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USES: This medication is an anti-infective used to treat certain vaginal infections.

 
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AVC

Uses
This medication is an anti-infective used to treat certain vaginal infections.
Notes
  • This medication is not a contraceptive agent.
  • It is advised to avoid vaginal sexual intercourse during treatment with this medication to prevent reinfection.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.


How To Use
  • This medication is for vaginal use only.
  • Unwrap the suppository and insert it high into the vagina.
  • If using an applicator, place the suppository into the applicator.
  • Insert the applicator high into the vagina and press the plunger to release the medication.
  • Clean the applicator with warm soapy water and rinse well.
  • A detailed instruction sheet should be provided with the medication.
  • Review the instructions and be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Continue using this medication for as long as prescribed to ensure the infection is cleared.
  • Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause vaginal itching or burning.
  • These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If they continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a skin rash or experience vaginal irritation while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease or allergies, especially to any antibiotics.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Avoid the use of vaginal douches while taking this medication.
  • This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
  • Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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