metronidazole - nystatin vaginal
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|01926845 ||FLAGYSTATIN VAGINAL CREAM|
|01926829 ||FLAGYSTATIN VAGINAL OVULE|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
This medication is used to treat infections of the vagina caused by a mixture of certain bacteria and fungi. It contains 2 ingredients. The first ingredient, metronidazole, works by killing certain bacteria. The second ingredient, nystatin, works by killing certain fungi.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose of metronidazole - nystatin vaginal is 1 vaginal ovule, or 1 full applicator of cream, daily, inserted deep into the vagina, before bedtime, for 10 consecutive days. If using the vaginal ovule, moisten the ovule under water for a second or two just before inserting into the vagina. This will help it to dissolve more easily. If the infection is not cured within 10 days, your doctor may order more medication for you. Make sure to tell your doctor if you still experience symptoms after this time.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you use the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Keep using this medication for the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should continue to use this medication even if you start to menstruate.If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each full applicator of cream delivers metronidazole 500 mg and nystatin 100,000 units. Nonmedicinal ingredients: glycerin, glyceryl monostearate, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, stearic acid, and trolamine.
Each ovule contains metronidazole 500 mg and nystatin 100,000 units. Nonmedicinal ingredient: glycerides of saturated fatty acid (hard fat).
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use metronidazole - nystatin vaginal if you:
- are allergic to metronidazole, nystatin, or any other ingredients of this medication
- are taking oral (by mouth) metronidazole and also have an active neurological disorder, a history of blood disorders, an underactive thyroid, or underactive adrenal glands