No, Fentozac is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It belongs to imidazole class of antifungals. It is used to treat candidiasis (thrush) occuring in the vulva and vagina.
Q. Does Fentozac have any effect on contraceptives?
Yes, Fentozac 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 Fentozac be used?
Fentozac should be used strictly as per the doctor’s advice. The usual dose of Fentozac 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 Fentozac?
Do not store Fentozac 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 Fentozac cause any problems?
Fentozac can cause certain side effects in some people. Using Fentozac may cause mild and transient rash or burning sensations that generally disappear rapidly. Additionally, using Fentozac for prolonged periods of time may make you allergic to it.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Jan 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.