Candid V Gel
Candid V 2 %W/W 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 clotrimazole as its active ingredient. Clotrimazole binds to the fungal cell membrane and inhibits its growth by altering the permeability of the cell membrane. Wash your hand before and after applying Candid V gel. Apply this gel as advised by your doctor. Candid V gel should be used only for vaginal infection. Avoid using this gel to treat any other skin condition. Discuss with your doctor about all the existing medical and medication history before starting Candid V gel.
Uses of Candid V 2 %W/W
Contraindications of Candid V 2 %W/W
- 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 %W/W
- Vaginal itching, pain and burning, rashes, peeling or bleeding.
- Pain in the belly or pelvic area.
Precautions and Warnings of Candid V 2 %W/W
Other General Warnings
- 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 contraception for at least 5 days after stopping treatment with Candid-V gel....
- 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.
Directions for Use of Candid V 2 %W/W
- 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.
Storage and disposal of Candid V 2 %W/W
- 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.
Quick Tips of Candid V 2 %W/W
- Candid-V gel is a topical antifungal medicine used to treat yeast infections of the skin, vagina, ear and ringworm infections.
- This medicine is meant for external application and should not be ingested.
- Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are to be treated.
- Do not use more than the prescribed amount of this medicine or do not use it for longer periods of time than recommended by your doctor.
- Before using Candid-V gel, please discuss with your doctor if you have any other skin conditions.
- If you experience any side effects after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
- Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you do.
Dosage of Candid V 2 %W/W
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Mode of Action of Candid V 2 %W/W
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Interactions of Candid V 2 %W/W
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 infection. If you are on any of these, inform your doctor....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I spread this infection to my spouse?
Q: Can vaginal infection cause severe itching?
Q: Can I self-medicate with Candid-V gel?
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?
Q: What is Vaginal thrush?
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.