Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream

Bayview Pharmacy's Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation, dispensed in a tube for convenient and precise application in the vaginal area. This medication is specifically designed to provide therapeutic effects for gynecological conditions such as Candidiasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Trichomoniasis, and Tinea Cruris.

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Formula Information

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Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation, specifically designed for the treatment of specific gynecological conditions, particularly fungal infections of the vagina. This medication is dispensed in a tube for convenient and precise application in the vaginal area. The active ingredient, flucytosine, is an antifungal agent that works by inhibiting the growth of the fungus, thereby allowing the body to effectively combat the infection.

This formulation is primarily used to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis, commonly known as a yeast infection. The cream should be applied directly to the affected area twice daily for a period of 7 days. It is crucial to complete the full course of treatment, even if symptoms appear to improve before the end of the treatment period. During the course of treatment, sexual contact should be avoided to prevent further spread of the infection.

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is generally well tolerated by most patients. However, some individuals may experience side effects such as burning, itching, or irritation in the area of application. If these or any other side effects occur, it is recommended to contact a healthcare provider for advice and possible adjustments to the treatment plan.

If you have any questions or concerns about Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream or its application, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of compounding pharmacists is always ready to provide the necessary assistance and guidance.

Drug Interactions

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Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation specifically designed for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC caused by Candida albicans. It is dispensed in a tube for convenient and precise application in the vaginal area. However, it should not be used by patients with known hypersensitivity to flucytosine or any of its components, pregnant women, or nursing mothers.

Special caution should be exercised when using Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream in patients with renal or hepatic impairment, a history of hypersensitivity to other antifungal agents, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes mellitus, HIV infection, immunosuppression, malignancy, organ transplantation, alcohol or drug abuse, liver or renal disease, cardiovascular disease, bleeding disorders, thrombocytopenia, anemia, hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypermagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypophosphatemia, hyperphosphatemia, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, pituitary insufficiency, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, genital warts, genital herpes, genital ulcers, genital itching, genital discharge, vaginal dryness, vaginal burning, vaginal irritation, vaginal odor, vaginal bleeding, and vaginal pain.

It is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before starting treatment with Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream, especially if you have any of the aforementioned conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

How Does it Work

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Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation designed for precise application in the vaginal area. This topical antifungal medication is primarily used to treat fungal infections of the vagina, including conditions such as vaginal yeast infections, candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. The active ingredient, flucytosine, works by inhibiting the growth of fungi, effectively killing the organisms causing the infection.

The cream is typically applied directly to the affected area of the vagina, usually twice daily for a period of 7-14 days. It is crucial to use the cream as directed by your healthcare provider and to complete the full course of treatment, even if symptoms appear to improve. If the infection does not improve after the full course of treatment, it is essential to consult your healthcare provider.

It's important to note that Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is specifically designed to combat fungal infections and is not effective against bacterial infections. Additionally, this medication is not a contraceptive and should not be used as a form of birth control.

While Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is generally well tolerated, some individuals may experience side effects such as burning, itching, or irritation at the application site. If these or any other side effects occur, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

For any further questions or concerns regarding Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream, please consult your healthcare provider to ensure safe and effective use of this medication.

Other Uses

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Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation specifically designed for precise application in the vaginal area. This medication is primarily used to treat a variety of fungal infections, including dermatophyte infections such as tinea pedis, tinea corporis, and tinea versicolor. It is also effective in treating cutaneous candidiasis, which includes conditions like intertrigo, diaper rash, and onychomycosis.

In addition to its antifungal properties, Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream can also be used to treat certain bacterial infections. These include bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. However, it is crucial to understand that this medication is not suitable for treating systemic fungal infections.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream for any of these conditions, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional. They can provide you with the most accurate and personalized advice based on your specific health situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is a semisolid formulation designed for convenient and precise application in the vaginal area. It is used to deliver medication or provide therapeutic effects for specific gynecological conditions.

How is Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream dispensed?

This medication is dispensed in a tube for easy and precise application.

What conditions is Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream used to treat?

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is used to treat specific gynecological conditions. However, the exact conditions it treats should be discussed with a healthcare provider as it can vary based on individual health circumstances.

How should I apply Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream should be applied as directed by your healthcare provider. It is typically applied in the vaginal area using the tube it is dispensed in for precise application.

Can Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream be used for other conditions?

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream is specifically designed for gynecological conditions. It should not be used for other conditions unless directed by a healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

As with any medication, Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream can have side effects. These should be discussed with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.

Can I use Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Before using Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream, it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

How should I store Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream should be stored as directed by your healthcare provider or the packaging instructions. Typically, it should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

If you miss a dose of Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Can I use other vaginal products while using Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream?

Before using other vaginal products while on Flucytosine 15% Vaginal Cream, it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider to avoid any potential interactions or adverse effects.

Formulas and/or material listed are not to be interpreted as a promise, guarantee or claim of therapeutic efficacy or safety. The information contained herein is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage its abandonment. Every patient is unique, and formulas should be adjusted to meet their individual needs.
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