Candid Gel 1% 15 g
Candid Gel is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Clotrimazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with this condition. Candid Gel is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection.
Ask your doctor before using Candid Gel for self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. This medication only works for vaginal fungal infections. You may have a different type of infection (such as bacterial vaginosis) and may need a different medication. If you have fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, stomach/abdominal pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge, do not use Candid Gel. Contact your doctor right away because these may be signs of a more serious infection. If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before using Candid Gel. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed Candid Gel, use it as directed.
Candid Gel is for vaginal use only. Wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact of Candid Gel with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation persists. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Candid Gel usually once daily at bedtime for 1 to 7 nights depending on the product used, or as directed by your doctor.
If using the vaginal gel, follow the package instructions on how to fill/use the applicator with the gel. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert one applicator filled with gel into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the gel. Make sure to insert the correct gel for use inside the vagina, not the skin gel for use on the outer genital area (vulva).
If you have itching/burning around the outside of the vagina (vulva), apply the skin gel to that area usually once or twice a day for no more than 7 days. If you are using a product with only the vaginal gel, you may apply a small amount of the vaginal gel to the area. Continue to use Candid Gel every day for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days or if your menstrual period starts. Stopping Candid Gel too soon may allow the yeast infection to return.
Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products while using Candid Gel. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the medication.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 days or lasts more than 7 days. Tell your doctor if your infection returns within 2 months. You may need a different or additional medication to treat your condition.
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