Dequalinium chloride is used to treat bacterial overgrowth in the vagina (imbalance of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina).
Use Dequalinium chloride exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
It is best to use it in the evening before bedtime. Try to use it at the same time each day.
This medicine is available as a vaginal tablet.
To use the vaginal tablet:
- Empty your bladder. Wash your hands before using the tablet.
- Lie on your back with both knees bent and legs apart.
- Insert one tablet deeply into the vagina. If your vagina is dry, the tablet can be moistened with a drop of water before insertion.
- Wash your hands every after use.
You should stop the treatment during your menstruation and resume afterwards.
This medicine may contain certain ingredients which do not dissolve completely and the remains of the tablet are occasionally found in the underwear. This won’t affect the effectiveness of the treatment. The tablet will not stain your underwear but for your own comfort you may use a sanitary towel or panty liner.
Dequalinium chloride must be used regularly for 6 days for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.
DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose or under any circumstances.
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- ulcer on your cervix or vagina
- have not yet had your first menstruation
as Dequalinium chloride may not be suitable for you.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dequalinium chloride vaginal tablet should not be used within 12 hours before birth to minimize exposure of the newborn to this medicine.
You should avoid sexual contact until the doctor certifies that you are cleared of the infection.
Avoid use of non-latex condoms and other intravaginal devices (e.g. diaphragms) for at least 12 hours after treatment.
If symptoms persist, have not improved or worsen at the end of treatment, or in case of recurrence of symptoms, consult your doctor.
Dequalinium chloride may cause any of the following side effects: vaginal discharge, itching, burning sensation and thrush.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are using any other vaginal medicine or product (e.g. soaps, spermicides, vaginal douche or washes).
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.