Butoconazole cream

Generic Name: butoconazole (byoo-toe-KOE-na-zole)
Brand Name: Gynazole-1

Butoconazole cream is used for:

Treating vaginal yeast infections.

Butoconazole cream is an antifungal agent. It works by weakening the cell wall of sensitive fungi, causing the cell contents to leak. This kills the fungi.

Do NOT use butoconazole cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in butoconazole cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using butoconazole cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with butoconazole cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with butoconazole cream. However, no specific interactions with butoconazole cream are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if butoconazole cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use butoconazole cream:

Use butoconazole cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Butoconazole cream is for vaginal use only. Do not use in the eyes or take by mouth.
  • Wash your hands before and after using butoconazole cream. Insert 1 applicator-full of cream into the vagina. Throw the applicator away after using it.
  • Only one dose of butoconazole cream is required. If you forget to use butoconazole cream, use it as soon as you remember.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use butoconazole cream.

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not get better within a few days or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • If your infection clears up and occurs again in a few weeks, see your doctor. Recurrent vaginal infections, especially those that are difficult to cure, may be an early sign of HIV infection in women who are considered at risk for HIV infection.
  • Butoconazole cream may be used during your period. Use a sanitary pad rather than a tampon to prevent staining of clothing.
  • Butoconazole cream contains mineral oil, which may weaken latex or rubber products such as condoms and diaphragms. Do not use condoms or diaphragms within 72 hours of using butoconazole cream.
  • Butoconazole cream should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using butoconazole cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if butoconazole cream is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use butoconazole cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of butoconazole cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Burning, itching, soreness, or swelling in or around the vagina not present before using butoconazole cream.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); pain or cramping in the stomach or pelvic area.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Butoconazole cream may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of butoconazole cream:

Store butoconazole cream at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep butoconazole cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about butoconazole cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Butoconazole cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take butoconazole cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about butoconazole cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to butoconazole cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using butoconazole cream.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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