Lomexin: Uses, Administration, Precautions, Warnings, Side Effects and Interactions

It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis).

Either caused by infection with Candida albicans or other yeasts or fungi (also known as vaginal thrush or candidiasis).

How should Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate) be taken?

Vaginal capsule

You should gently push one into your vagina before going to bed. With your finger insert it as high as possible. Your doctor will have told you if you should do this just one night or three nights in a row. Vaginal capsules are only for use in the vagina, they should not be swallowed.

To use the cream

You will be asked to use the cream twice a day (morning and evening) for three days. Use the provided applicator to insert 5 grams of cream into the upper part of your vagina. To do this, connect 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 the vagina as high as is comfortable for you. Press the plunger to release the cream into your vagina. Remove the applicator and wash it with warm soapy water, ready for your next dose.

How should you store Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Lomexin is stored in a cool environment at room temperature, keeping it away from moisture and direct light.

To avoid product damage, you should not store Lomexin in your freezer or bathroom. There may be different brands of this medicine with different storage requirements.

Before using Lomexin it is necessary to check the product package to find out how it should be stored or you can consult your pharmacist. You must keep the product out of the reach of children and pets.

Unless you have been told to do so, you should not flush Lomexin down the toilet or pour it down the drain. It is extremely important to stop using the product and dispose of it properly when its expiration date has arrived or is no longer needed.

Cautions and warnings

What should I know before using Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant.
  • You are under 18 years of age.
  • You are currently taking other medications, whether they are medications that do not require a prescription to be purchased or others such as complementary medications or herbal medicines.
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Also, you may notice that:

  • If your sexual partner also has symptoms of thrush (penis pain and redness, foreskin tightness, or white, odorless discharge from the penis), it is important that they treat them at the same time as you, with an antifungal cream, to prevent them from coming back. to infect consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • It is important to finish the prescribed cycle of this medication, even if the itching and discharge improve and the infection appears to have cleared up. This is to ensure that the infection is fully treated and thus reduce the chance that it will return.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There is not enough information to determine how safe it is to use this product during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. You can discuss with your doctor the potential benefits and risks of using this product while you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Side effects

What side effects can occur with Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Slight burning sensation in the vagina after inserting the medicine. This usually goes away quickly. In addition, prolonged use can cause allergic reactions.

Not all people who use this medicine suffer from these side effects. You may suffer from some side effects not mentioned above. If you have questions about the possible side effects you may have or are experiencing, you should consult your doctor.

Interactions

What drugs can interact with Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Lomexin may interact with other medications you are currently taking, which may change the way your medication affects your body or may increase the risk of serious side effects.

To avoid potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products) and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.

For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine without your doctor’s approval.

The product may interact with this drug, such as clotrimazole.

Does food or alcohol interact with Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Lomexin can interact with the food or alcohol you eat, altering the effect the medicine may have on your body or even increasing the risk of serious side effects.

If you have doubts regarding the interaction of this product with certain foods and alcohol, always consult your doctor.

What health conditions can interact with Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate)?

Your condition may alter the way the drug should work or it may be made worse by the product itself.

You should always keep your doctor or pharmacist informed about the current state of your health to determine if the medicine is right for you.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS check with your doctor or pharmacist before using Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate).

What is the dosage of Lomexin (Fenticonazole Nitrate) for an adult?

The recommended dose is 3 nights at bedtime for 200 mg or once at bedtime for 600 mg.

What is the dose of Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate) for a child?

Dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It can be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using it. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Lomexin (fenticonazole nitrate) available?

Lomexin is available in the following strengths and dosage forms:

  • Cream 30g (Lomexin 2%) and vaginal capsules 1000 mg.

What should you do in case of an emergency or an overdose?

In case of an emergency or overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should you do if you 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.