Vagisil is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve uneasiness due to minor itching and skin irritation outside the vagina. Irritants, stress, menopause, skin conditions, yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis are common causes of vaginal itching. Vagisil can also be applied around the anus. This drug also relieves vaginal dryness, especially in older women. The active ingredient in Vagisil is 2% Lidocaine. Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called local anesthetics. It works by causing a temporary loss of feeling on the skin surface to stop irritation, itching, and the urge to scratch.
We currently offer the brand Vagisil from Canada manufactured by Combe Inc. in the strength of 1 unit bath bomb, 12 units wipes, 30gm cream, 227gm powder, and 240ml feminine wash. There is no generic equivalent for this drug.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Vagisil. The most common side effects of Vagisil may include the following:
• Skin irritation, itching, or redness;
• Symptoms that do not improve within 7 days
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Allergic reactions like hives, swelling in your face or hands, or breathing difficulties;
• Blurred vision;
• Chest pain;
• Skin rash
These are not all of the side effects of Vagisil. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Vagisil if you are allergic to Lidocaine or any ingredient in Vagisil. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have hypothyroidism;
• Have untreated vaginal bleeding
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Vagisil and prilocaine, sodium nitrite, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Vagisil is a topical medication and should not pose a risk to a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is unknown if Vagisil passes into breast milk and if it may harm nursing infants. Use Vagisil cream precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Vagisil is a topical medication and is for external use only. Do not take it by mouth. Apply Vagisil cream thinly to the skin outside the vagina and around the anus and rub it in gently. Apply the cream to the affected area three to four times daily for up to one week. If your symptoms persist after a week, contact your doctor to know if your itch results from other conditions. Vagisil only numbs itching. It has no antibacterial or antifungal activity and does not protect against infection. If your itching is present with significant white discharge and smell, seek medical attention. Vagisil bath bombs are pH friendly and support sensitive vaginal skin. Use Vagisil intimate wipes to clean the vaginal area after using public washrooms. Sprinkle Vagisil powder on your panties after a shower or bath. Vagisil feminine wash is hypoallergenic. Pour into your hand or washcloth and apply to the vaginal area. Rinse thoroughly. Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture.
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