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Vagisil is a Feminine medicated cream indicated to relieve external vaginal itching and irritation. Vagisil provides relief from itching, burning, and irritation caused by vaginal discharge, antibiotics, sweating, or other irritants. Vagisil should only be used externally, especially on the skin just outside of the vagina and around the anus by adults and children older than 12 years.
Vagisil is an over-the-counter cream that contains benzocaine and resorcinol as its active ingredients. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that helps to numb the affected area, while resorcinol has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to relieve itching and irritation. The anesthetic in Vagisil works fast to help stop the itching, cool the burning and soothe irritation.
Uses and Dosage
The cream should be applied to the affected area three to four times daily for up to one week, or as directed by your healthcare provider. It is best to apply a fingertip amount of the cream, approximately a 1-inch strip, to the affected area. Avoid using hot baths and do not use soap for washing while symptoms are present, as this can further irritate the area. Persistent or severe symptoms may be a sign of an underlying condition and should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of: Vagisil (Benzocine/resorcion – non-Rx):
- Abnormal peeling of skin
- Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- Itching, and pain in hairy areas
- Lightening of normal skin color
- Pus at the root of the hair
- Skin inflammation
- Skin irritation
Serious Side Effects of Vagisil (Benzocine/resorcion – non-Rx):
- A significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the eyelid
- Bluish discoloration of the skin
- Bronchospastic lung disease
- Decreased lung function
- Excessive sweating
- Low blood pressure
- Lung failure causing loss of breath
- Methemoglobinemia, a type of blood disorder
- Slow heartbeat
- Toxic effect on the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord
Form and strength
Vagisil (Benzocine/resorcion – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Vagisil: Vaginal Cream
- 20 %/3 %
- Do not use Vagisil during pregnancy or while breastfeeding without consulting your healthcare provider.
- Do not use Vagisil if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream.
- Do not use Vagisil on broken or irritated skin.
- Avoid getting the cream in your eyes or mouth.
- If symptoms persist for more than one week, consult your healthcare provider.
- If you experience an allergic reaction or develop a rash, swelling, or fever while using Vagisil, discontinue use and seek medical attention.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Vagisil during pregnancy?
Consult with a healthcare provider before using Vagisil during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
What should I do if my symptoms persist after using Vagisil?
If your symptoms persist for more than one week, consult your healthcare provider.
Is Vagisil safe to use with condoms?
Yes, Vagisil is safe to use with condoms.
Can Vagisil be used to treat yeast infections?
Vagisil is not recommended for the treatment of yeast infections. Consult with a healthcare provider for the appropriate treatment of yeast infections.
Is Vagisil safe for long-term use?
Vagisil should not be used for extended periods of time without consulting a healthcare provider.
Can men use Vagisil?
Vagisil is designed for external vaginal use and is not intended for men
It's important to purchase Vagisil from verified Canadian pharmacy.