Severe fungal infection vagina, ANTIFUNGOL HEXAL 3 vaginal cream 20 g
Severe fungal infection vagina, application:
- Fungal infections of the vagina, possibly with discharge
- Bacterial infections of the vagina
Severe fungal infection vagina, ANTIFUNGOL HEXAL 3 vaginal cream use:
The total dose should not be changed without consulting a doctor or pharmacist are exceeded.
Type of application?
Insert the medicine into the vagina. To do this, use the applicator.
Duration of use?
The duration of use should be 3 days.
There are no known overdose symptoms. If in doubt consult your doctor.
In general, pay attention to a conscientious dosage, especially for babies, small children and the elderly. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any effects or precautions.
A dosage prescribed by the doctor may deviate from the information on the package leaflet. Therefore, since the doctor adjusts them individually, you should use the medicine according to his instructions.
Mode of action Severe fungal infection vagina, ANTIFUNGOL HEXAL 3 vaginal cream:
How does the ingredient in the drug work?
The active ingredient damages the outer shell, the so-called cell membrane of fungi. This shell thus loses some of its functions, for example it becomes less permeable to nutrients - the cell starves, or cell components escape and the cell dissolves. Depending on the concentration of the active ingredient, the fungi are thereby inhibited in their growth and reproduction or killed directly. The active ingredient is also effective against certain bacteria.
What speaks against an application?
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Which age group should be considered?
- Children and adolescents under the age of 18: The medicine may only be used after consulting a doctor or under medical supervision.
What about pregnancy and lactation?
- Pregnancy: consult your doctor. Various considerations play a role in whether and how the drug can be used during pregnancy.
- Breast-feeding: According to current knowledge, there are no indications that the drug should not be used during breast-feeding.
If you have been prescribed the drug despite a contraindication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The therapeutic benefit can be higher than the risk that the use involves in the event of a contraindication.
What side effects can occur?
- Hypersensitivity reactions of the skin, such as:
- burning or stinging of the skin
- reddening of the skin
If you notice any discomfort or changes during treatment, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
For the information at this point, side effects are primarily taken into account that occur in at least one in 1,000 patients treated.
What should you consider?
- Be careful if you are allergic to fungal agents (e.g. clotrimazole)!
- Be careful if you are allergic to benzyl alcohol!
- Be careful if you are allergic to emulsifiers (e.g. sorbitan fat esters with E numbers E 493 and E 494)!
- Be careful if you are allergic to emulsifiers (e.g. cetostearyl alcohol)!
- Be careful if you are allergic to the solvent polyethylene glycol (E number E 431)!
- Be careful if you are allergic to paraffin!
- There may be medicines with which interactions occur. You should therefore generally tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicine you are already using before starting treatment with a new medicine. This also applies to medicines that you buy yourself, use only occasionally or have been using for some time.