What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within a few days.
If you develop abdominal pain, a high fever, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge, contact your doctor or health care professional. Do not self-treat if you have these symptoms. These symptoms are signs of a more serious infection and you will need examined by a health care professional.
Your sexual partner may also need treatment. It is better not to have sex until you have finished your treatment. Do not rely on condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps or other barrier devices to prevent pregnancy. This medicine may damage these devices. This medicine can also interfere with the proper action of spermicides. This can lead to failure of these methods to prevent pregnancy.
Your clothing may get soiled. To help prevent reinfection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, underwear.
Do not use tampons or douches while using this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Vaginal burning, itching, discharge, or other irritation not present before use of this medicine
Skin rash or hives
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Less common or rare
Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
burning or irritation of penis of sexual partner
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.