Candid V Gel
Candid V Gel
Candid V Gel
Candid V Gel
Candid V Gel

Candid V Gel

By GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS
30g Vaginal Gel in Tube
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Clotrimazole(2.0 %)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-FUNGAL

Medical Description

Candid-V gel is an antifungal gel, used to treat vaginal infections. This gel acts by reducing the vaginal burning, itching and discharge caused due to the fungal infection. Candid-V gel contains clot...
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Uses of Candid V 2 %

Candid-V gel is used to manage or prevent yeast infections of the vagina (vaginal thrush) and relieves in symptoms associated with it such as vaginal burning, itching and discharge caused due to the i...
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Contraindications of Candid V 2 %

  • If you are allergic to clotrimazole or any ingredients of Candid-V gel.
  • If you are menstruating (during periods).

Side effects of Candid V 2 %

  • Vaginal itching, pain and burning, rashes, peeling or bleeding.
  • Pain in the belly or pelvic area.

Precautions and Warnings of Candid V 2 %

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Candid-V gel during pregnancy?
A:
There may be some increase in vaginal discharge and its consistency during pregnancy. Not all white discharges are yeast infections. It is important not to use any medicine in pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor. This gel can be used if prescribed by your doctor. Ensure you don't use an applicator when pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Candid-V gel while breastfeeding?
A:
Candid-V gel is considered safe for a breastfeeding mother. Use Candid-V gel under the supervision of a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Candid-V gel?
A:
Yes, you can drive if you don't experience any side effects with this gel.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Candid-V gel?
A:
Candid-V gel is for vaginal use only. No interactions with alcohol have been reported to date.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are experiencing allergy-like redness, burning, swelling on using this product.
  • This gel can reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives like condoms or diaphragms and can lead to contraceptive failure and unwanted pregnancy. To avoid this, use another method of contracepti...
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  • Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, condoms and diaphragms.
  • Avoid vaginal intercourse when you are using Candid-V gel.
  • You have diabetes, the chances of vaginal infections increases.
  • You frequently have vaginal yeast infections avoid intercourse as that can infect your partner too.

Mode of Action of Candid V 2 %

How Does It Work?

Clotrimazole acts against fungi causing vaginal infection. It binds to the fungal cell membrane and inhibits its growth by altering the permeability of the cell membrane. It results in the death of th...
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Directions for Use of Candid V 2 %

  • Use this medicine as directed by your doctor, follow the package instructions.
  • Lie on your back with your knees flexed.
  • Fill the applicator with the cream and insert it into the vagina as far as it comfortably goes.
  • Press the plunger of the applicator slowly to apply the cream.
  • Candid-V gel is meant for vaginal use only.
  • Do not use it unless you are diagnosed with vaginal candidiasis.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Candid V 2 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Candid-V gel, as it is applied locally in the vagina is less likely to interact with other medicines.
  • Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations.
  • While using this medicine, do not stop, start or change the dosage of your medicines without consulting your doctor.
  • Medicines like methotrexate and cyclosporin used to modify immune response, steroid medicines such as prednisolone and some antibiotics taken along may increase the risk of recurrent vaginal yeast inf...
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Storage and disposal of Candid V 2 %

  • Candid-V gel should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Discard Candid-V gel when it is no longer needed or expired.

Dosage of Candid V 2 %

Overdose

As Candid-V gel is meant for vaginal application, cases of an overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have appli...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I spread this infection to my spouse?

A: Yes, the patient's spouse may also develop candida infection due to intercourse. You are advised to refrain from having intercourse when being treated for candidiasis.

Q: Can vaginal infection cause severe itching?

A: Yes, itching is common but do not scratch the skin outside the vagina. Scratching can cause more irritation and spread the infection.

Q: Can I self-medicate with Candid-V gel?

A: Do not use this gel if you never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor. Some amount of white vaginal discharge is normal.

Q: What is the main cause of yeast infection?

  • Candida albicans is the fungus that is liable for most vaginal yeast infections.
  • Vagina has a balanced mix of yeast, including candida and bacteria.
  • Lactobacillus prevents the overgrowth of yeast.

Q: What are the factors which can increase the risk of fungal infection of a vagina?

  • Women who consume antibiotics too often, people with diseases like diabetes, HIV can lead to recurrent vaginal infections.
  • Women wearing tight undergarments, washing the vagina with harsh soaps, birth control pills and steroids can also lead to vaginal infections.

Q: What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

  • The typical symptoms of a vaginal fungal infection are itching, burning sensation, pain and white discharge from the vagina.
  • Vaginal membranes become red, rashed, swollen and have a whitish coating.
  • The symptoms may get worse a few days before your period starts and pain during intercourse.

Q: What food can I eat if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

  • Foods like green vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, salad, almonds, walnuts, herbal tea, green juice and unsweetened coconut water.
  • Take probiotics and vitamin supplements, avoid stress and get enough sleep to boost your immune system.

Q: Do menstrual blood cause a vaginal yeast infection?

  • High levels of estrogen cause candida fungi to overgrow.
  • Because of this, it's common to get a yeast infection around the time of your period.
  • Yeast infections around the same time of the cycle every month are called cyclic vulvovaginitis.

Q: What causes frequent vaginal infection or candida infection?

A: Certain antibiotics, diabetes, a week immune system and changes in your hormone levels can lead to yeast infections. Also, too tight innerwear leading to poor ventilation can cause recurrent infections. The vaginal area should be kept dry. After using the washroom, always wipe yourself.

Q: What is Vaginal thrush?

A: Vaginal thrush is an infection caused by candida, a fungus. Candida is present on the skin and vagina normally too. However, when vaginal pH is disturbed due to certain factors like pregnancy, soaps, ill-health, antibiotics, then candida starts growing in excess. It leads to whiteish discharge, itching, redness, swelling around the vagina.

Q: How to maintain vaginal hygiene?

  • Wear dry and clean undergarments.
  • Clean the area after passing urine using toilet paper or soft cloth to keep the area dry.
  • Change sanitary pads every 4-6 hours during periods and clean the area before changing.
  • Clean the vagina after intercourse.
  • Avoid using soap and perfumed body washes to clean the vagina.
  • Avoid using scented feminine hygiene products such as wipes.
  • Practice safe sex as unprotected sex carries the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes which can lead to irritation and sweating and growth of microorganisms.
  • Avoid using hair removing creams or other chemicals to remove pubic hair.

Q: How long Do I need to use Candid V gel?

A: You should continue using this gel until the symptoms disappear or as long as prescribed by your doctor to avoid recurrence of the infection. It may take 2-3 weeks to show its full effect.

Q: Is Candid V gel antibiotic?

A: Candid V gel is an anti-fungal medicine that is used to manage vaginal fungal infections.

Q: Can Candid V gel be used for urine infection?

A: No, Candid V gel should not be used to treat urine infection. This gel is used to treat vaginal fungal infections only.

Q: Candid V gel vs Candid gel, how do they differ?

A: Both Candid V gel and Candid gel contains clotrimazole as its active medicine. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine used for the treatment of fungal infections. Candid V gel is specifically designed to treat vaginal infections. It is mainly used to manage fungal infections of the vagina. It is advised not to self medicate and use the medicine prescribed by your doctor, as the same shall be based on your diagnosis.
Product Details
Brand
CANDID V
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/10/2024

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ContainsClotrimazole(2.0 %)
UsesVaginal fungal infection
Side effectsVaginal itching, pain, burning, rashes
Last Updated on: 07 May 2022 | 10:55 AM (IST)
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