Generic name: Gyne-Lotrimin.
Other brand names: Femcare, Lotrimin, Mycelex.
Gyne-Lotrimin is an antifungal. It destroys and prevents the growth of fungi.
Quick Facts About Gyne-Lotrimin
Used to treat fungal infections.
Avoid getting into eyes. If taking lozenges, let dissolve in your mouth; do not swallow or chew. To avoid reinfection, use condoms during sexual intercourse. Do not use tampons if using vaginal medication; will absorb medication. Do not douche unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
- Usual adult dose: Lotrimin — wash hands before and after use. Apply morning and evening to affected areas; massage into skin. Gyne-Lotrimin cream — insert 1 applicatorful vaginally at bedtime for 7 consecutive days. Mycelex troche — 1 troche slowly dissolved orally 5 times per day for 14 consecutive days. For prevention of recurrence, 1 troche 3 times per day.
- Usual child dose: Lotrimin — wash hands before and after use. Apply morning and evening to affected areas; massage into skin.
- Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not take missed dose; go back to regular schedule.
Gyne-Lotrimin Side Effects
no specific information available; overdose unlikely. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.
More common side effects: blistering, burning, hives, irritated skin, itching, peeling, reddened skin, stinging, swelling due to fluid retention. Side effects of vaginal preparation: abdominal/stomach cramps and pain, burning and irritation of penis of sexual partner, headache, pain during sexual intercourse, skin rash or hives, vaginal burning and/or itching, soreness during sexual intercourse, unpleasant mouth sensation.
No known less common or rare Gyne-Lotrimin side effects.
No Gyne-Lotrimin drug interactions reported.
No known food/other substance interactions.
Do not use during pregnancy without specific instructions from your doctor. Not known whether Gyne-Lotrimin appears in breast milk.
No special precautions apply to seniors.
Follow doctor’s instructions carefully for children.
- If allergic to this medication, should not use.
- Notify your doctor if you experience increased skin irritations such as redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing.
- If symptoms do not subside after 2 to 4 weeks, contact your doctor.
- If you experience abdominal pain, bad-smelling vaginal discharge, or fever, notify your doctor immediately.
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