Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
The cream is in a tube. You will use an applicator to put the cream into your vagina.
The applicator is an empty plastic tube called a barrel that is open at one end and has a plunger (another piece of plastic that can move inside the barrel) at the other end.
Remove the cap from the end of the tube of cream. Squeeze the cream from the tube into the open end of the applicator until the barrel is filled with cream.
If you are using the vaginal tablets, unwrap the tablet and place it in the applicator with the pointed side up. You may wet the tablet with warm water or a water-soluble lubricating gel (K-Y® Jelly). You should not use petroleum jelly (Vaseline®).
Put the applicator into the vagina (like you would a tampon) as far as you can and push the plunger all the way in.
Remove the applicator and wash it with warm soapy water.
Wear only clean cotton underwear (panties) instead of nylon or rayon underwear. The medicine will come out of your vagina, so wear a minipad or sanitary napkin to protect your clothing. Keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. Continue to use it even if your menstrual period begins. Use pads rather than tampons.
If a dose is missed:
Insert the missed dose as soon as possible unless it is almost time for next dose.
If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.