FAQ About GYNACAN

Yes, it is! GYNACAN was created to help treat recurrent and resistant cases of yeast infections with a natural, fast-acting and over-the-counter remedy. Some studies have shown it cures up to 70 out of 100 women. Symptoms return in some women. Check with your doctor to see if you need to continue using boric acid over several months to relieve your symptoms.

When used as a vaginal suppository, GYNACAN is a safe and an effective treatment for yeast infections. GYNACAN works by preventing Candida fungi from growing. When used in capsules as a vaginal suppository, GYNACAN may occasionally cause skin irritation. THE CAPSULES SHOULD NEVER BE SWALLOWED BY MOUTH.

If used by mouth (internally), on open wounds, or by children, GYNACAN is toxic. Keep GYNACAN out of the reach of children. GYNACAN IS NOT SAFE TO USE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT. Please refer to the patient leaflet for full product information.

 

You may see some improvement in as little as one day, but you should complete the full 14-day course of medication to ensure that the infection doesn’t return.

With use of the product, you should observe the
following:

1. Discharge should return to a normal consistency and smell.
2. Itching should go away, which will alleviate much of the discomfort associated with the infection.
3. Any rash, swelling, or redness should stop.

GYNACAN is locally administered and easy to apply, so you get relief right where you need it most. GYNACAN is to be inserted into the vaginal at bedtime and is not meant to be swallowed.

The recommended dosage of GYNACAN is 1 capsule inserted into the vagina, once per day at bedtime, for 14 days to see beneficial effects. If you have consulted a healthcare profession, follow your healthcare professional’s dosing instructions. Stand with your knees bent and your feet a few inches apart. Gently insert one capsule as far as it can comfortably go into your vagina with the provided applicator or your finger. Wash your hands before and after inserting a vaginal suppository. Avoid handling the capsule too long or it will melt in your hands. Clean the applicator thoroughly with warm water and soap after each use.

GYNACAN is locally administered and easy to apply, so you get relief right where you need it most.

Don’ts:

  • Do not take a vaginal capsule by mouth. GYNACAN is to be used for vaginal insertion ONLY.
  • Do not use this GYNACAN in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Do not use GYNACAN if you have open sores, wounds, or ulcerations in your vaginal area.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products when applying the product. Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Do’s:

  • Use the product as per the recommended and Health Canada issued dosage of GYNACAN is one 600 mg capsule, inserted into the vagina, once a day for 14 days or follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
  • Wash your hands before and after inserting a vaginal capsule.
  • Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets about how to insert the vaginal suppository.
  • Use can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medicine from staining your clothing, but do not use a tampon.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
  • Keep out of reach of children and store at cool room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light.
  • Keep each vaginal capsule inside the bottle until you are ready to insert one.
  • Keep out of reach of children and store at cool room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light.
    Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience vaginal pain, irritation or a burning sensation.

We recommend applying the product at the same time each day for the full 14 days. If you a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

An overdose of boric acid is not expected to be dangerous if applied vaginally. Seek emergency medical attention if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication. GYNACAN SHOULD NEVER BE SWALLOWED.

Avoid having sexual intercourse while you are treating a vaginal infection. Vaginal boric acid will not prevent an infection from spreading to your partner. This medicine will not treat or prevent sexually transmitted disease.

Adverse reactions and side effects are considered mild and may include:

  • Watery vaginal discharge
  • Redness, mild burning
  • A gritty sensation in the vagina

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of the following:

  • New or worsening symptoms (itch, vaginal discharge, etc)
  • Vaginal burning sensation
  • High fever
  • Symptoms that go away and come back.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Inform your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • Estrogen (birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy); or
  • Magnesium supplements.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with vaginal boric acid, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to it, or if you have and of the following:

  • Pain or tenderness in your pelvis or lower stomach
  • Fever, chills, nausea
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • An active sexually transmitted disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • A weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine)
  • Blood vessel disorder
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

GYNACAN should NOT be used if you are PREGNANT. Inform your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. GYNACAN is not a contraceptive and should not be used to prevent pregnancy or to prevent or treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

It is not known whether vaginal boric acid passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should NOT breast-feed while using this medicine.

Vaginal boric acid is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.

We recommend refraining from intercourse until after the suppository has completely dissolved. This takes between 4-12 hours.

Avoid having sexual intercourse while you are treating a vaginal infection. If you are going to have sexual intercourse, we recommend refraining from intercourse until after the suppository has completely dissolved which usually takes between 4-12 hours. GYNACAN will not prevent an infection from spreading to your partner. This medicine will not treat or prevent sexually transmitted disease.

This medicine may damage condoms or diaphragms. It may also decrease the effect of vaginal spermicides. Do not rely on any of these methods to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy while you are using GYNACAN.

Please consult the patient leaflet provided in the GYNACAN box or download from this website. Your pharmacist can also provide additional information about GYNACAN.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use GYNACAN only for the indication prescribed.

Do not use this medicine if you have open sores, wounds, or ulcerations in your vaginal area. The usual dosage of vaginal GYNACAN is 1 capsule inserted into the vagina once per day, for 14 days in a row. GYNACAN is for use only in the vagina. DO NOT SWALLOW THE CAPSULES.

GYNACAN should NOT be used if you are PREGNANT. Inform your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. GYNACAN is not a contraceptive and should not be used to prevent pregnancy or to prevent or treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

It is not known whether vaginal boric acid passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should NOT breast-feed while using this medicine.

Vaginal boric acid is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.

How far do you insert GYNACAN vaginal capsules?

Stand with your knees bent and your feet a few inches apart. Gently insert one capsule as far as it can comfortably go into your vagina with the provided applicator or your finger. Wash your hands before and after inserting a vaginal suppository. Avoid handling the capsule too long or it will melt in your hands. Clean the applicator thoroughly with warm water and soap after each use.

 

The usual dosage of GYNACAN is 1 capsule inserted into the vagina, once per day at bedtime, for 14 days to see beneficial effects. If you have consulted a healthcare profession, follow your healthcare professional’s dosing instructions.

FAQ About Yeast Infections

Signs of a complicated infection include severe symptoms such as redness, swelling, and itching so severe that it causes tears or sores. A yeast infection can also occur four or more times in a year if you have a resistant strain of fungi.

An overgrowth of Candida causes most cases of yeast infections. This type of yeast is naturally present in our bodies. In the vagina, chronic yeast infections can happen when there’s an imbalance or variation in vaginal bacteria. You’re also at risk of recurring yeast infections if you have a weakened immune system or if you are colonized with a resistant stain of yeast that is not treatable with your current medication option.

The symptoms of a yeast infection will usually improve within a week with treatment. If they do not, a doctor can recommend further treatment. Yeast infections are common, but persistent or recurrent infections may indicate an underlying health condition, including diabetes or a resistant stain of yeast that is not treatable with your current medication option.

Conditions that can mimic a yeast infection include trichomoniasis, herpes and genital warts. A skin reaction or allergy can also mimic a yeast infection. Some sanitary products can cause a reaction, as can feminine hygiene products, bath soap, or even a change in laundry soap.
As the symptoms of both Yeast infections and Bacterial Vaginosis can be very similar, 2 out of 3 women frequently misdiagnose their symptoms and use the wrong treatment. One major recognizable difference between Bacterial Vaginosis and a Yeast infection is the bothersome unpleasant “fishy” odor associated with Bacterial Vaginosis, especially after having sex. If you think you have Bacterial Vaginosis, please visit our website at www.gynalac.com to learn more bacterial vaginosis and how it is different from yeast infections.

 

Vaginal Sex can lead to vaginitis. Your partner’s natural genital chemistry can change the balance of yeast and bacteria in your vagina. In rare cases, you can have an allergic reaction to your partner’s semen.

The Mayo Clinic defines recurring yeast infections as those that happen four or more times within a year. Chronic yeast infections can occur if conditions in the body are favorable for yeast overgrowth. An overgrowth of Candida causes most cases of yeast infections.

What happens when you have a yeast infection for too long?

Untreated yeast infections do not have long-term consequences, such as infertility or scarring. They tend to be uncomfortable, and can cause discharge and burning, but they are not known to cause permanent damage.

Mild yeast infections may clear up in as few as three days. Sometimes, they don’t even require treatment. On the other hand, moderate to severe infections may take one to two weeks to clear. If you have a severe yeast infection, you may experience symptoms longer if you use a milder or less efficacious treatment.

An overgrowth of Candida causes most cases of yeast infections. This type of yeast is naturally present in our bodies. In the vagina, chronic yeast infections can happen when there’s an imbalance or variation in vaginal bacteria. These bacteria normally help keep Candida from overgrowing.

Studies suggest that, in most women, recurrent infections are due to relapse from a persistent vaginal reservoir of organisms or endogenous reinfection with the identical strain of susceptible C. albicans. In other cases, recurrent infections may be caused by the resistance of non– C. albicans species to antifungal agents. Although Candida albicans is the pathogen identified in most patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis, other possible pathogens include Candida tropicalis and Candida glabrata.

While 75% of women will get at least one yeast infection in their lifetime, up to 8% get more than four a year. They’re called recurrent yeast infections when they happen over and over. If you’re one of those women, you and your doctor might need to take a different approach.

Symptoms of chronic yeast infection include the following:

  • Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva.
  • A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating.
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva.
  • Vaginal pain and soreness.
  • Vaginal rash.
  • Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance.
  • Watery vaginal discharge.

The typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are itching, an unpleasant burning feeling and pain. The symptoms may get worse a few days before your period starts. If the inflammation has spread to the external genitals, areas such as the labia might become red and swollen too and cause significant discomfort.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) typically causes discharge that’s thin and gray or yellow. A yeast infection causes discharge that is thick and white, with a cottage-cheese type appearance. BV is associated with a foul, “fishy” vaginal odor, while most women don’t notice an odor with a yeast infection.

As the symptoms of both Yeast infections and Bacterial Vaginosis can be remarkably similar, 2 out of 3 women frequently misdiagnose their symptoms and use the wrong treatment. If you think you have Bacterial Vaginosis, please visit our website at www.gynalac.com to learn more bacterial vaginosis and how it is different from yeast infections.

Yes! Itching is the most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection. There is often little or no vaginal discharge; if present, discharge is typically white and clumpy (curd-like) or thin and watery

Recurrent Yeast Infections? Wave Goodbye to Your Yeast infection with GYNACAN

GYNACAN:

  • Helps relieve recurrent vaginal infections like recurring Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infections)
  • Helps prevent recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Yeast Infections)
  • Helps relieves vaginal discomfort such as itching and burning
  • Convenient to use, no mess, quick-dissolving vegan capsules

Yeast Infections: A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva. Click here to learn more about yeast infections.

Recurrent Yeast Infections: Recurrent yeast infections, also called Recurrent Vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC), can be super frustrating. Click to learn more about recurrent yeast infections and what you can do about them.

Causes of Chronic Yeast Infections: Recurrent yeast infections can be caused by many things. Learn more about common risk factors related to yeast infections so you can avoid them!

Antifungal Resistance:  The growing concern over the risk of resistance is the primary reasons most healthcare practitioners are now turning towards new approaches to prevent recurrent yeast infections. Learn more about using antibiotics wisely!

Gynacan: Are you sick and tired of struggling with odors, burning, itchy associated with chronic recurring vaginal yeast infections? Click here to learn if GYNACAN may be right for you.

Directions For Use: Click here to learn more on how to appropriately use GYNACAN and get rid of yeast infections once and for all.

FAQs: Click here to find the answers to commonly asked questions on GYNACAN and yeast infections.