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INT-1675 UK VAGISIL Leaflet


3. How to use Vagisil
Always use Vagisil exactly as detailed in the
instructions. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how
to use the product.

Vagisil Medicated Creme® 2.0% Lidocaine
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to use
Vagisil carefully to get the best results from it.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve after
one week.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Vagisil is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Vagisil
3. How to use Vagisil
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vagisil
6. Further information

1. What Vagisil is and what it is
used for
Vagisil is an emulsion cream. The active
ingredient is Lidocaine.
Vagisil is formulated to provide prompt
effective relief from the discomfort of minor
itching, and irritation of the skin just outside
of the vagina and around the anus (back
passage). Lidocaine works below the skin
surface to anaesthetise skin, to stop itching
and irritation and remove the urge to scratch.

Vagisil is for external use on the skin just
outside of the vagina and around the anus
(back passage) by adults and children aged
12 years and above.

2. Before You Use Vagisil
Do not use Vagisil:

• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to

Apply the cream to the affected area. You
can repeat the treatment as needed 3 to 4
times daily for up to one week. If symptoms
persist for more than one week, consult your
doctor. On rare occasions a persistent itch
may be a sign of another condition that only
your doctor can diagnose and treat.

Lidocaine or any of the other ingredients
of Vagisil. See Section 6 for a full list of
• if you are under 12 years of age.
• on your eyes.
Take special care with Vagisil:

If you accidentally swallow Vagisil it is
unlikely to be harmful, but contact your
doctor or pharmacist if you are worried.

Medicines are not always suitable for
everyone. Before you use Vagisil you should
consult your doctor if you have general
itching all over your body.

If you forget to use Vagisil, do not use a
double application to make up for a forgotten
treatment. When you remember, apply the
cream and continue with the treatment.

Taking other medicines

You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.

If you have any further questions on the use
of this product, ask your doctor or

internet at
Alternatively you can call Freephone 0808
100 3352 (available from 10 am to 2 pm
Mondays to Fridays) or fill in a paper form
available from your local pharmacy.

5. How To Store Vagisil
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store at room temperature (below 25oC).
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the packaging and on the seal of the
tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required.

6. Further information
What Vagisil contains
The active substance is Lidocaine 2.0%.
The other ingredients are: Stearic acid,
Self-emulsifying glyceryl monostearate,
Glycerol, Triethanolamine, Zinc oxide,
Sulfonated castor oil, Isopropyl alcohol,
Chlorothymol, Fragrance, Docusate sodium,
Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, Purified

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

4. Possible Side Effects

Do not use Vagisil if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding without first consulting a
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine.

Like all medicines, Vagisil can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
On very rare occasions, the use of Vagisil
can result in a skin reaction called sensitivity.
This could become apparent by reddening of
the skin, minor swelling, blistering, or through
an intensification of the itch and/or irritation.
In the unlikely event that you experience
these symptoms, stop using Vagisil and
consult your doctor for advice.

Driving and using machines
There are no effects on ability to drive and
use machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Vagisil

If you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Also you can help to make sure that medicines remain as safe as possible by
reporting any unwanted side effects via the

Vagisil contains sulfonated castor oil which
may cause skin reactions.

PMS 2738 U

What Vagisil looks like and contents of the
Vagisil is an emulsion cream supplied in a
decorated metal tube and an outer carton.
Available in 30g and 20g pack sizes.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Combe International Limited
Leatherhead, KT22 9RX, UK
Laleham Health & Beauty Ltd
Alton, GU34 2PR, UK
This leaflet was last amended in 04/2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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