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Vandazole Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my doctor before using metronidazole vaginal (Vandazole)?

Do not use metronidazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

Before using metronidazole vaginal, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • liver disease;
  • a seizure disorder; or
  • problems with circulation (such as Raynaud's syndrome).

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use metronidazole vaginal.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Metronidazole vaginal may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use metronidazole vaginal (Vandazole)?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Insert the cream into your vagina using the applicator as directed.

Your medication may come with disposable applicators. Use each applicator for only 1 day and then throw it away. If you use the medication twice daily, wash and rinse the applicator after your morning dose and use it again for your evening dose. Then throw it away and use a new applicator the next day.

Use metronidazole vaginal for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor, even during your menstrual period. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if your symptoms get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection that metronidazole will not treat.

You may need to use a sanitary napkin during treatment, but do not use a tampon.

Metronidazole vaginal can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medication.

Store metronidazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture or heat. Do not allow it to freeze.

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