Hydroxyquinoline vaginal

Name: Hydroxyquinoline vaginal

What is hydroxyquinoline?

Hydroxyquinoline is used to maintain healthy acid pH levels in the vagina, to prevent bacteria from growing and causing odor.

Hydroxyquinoline is used to lubricate and deodorize the vagina, and to prevent the growth of bacteria. Hydroxyquinoline is often used in women who wear a vaginal pessary (a device inserted into the vagina to support pelvic organs in women with prolapsed uterus or other pelvic problems).

Hydroxyquinoline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I use hydroxyquinoline?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Use only the bulb applicator provided with this medication to insert the gel into your vagina.

Ask your doctor whether you should use hydroxyquinoline during your menstrual period.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the tube cap tightly closed when not in use.

Clean the bulb applicator after each use by flushing it several times with water. Wipe off the tip of the medicine tube and the inside of the cap after each use of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using hydroxyquinoline?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Hydroxyquinoline side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using hydroxyquinoline and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe vaginal irritation after inserting the medication;

  • vaginal burning or itching;

  • unusual vaginal discharge; or

  • fever, pain or cramps in your lower stomach, swelling or tenderness.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.