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Flagystatin Suppository is a medication used to treat infections of the vagina caused by a mixture of certain bacteria and fungi. It contains two active ingredients: metronidazole and nystatin.
Metronidazole is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, while nystatin is an antifungal medication that works by killing or preventing the growth of fungi. The suppository form of Flagystatin allows for direct delivery of the medication to the affected area. It is typically inserted into the vagina using a special applicator and can take several days to take effect.
Use and Dosage
Flagystatin Suppository is typically administered as a vaginal suppository and requires several days to take effect. To use it, the suppository is inserted into the vagina with a special applicator. Follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional and complete the full course of treatment.
To use Flagystatin Suppository:
- Wash your vaginal area and hands with mild soap and warm water, and dry well with a clean towel.
- Remove any wrapping from the suppository.
- Place the suppository onto the end of the applicator. If you are using a pre-filled suppository applicator, skip this step. A pre-filled applicator already contains medication.
- Hold the applicator by the end that does not contain the suppository.
- Get into position. You can either lie on your back with your knees bent, or you can stand with your knees bent and your feet a few inches apart. If you are a caregiver, the first position may be best for your patient or loved one.
- Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go.
- Press the applicator’s plunger as far as it goes. This will push the suppository far back into your vagina.
- Remove the applicator from your vagina.
Use the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Keep using tablets for the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should continue to use the medication even if you start to menstruate.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Flagystatin Suppository (Metronidazole/Nystatin):
- Buzzing, ringing, or whistling in the ears
- Darker urine
- Dry mouth
- Granular sensation in the vagina
- Hearing loss
- Loss of appetite
- Metallic taste or other change in taste sensation
- Minor itching, burning, or irritation in the vagina
- Spinning sensation
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Flagystatin Suppository (Metronidazole/Nystatin):
- Chest pain
- Difficulty moving
- Fast, pounding heartbeat or skipped heartbeats
- Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, extreme tiredness)
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
- Irrational thoughts
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction (abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
- Signs of a severe skin reaction (blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort)
- Signs of depression (poor concentration, changes in weight, changes in sleep, decreased interest in activities, thoughts of suicide)
- Signs of liver problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools)
- Signs of meningitis (sudden high fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, nausea, and vomiting)
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
Forms and Strength
Flagystatin Suppository (Metronidazole/Nystatin) is available in the following forms and strength:
Flagystatin Suppository: Vaginal suppository
- Hypersensitivity to metronidazole and nystatin. Patients who are allergic to these medications should avoid using Flagystatin.
- Liver disease. Patients with liver disease should be cautious when using Flagystatin, as the medication is metabolized by the liver.
- Blood disorders. Flagystatin can affect blood cells, and patients with blood disorders should be closely monitored when using the medication.
- Central nervous system disorders. Flagystatin can affect the central nervous system, and patients with nervous system disorders should be closely monitored when using the medication.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Flagystatin should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as the effects on the developing fetus or nursing infant are not well studied.
- Kidney disease. Patients with kidney disease should be cautious when using Flagystatin, as the medication is eliminated from the body through the kidneys.
- Alcohol consumption. Patients should avoid consuming alcohol while using Flagystatin, as it can cause a severe reaction that includes symptoms such as flushing, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
- Interactions with other medications. Flagystatin can interact with other medications, including blood thinners and certain antibiotics. Inform a healthcare provider of all medications being taken before using Flagystatin.
- Neurological disorders. Flagystatin can cause neurological side effects such as dizziness, seizures, and tingling or numbness in extremities. Patients with a history of neurological disorders should be closely monitored when using the medication.
- Driving and operating machinery. Patients should avoid driving and operating machinery when using Flagystatin, as the medication can cause drowsiness and impair motor function.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can alcohol be consumed while using Flagystatin Suppository?
No, avoid alcohol consumption while using Flagystatin Suppository as it can cause a severe reaction that may include symptoms such as flushing, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Is Flagystatin Suppository safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Flagystatin Suppository should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as the effects on the developing fetus or nursing infant are not well studied. Talk to a healthcare provider before using the medication in these situations.
Can Flagystatin Suppository interact with other medications?
Yes, Flagystatin Suppository can interact with other medications, including blood thinners and certain antibiotics. Inform a healthcare provider of all medications being taken before using Flagystatin.
It's important to purchase Flagystatin Suppository from verified Canadian pharmacy.