Generic name: Butoconazole nitrate.

Femstat is an antifungal. It destroys and prevents the growth of fungi. 

Quick Facts About Femstat


Used to treat fungal infections of the vulva and vagina.

Femstat Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed. Finish the entire prescription. Continue using cream during menstruation, and if symptoms disappear. Do not use a tampon while taking this medication, absorbs the medication. Do not douche during Femstat therapy unless instructed by your doctor.

  • Usual adult dose: for nonpregnant women — 1 applicator filled with cream inserted vaginaily at bedtime for 3 days. Doctor may extend 3 more days if necessary. For pregnant women — 1 applicator filled with cream inserted vaginaily at bedtime for 6 days. Now also comes in emulsion form.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: apply as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not apply missed dose; go back to regular schedule.

Femstat Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no overdoses reported. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: itching of the fingers, soreness, swelling, vaginal discharge, vulvar itching, vulvar or vaginal bleeding.

No known less common or rare Femstat side effects.


No Femstat drug interactions reported.

No known food/other substance interactions. 

Special Cautions

If pregnant inform your doctor. No adverse effects noted during first 3 months of pregnancy. Not known if Femstat appears in breast milk.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • If sensitive to or allergic to any ingredients of Femstat, should not use.
  • Notify your doctor if symptoms remain, or if you experience allergic reaction or irritation.


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