Zalain refers to drugs for the treatment of fungal diseases.
Release form and composition
Zalain is available in two dosage forms - suppositories and cream.
Vaginal suppository oval, white, waxy 1 pc. placed in a blister card, which is implemented in a cardboard box.
The composition of vaginal suppositories Zalain includes the active ingredient sertaconazole nitrate 0.3 g and excipients (suppotsir 1.355 g, Witepsol 1.305 g, anhydrous colloidal silicon dioxide 0.09 g).
Cream Zalain for external use of 2% soft, white, odorless or with a slight odor of fat is available in aluminum tubes of 20 g, which are placed in cardboard boxes.
Cream Zalain contains the active substance sertaconazole nitrate 20 mg and excipients (polyethylene glycol and ethylene glycol palmitostearate (20 g), saturated polyglycolized glycerides (5 g), paraffin oil (8 g), glycerol isostearate (2 g), sorbic acid (0.1 g), g) methyl p-hydroxybenzoate (0.1 g)).
Indications for use
Vaginal Zalain suppositories are used for the local treatment of infectious diseases of the vaginal mucosa, which are caused by microorganisms sensitive to sertaconazole, in particular, vaginal candidiasis and mixed vaginal infections.
Zalain cream is used in the treatment of mycoses of the skin caused by microorganisms that are sensitive to sertaconazole. These diseases include:
- Dermatomycosis of smooth skin and hands;
- Inguinal dermatophytosis;
- Epidermofitii of legs and feet;
- Trichophytosis of the face;
- Tinea versicolor;
- Candida infections of the skin.
Contraindications to the use of Zalain is increased individual sensitivity to its components.
Dosing and Administration
Zalain suppository is administered as deeply as possible into the vagina once a day, preferably in the evening before bedtime. As a rule, a single dose of the drug is enough for a complete cure. In the case of a recurrent form of the disease, it is recommended to reappoint the drug after 7 days. Zalain vaginal suppositories can be used during menstruation. Before using the drug, the external genitals should be washed using a neutral or alkaline soap.
Cream Zalain apply 1-2 times a day until the complete disappearance of symptoms of the disease. To prevent recurrence, it is recommended to continue therapy for another two weeks after the disappearance of the disease. Apply a thin layer of cream not only on the affected area of skin, but also on a small area near it. Treatment cream Zalain should begin with the appearance of the first symptoms of the disease. The duration of the course of therapy depends on the location of the lesion and the type of pathogen. The recommended course of treatment is 4 weeks, manifestations of the disease usually disappear in 2-4 weeks.
Possible side effects of the use of vaginal suppositories Zalain include allergic reactions. Rarely, itching and burning sensation in the vagina, which, as a rule, pass on their own and do not require discontinuation of drug treatment. These manifestations are characteristic of the means of local use and indicate the effectiveness of their actions.
During the application of Zalain cream, the development of rapidly passing erythematous reactions, which do not require the cancellation of therapy, is possible. Sometimes there may be local reactions in the form of contact dermatitis.
In candidal vulvitis, it is recommended to treat simultaneously with vaginal suppositories and Zalain cream.
To prevent urogenital reinfection, treatment of the sexual partner should be carried out.
During the use of drugs Zalain recommended to refrain from sexual contact. With the simultaneous use of Zalain and means of barrier contraception, there is a risk of damage (condom or diaphragm rupture).
The use of cream and vaginal suppositories Zalain during pregnancy and lactation has not been sufficiently studied. Therefore, their appointment in this period is justified only if the effect of treatment will exceed the risk from its use.
Reception Zalain does not affect the ability to perform activities that require a high speed of psychomotor reactions and concentration, including driving vehicles.
Analogues of vaginal suppositories Zalain include drugs such as Sertaconazole, Sertamikol. Analogue cream Zalain - Sertamicol cream.
Terms and conditions of storage
Suppositories and cream Zalain should be stored in places inaccessible to children, at a temperature of 15 º C to 25 º C. Shelf life should not exceed three years.