CLOTRIMAZOLE, vaginal tablet

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    Therapeutic action

    • Antifungal

    Indications

    • Vaginal candidiasis

    Forms and strengths, route of administration

    • 500 mg vaginal tablet, with applicator

    Dosage and duration

    • Adult: one vaginal tablet single dose, at bedtime, preferably lying down

     

    Place the tablet on the applicator. Insert the applicator high into the vagina. Push the plunger then remove the applicator.

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • May cause: local irritation; allergic reactions.
    • Inform patients that the oil-based vaginal tablet may damage the latex in condoms and diaphragms and reduce their effectiveness. 
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication (do not use the applicator to avoid damage to the cervix)
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

    Remarks

    • Also comes in 100 mg vaginal tablets, applied once daily at bedtime for 6 days. Do not interrupt treatment during menstruation. Clean the applicator with water after each use.

    Storage

     
    –  Below 25 °C