January 15, 2014
butoconazole is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using this medication, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Condition does not improve: Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve after treatment with butoconazole or if symptoms return within 2 months. A lack of improvement or a worsening of symptoms may mean that the infection is not fungal or that another infection has developed.
Condoms, diaphragms, and tampons: Some of the ingredients of this medication may interact with certain rubber products and can cause the latex in condoms and diaphragms to break down. For this reason, avoid using condoms or diaphragms for 3 days after treatment with butoconazole, as they may not be effective in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during this time. Avoid using tampons if you are using butoconazole during your period – use feminine pads instead.
Medical conditions: If you have diabetes or are HIV-positive, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if butoconazole passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children.