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Generic: acetic acid/oxyquinoline/ricinoleic acid
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It is used to create or maintain the acidity of the vagina.
               



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What is this medicine?

ACETIC ACID; OXYQUINOLINE; RICINOLEIC ACID (a SEE tik AS id; ox y KWIN o line; ris uh noh LEE ik AS id) is used to create or maintain the acidity of the vagina.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid; oxyquinoline; ricinoleic acid gel, eggs, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the vagina. Do not take by mouth. Wash hands before and after use. Read package directions carefully before using. Remove the cap from the tube. Reverse the cap and place puncture tip into the tube. Push the cap in firmly to puncture the end of the tube. Screw the applicator onto the tube. Squeeze the tube forcing contents into the barrel until it is full. Then remove the applicator from the tube. Lie on your back with your knees drawn up and insert barrel into vagina as far as it will go comfortably. Press plunger to deposit gel. While plunger is depressed, remove applicator from vagina. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse the eyes out with plenty of cool tap water. Use at regular intervals or as directed by your health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • spermicides such nonoxynol- 9 or octoxynol

Do not use any other medicines in the vagina without asking your doctor or health care professional.

               
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