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Last updated on 09/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Tioconazole



DRUG CLASS: Antifungals

SUB CLASS: Imidazoles

USED FOR: Vulvovaginal candidiasis, Nail fungal infections, Fungal skin infections

– 6.5% (vaginal ointment)
– 28% (nail solution)
– 1% (cream)

What is Tioconazole for?

Tioconazole belongs to a class of medications called imidazole antifungals. It is indicated to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis, nail fungal infections, and fungal skin infections.

How to use it?

Tioconazole is used topically as dermal cream, vaginal ointment and nail solution. Listed below are the indications and the dosages. 

Vulvovaginal candidiasis:
Vaginal ointment: insert 1 applicator (300 mg) in vagina once at bedtime. Hold the applicator by the barrel, insert gently into the vagina as far as possible without causing discomfort. Press the plunger until it stops and withdraw the applicator. Discard applicator after use.

Fungal skin infections:
Cream: apply to affected areas once or twice daily typically for 1-4 weeks. Gently massage into skin. Apply sparingly to intertriginous areas.

Nail fungal infections:
Nail solution: apply to affected nail(s) and surrounding skin once every 12 hours for up to 6-12 months. Allow the solution to dry for 10 to 15 minutes following application. Avoid contact with soap/detergents immediately after application.

What are the side effects of Tioconazole?

Common side effects of Tioconazole include headache, abdominal pain, vaginal pruritus, vaginal pain, and burning sensation of skin.

Who should not take Tioconazole?

– People who are allergic to Tioconazole or any component of the formulation
– Pregnancy (for nail solution only)

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash your hands before and after use.
– It may take 1 week to see the full effect.
– Do not have vaginal sex or use other vaginal products like tampons while you are using the vaginal ointment. 

Common dosing schedule:
Tioconazole vaginal ointment should be used at bedtime. 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Tioconazole may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Tioconazole in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Tioconazole is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Tioconazole in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.