Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is for use only on your child's skin. Do not get any of it into your child's eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Rinse it off right away if it does get on these areas.

To use this medicine:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you apply this medicine onto your child's diaper area.
  • Change wet and soiled diapers right away. Clean the diaper area with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Apply a thin layer of this medicine on your child's diaper area at each diaper change. Do not rub into your child's skin.

Keep using this medicine for the full 7 days, even if your child feels better after the first few doses. Your child's infection may not clear up if you stop the medicine too soon.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (ointment):
    • For diaper rash with yeast infection:
      • Infants 4 weeks of age and older and weighing 1500 grams (g) or more—Gently apply a thin layer to the diaper area with each diaper change for 7 days.
      • Infants younger than 4 weeks of age and weighing less than 1500 g—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.