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Instructions for use
Livarol belongs to the antimycotic (antifungal) drugs. Its main active ingredient - ketoconazole - is active against several varieties of fungi that attack the vagina. One candle contains 400 mg of this component. Auxiliary components accelerate the penetration of the antifungal agent into the vaginal mucosa. These include:
- macrogol (polyethylene oxide base).
The tool is produced only in the form of vaginal suppositories. One package contains 5 or 10 candles. Each of them has a torpedo shape. The color is white with different shades - creamy, grayish or yellowish.
The place where the medicine is stored must be dry, dark and inaccessible to children. Temperature up to 25 ° C. Has a two-year term of application.
The main advantage of candles Livarol is their local action with a minimum of systemic effects. That is, the medicinal composition shows its activity directly in the affected area - the mucous membrane of the vagina and the vulva, where it suppresses the vital activity of a fungus such as Candida. This effect is obtained by blocking the biosynthesis of the components from which the cells of fungi build their membranes.
The substance is almost not absorbed into the blood and has no effect on the rest of the body.
Many pathogens of fungal infections are characterized by sensitivity to ketoconazole. These include mushrooms:
- dermatophytes (trichophytes, athlete, microspores),
- yeast fungi (pitirospores, candida).
The active ingredient also “works” as an antibiotic, attacking staphylococci and streptococci.
Often, the disease is caused not only by the fungi themselves, but also by fungal-bacterial associations. In this situation, ketoconazole replaces two drugs at once: antifungal and antibacterial.
Part of the drug polyethylene oxide base is dissolved inside the body. Enveloping the mucous membrane, it helps to evenly distribute the main active substance (ketoconazole). At the same time, the mucosa is cleared of pathological fluid.
Candles Livarol widely used in gynecology for the treatment of:
- vaginal candidiasis (thrush) in acute and chronic forms,
- mixed infections (fungal-streptococcal and fungal-staphylococcal),
- violation of the vaginal microflora for various reasons, including pregnancy.
For the prevention of fungal infections, the drug is prescribed:
- during long-term treatment with antibacterial agents,
- after an infectious disease, lowered immunity.
For this drug, there are practically no contraindications. The exceptions are cases of an allergic reaction to ketoconazole or other components of candles in the form of urticaria and skin rash. If available, the medication must be discarded.
If a thrush has developed, then suppositories should be used carefully when:
- breastfeeding (possibly prescribed by a gynecologist);
- under 12 years old.
In pregnancy: it is forbidden to use in 1 trimester, in 2 and 3 - after discussion with the doctor.
They are also extremely small. Very rarely, a local reaction may occur - irritation of the mucous membrane. He is accompanied by redness, itching and swelling.
In exceptional situations, dizziness, nausea, and vaginal discharge of a pink color may appear.
In these cases, the candles are canceled.
There is no information about the undesirable interaction of Livarola with other medicines.
Dosing and Administration
For the treatment of thrush in the acute stage of a candle, Livarol must be inserted into the vagina overnight. Then it is better not to get up. The duration of treatment from 3 to 5 days. Chronic recurrent thrush is treated longer - about 10 days.
Pregnant and lactating women do not reduce the dosage and do not reduce the duration of the course.
The manufacturer of the drug warns that the treatment can not be independently interrupted even with the disappearance of the symptoms of fungal infection. Untreated disease is dangerous transition to a chronic stage with relapse, which is difficult to cure.
To prevent re-infection, requires the simultaneous treatment of candidiasis ointment or cream from the sexual partner.
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