Can econazole nitrate be used on the vaginal area?
Question posted by CJDiva on 3 July 2019
Last updated on 4 July 2019 by himeluna
Econazole nitrate may only be used within the vaginal area if the type of medication you have available is indicated for vaginal use. There are certain brands that produce econazole specifically for vaginal thrush.
There are two econazole products available to treat vaginal thrush - pessaries and cream. Econazole pessaries are inserted high into the vagina and can be prescribed as a one-off dose, or as a short course lasting for three days. Econazole cream is inserted high into the vagina using an applicator. It can also be applied to the area around the outside of the vagina to relieve itching and soreness. You may be prescribed either of these products to treat the infection.
There are also other products available which contain econazole, but these are used to treat fungal infections elsewhere on the body. Therefore, it is very important that you check your product information.
- Econazole uses and safety info
- Econazole information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Econazole (detailed)
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