FAQs ABOUT SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET
Q: What is SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET used for?
A: SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET contains Clotrimazole, which belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. It is used in the treatment of candidal vaginitis. Candidal vaginitis is an infection caused by yeast that affects the female genital organs such as the vagina and the vulva, which is the vagina's outer region. Candidal vaginitis causes itching in the vagina and areas surrounding it, abnormally smelly discharge, pain during intercourse, and painful urination. Pregnant women, women using contraceptives, women with weakened immune systems recently treated with antibiotics, and diabetic women are highly susceptible to this infection.
Q: How does SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET work?
A: SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET works by preventing the fungus' growth. Clotrimazole works by blocking the production of enzymes responsible for the growth of fungal cells. This inhibition results in the breakage of cell membranes and fungal cell abnormalities, finally leading to alterations in the membrane-based activity of fungus. These lead to fungal cell death and the prevention of further fungal growth.
Q: How should I use SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET?
A: Use SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET as advised by your physician. It is for vaginal use only. Do not swallow the medicine. Insert SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET inside your vagina as directed by your physician. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight, and disease condition. If you have any doubts regarding the doses, consult your doctor.
Q: Can I take SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET orally?
A: No, do not take SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET orally, as it is not intended to be taken orally; it should be inserted directly into the vagina. Consult your doctor before using it.
Q: What are the dos and don'ts while using SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET?
A: Do not use tampons, intravaginal douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET. Sexual intercourse should be avoided as your partner is at risk of infection. Avoid concomitant use of tacrolimus and condoms while on treatment with SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET.
Q: Can I use SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET during my menstrual cycle?
A: No, do not use SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET during my menstrual cycle as there is a high risk that the medicine will be washed out. Treatment should be completed before the onset of the menstrual cycle or after the menstrual cycle.
Q: What are the side effects of SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET?
A: The common side effects of SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET are burning, itching, and irritation sensations in the vagina and skin. Peeling in the genital area, severe itching, rashes, swelling of body parts, discomfort, burning sensation, irritation, or pain in the pelvic region, unusual vaginal bleeding, and stomach pain
Q: Will SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET cause stomach pain?
A: Stomach pain is the most common side effect of SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET. Some diet and lifestyle changes can help with stomach pain. Eat smaller portions of your meal. Chew your food well and eat slowly. Avoid foods that cause gas or indigestion. Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine. Avoid sitting idle or lying down after having your meal; it’s better to go for a walk.
Q: Can SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET be used during pregnancy?
A: SURFAZ VAGINAL 100MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women or in women planning to have a baby under the supervision of a physician or midwife. During pregnancy, the tablet should be inserted without using an applicator. Consult your doctor before using it.