What is Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate) used for?
Lomexin® is commonly used for treatment of inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis) caused by infection with Candida albicans or other yeasts or fungi (also known as vaginal thrush or candidiasis).
How should I take Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
To use Gynoxin® as a vaginal capsule
You should gently push one into your vagina at bedtime. Insert it as high as possible using your finger. Your doctor will have told you whether to do this on one night only, or on three consecutive nights. Vaginal capsules are only for use in the vagina – they must not be swallowed.
To use Gynoxin® cream
You will be asked to use the cream twice a day (in the morning and the evening) for three days. Use the applicator provided to insert 5 gram of cream high into your vagina. To do this, attach the applicator to the tube. Squeeze the cream into the applicator until it is full. Remove the applicator from the tube, and then gently insert the cream-filled end of the applicator into your vagina as high as it is comfortable for you. Push the plunger to release the cream into your vagina. Remove the applicator and wash it with warm water and soap, ready for your next dose.
How do I store Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Lomexin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Lomexin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Lomexin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Lomexin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant.
- You are under 18 years of age.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Besides, you may notice that:
- If your sexual partner also has symptoms of thrush (soreness and redness of the penis, tightness of the foreskin or a white, odourless discharge from the penis), it is important that they are treated at the same time as you, with an antifungal cream, to prevent you being re-infected. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- It is important to finish the prescribed course of this medicine, even if any itching and discharge has got better and it seems the infection has cleared up. This is to ensure that the infection is fully treated and thus reduce the chance of it coming back.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Slight burning sensation in the vagina after inserting the medicine. This generally goes away quickly. Also, prolonged use may cause allergic reactions to develop.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Lomexin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Product may interact with this drug, such as Clotrimazole.
Does food or alcohol interact with Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Lomexin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate)?
Lomexin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate).
What is the dose of Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate) for an adult?
The recommended dose is 3 nights at bed time for 200mg or once at bed time for 600mg.
What is the dose of Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Lomexin® (Fenticonazole nitrate) available?
Lomexin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Cream 30g (Lomexin® 2%) and vaginal capsules 1000mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Lomexin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: February 10, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019