Information about Tioconazole

Tioconazole Uses

Tioconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections of vagina.

How Tioconazole works

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

Common side effects of Tioconazole

Vaginal irritation, Burning sensation
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Expert advice for Tioconazole

  • Tioconazole 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 immediately if you get fever, chills, stomach pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 days, lasts more than 7 days or if the infection returns within two months.

Frequently asked questions for Tioconazole

Tioconazole

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Tioconazole?

Always thoroughly wash your hands before and after applying Tioconazole. If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying Tioconazole. It should be applied to form a thin and uniform layer onto the affected areas daily and should be rubbed in gently.

Q. For how long do I need to continue applying Tioconazole? Can I stop if the symptoms have completely disappeared?

The duration of the treatment depends on the type of infection. In general, the treatment is continued for 1 month for tinea infection and at least 15 days for candida infection. Do not stop the treatment on your own even if you feel better because the infection may come back as it takes some time to kill the fungus completely.

Q. Is Tioconazole safe to use in children?

Tioconazole is safe for use in children provided it is used in the recommended doses for the recommended period of time. Minor side effects may occur but usually they do not become bothersome. However, if you develop a burning sensation or areas of severe redness, itching, then stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. What measures should be taken for a fast recovery?

Keep the affected areas clean and dry and avoid excessive rubbing. The itchiness may give you an urge to scratch but avoid scratching as it will damage the affected surface, spreading the infection further. Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.

Q. Does Tioconazole have any side effects?

Yes, Tioconazole can cause side effects but not everyone gets affected by them. You may suffer from mild and transient rash or burning sensations that generally disappear rapidly.

Q. How to store Tioconazole?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. The medication should be stored at room temperature (20°C to 25°C) and away from light, excess heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom).

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