of any allergic reactions (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), it is advised to call for immediate medical help.

Before using it, tell your doctor if you have an underlying disease or are taking medicines for any health condition. The medicines that are used externally usually do not get affected by other medicines, however, you should let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines to ensure safety. Ask your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. During the course of the treatment, you must follow proper personal hygiene for a faster recovery.

Uses of Shekit V Pessaries

  • Syndromic treatment of vaginal discharge

Side effects of Shekit V Pessaries

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 Shekit V

  • Vaginal burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Irritation

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 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.
  • 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.

How to use Shekit V Pessaries

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 pessary into the vagina as high as possible with or without the use of an applicator as mentioned in the label.

How Shekit V Pessaries works

Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries is a combination of three medicines: Clindamycin, Metronidazole, and Clotrimazole, which treats vaginal infections. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Metronidazole is also an antibiotic which kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging their DNA. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their protective covering.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries 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
CAUTION
Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If a single dose of Shekit V Vaginal Pessaries is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

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Patient Concerns

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i hve suffering to vaginally thrush n itching. imidil v Pessaries safe in 25th week pregnancy?? please advice me
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes you can insert vaginal pessaries
Vaginal discharge since few days please suggest
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Candid V3 vaginal pessaries for 3 nights
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References

  1. MedlinePlus. Clindamycin. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Metronidazole. [Accessed on 30 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Clotrimzole. Reading, Berkshire: Bayer Plc; 2006 [revised 31 Aug. 2017]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Aavilable from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India
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