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All about: Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream

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Generic Name: Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream/Insert Combination Pack (7 Day) (kloe-TRIM-a-zole)
Brand Name: Mycelex-7 Combo Pack

Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is used for:

Treating vaginal yeast infections and relieving external vulvar itching and irritation associated with yeast infection.

Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is an antifungal agent. It works by weakening the cell membrane of the fungus, resulting in the death of the fungus.

Do NOT use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream
  • you have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor
  • you have itching caused by a condition other than a yeast infection
  • you have stomach, shoulder, or lower back pain; fever; chills; nausea; foul-smelling vaginal discharge; or vomiting

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have the blood disease porphyria or a history of liver disease or diabetes, or you have been exposed to HIV
  • if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort
  • if you have vaginal yeast infections often (eg, your symptoms return within 2 months) or your symptoms do not clear up with treatment
  • if you are taking antibiotics

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream. However, no specific interactions with Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream:

Use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is for vaginal use only. Do not use it rectally or take by mouth.
  • Suppositories - Using the applicator provided, insert 1 suppository high into the vagina at bedtime for 7 days.
  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream comes with one applicator to be used for all 7 days of treatment. Do not throw away applicator after use. Separate the pieces of the applicator and wash with warm, soapy water immediately after use. Rinse thoroughly. Make sure the applicator is completely dry before the next use.
  • External cream - Squeeze a small amount of cream onto your finger and gently spread the cream onto the itchy, irritated skin outside the vagina as directed by your doctor or on the packaging.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream.

Important safety information:

  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is for vaginal use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream in your eyes, flush with a generous amount of cool water.
  • Be sure to use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 3 days, if they last more than 7 days, or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream for itching caused by other conditions.
  • Dry the outside vaginal area completely after showering, bathing, or swimming. Do not go swimming for at least 9 to 12 hours after applying Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream. Change out of wet bathing suits or damp workout clothes as soon as possible.
  • Continue using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream even during your menstrual period. Do not use tampons while you are using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream or until all of your symptoms go away. Use unscented pads or pantiliners.
  • Do not have vaginal sexual intercourse while you are using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream.
  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream may decrease the effectiveness of condoms and diaphragms, increasing the chance of pregnancy or risk of sexually transmitted disease.
  • Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream.
  • If you use topical products too often, your condition may become worse.
  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Headache; mild vaginal burning, irritation, or itching; stomach cramps.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever or chills; foul-smelling vaginal discharge; nausea; severe or prolonged vaginal burning, irritation, or itching; stomach pain; swelling; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream:

Store Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Avoid temperatures above 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Avoid freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use if the wrapper on the applicator or suppository is torn or damaged. Keep Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Mycelex-7 Combo Pack Cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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