What should I know about tioconazole before using it?

Before using tioconazole (brand names Monistat and Vagistat) let your doctor know if you suspect you may be allergic to it. If you have a fever, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, vaginal discharge with a strong odor or stomach pain, do not use tioconazole without consulting your doctor first as these symptoms may indicate more than a simple yeast infection. Tioconazole should be used with caution in people with diabetes or HIV/AIDS. The ingredients in tioconazole can weaken the latex materials of condoms, diaphragms and cervical caps, so an alternate method of birth control is recommended for a few days after using tioconazole. If you are taking antibiotics or have frequent yeast infections, you should talk to a doctor before purchasing tioconazole. Do not use tampons or other vaginal products or have sex while using tioconazole.

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