What is in this leaflet
1. What Clotrimazole vaginal cream is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Clotrimazole vaginal cream
3. How to use Clotrimazole vaginal cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Clotrimazole vaginal cream
6. Contents of the pack and other information
WHAT CLOTRIMAZOLE VAGINAL CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This medicine contains Clotrimazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fungal, which act to treat infections caused by fungi.
It can be used to treat the external symptoms of thrush (vulval candidiasis). It may also be used by the woman’s sexual partner to treat associated penile thrush (candidal balanitis).
Thrush is a common infection caused by yeast (or fungus), which may live harmlessly in the vagina without you even noticing it. However, in certain circumstances, it may develop into an infection in the vagina and symptoms may spread to the surrounding area. These symptoms may include one or more of the following:
– Itching of the vagina and surrounding area (the vulva)
– Redness and swelling of the tissues of the vagina and
– Soreness of the vagina and vulva
– A white, non-smelling discharge from the vagina
Thrush may be aggravated by sexual intercourse, but is not a sexually transmitted disease. Sometimes however, thrush can be passed to your partner through sexual intercourse.
If your partner has penile thrush he may have one or more of the following symptoms:
– Soreness and redness of the penis
– Tightness of the foreskin
– A white non-smelling penile discharge