Candida ovule are special medicines, formulated with active ingredients useful to combat vaginal fungal infection supported by yeasts of the genus Candida. Although there are several species belonging to this genus, the one most commonly implicated in vaginal infections is undoubtedly Candida albicans.
Candida ovule can be formulated both with active ingredients with antifungal activity (or antifungal, if you prefer) and with active ingredients able to exert an antifungal treatment. Candida ovule based on antifungal active ingredients should be taken only if prescribed by the doctor or the gynecologist since their use should only take place in cases of real need in which there is the certainty of the presence of the fungal infection.
The improper use of antifungal drugs, in fact, similarly to what happens for antibiotic drugs, can favor the appearance of Candida strains resistant to these same active ingredients.
Active principles contained in the Candida Ovule
As mentioned, the active ingredients contained in the candida ova can be real antifungal substances, or substances capable of supporting the antifungal treatment.
The antimycotics that form part of the egg formulation for candida can be used either alone or in combination with other active ingredients. In any case, among the most known and used active ingredients we find the anti-fungal agents of the azole type, among which we remember:
ADJUVANTS OF ANTIMYCOTIC THERAPY
In addition to the ovule containing real drugs, there are ovule for candida made with active ingredients able to prevent infection and/or able to assist the treatment with the antifungal above. In detail, these active ingredients can be:
- Lactic ferments, useful for rebalancing the normal vaginal bacterial flora
- Plant extracts, such as the colored Pseudowintera extract, a plant that appears to be able to exert both a stimulating action on the immune system and an interesting antifungal activity.
How and for how long should the Candida Ovule be used?
The application of the vaginal ovum is not an overly complicated procedure, although for several women it may represent an unpleasant operation.
However, in order to apply the ovule, you must first wash your hands thoroughly. Then the egg is inserted deep into the vagina, preferably in a supine position and in the evening before going to bed. This is because, the extended position that is assumed during the nighttime rest is able to favor the permanence of the drug inside the vaginal canal, thus promoting its therapeutic action.
The duration of treatment (usually, 2,3 or 5 days) and the frequency of administration (every day, or every 2-3 days) depends essentially on the type of active ingredient used and its concentration within the egg. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist and carefully read the package insert of the medicinal product that you must use.
Pregnancy and lactation
Can Candida Ovule be used during pregnancy and lactation?
The possibility of using or not the white ovule for candida during pregnancy and lactation depends on several factors, such as, for example, the type of active ingredient used and the stage of gestation in which the woman is.
However, in general, the use of white ovule for pregnant women can only take place in the case of actual need and only under the strict supervision of the doctor.
The side effects that may arise from the use of Candida ovule vary depending on the active substance used its concentration and the sensitivity of each patient to treatment.
However, among the main side effects that may occur, are redness, burning, and vaginal irritation.
Similarly to what happens for side effects, also the contraindications to the use of candida ova can vary depending on the type and concentration of the active ingredients present in the pharmaceutical formulation.
In any case, the use of ova for candida is always contraindicated in case of known hypersensitivity to any substance (active ingredient or excipient that is) contained in them.