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Vagistat® -1
(tioconazole) 6.5% Vaginal Ointment


Tioconazole, 1-[2-{(2-chloro-3-thienyl)methoxy}-2(2,4-dichlorophenyl)ethyl]1,H-imidazole, is a topical antifungal agent. Its chemical formula is C16H13Cl3N2OS with a molecular weight of 387.7.

VAGISTAT-1 (tioconazole 6.5%) is formulated in a base of white, soft paraffin and aluminum magnesium silicate with butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) added as a preservative. Each applicator-full of VAGISTAT-1 (tioconazole) provides approximately 4.6 grams of ointment containing 300 mg of tioconazole.

What are the possible side effects of tioconazole vaginal (Monistat-1, Vagistat-1)?

Stop using tioconazole vaginal and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. These include burning, itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking tioconazole (Vagistat-1)?

See also Uses section.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungal agents (such as clotrimazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication: diabetes, immune system problems (such as HIV-AIDS), frequent vaginal yeast infections (more than 3 in 6 months or 4 in 1 year).

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).


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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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