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Antifungal pessaries

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Pessaries Canestan, Gyno-travogen, Zalain, Candid Adult

Antifungal pessaries - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Antifungal pessaries cause?

​Mild stinging, itching and redness may occur at the affected area.

  • If these symptoms do not resolve or worsen, stop the medication immediately and consult your health care professional.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Antifungal pessaries , what precautions must I follow?

  • ​Wash your hands before and after handling the pessary
  • Inform your healthcare professional if:
    • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
    • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
    • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Antifungal pessaries ?

​Do check with your healthcare professional if other topical medications can be applied together with this medication

Antifungal pessaries - Additional Information

​Signs that you may require further medical attention include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge which is either green, yellow, or with a fishy smell
  • Have symptoms which differ from previous vaginal thrush infections
  • Have had 4 or more cases of vaginal thrush within the last year
  • Symptoms reappear after 2 months
  • Previously had a sexually transmitted infection
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Continue to have symptoms 3 days after your last dose of the medication

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

  • Tags: Antifungal Pessaries
  • Updated on Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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