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Yeast/Thrush Medicine

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Contrary to popular belief, vaginal yeast infection/thrush medication can be purchased over-the-counter in Japan.

However, you will need to fill out and print or show the completed digital check sheet to the pharmacist or head medication salesperson at your local drug store. These medications are typically kept behind the counter, but can sometimes be found on regular shelves. You will likely need to ask for it.

You can find the check sheet by clicking or tapping the button below. It should be noted that if you cannot answer "NO" to all questions, the pharmacist or salesperson is within their legal rights to deny you sale of the medication.



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Suppositories



feminina

Feminina


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • No applicator included (manual insertion)
  • Average price: ¥2,800

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Oxiconazole nitrate 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Lactose hydrate, crystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, citric acid hydrate, magnesium stearate.

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: insert one (1) suppository deep into the vagina before bedtime. Repeat every night until all the suppositories are used. Lie down as soon as possible after insertion to avoid slippage of the suppository.

Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.

Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: https://www.kobayashi.co.jp/seihin/fm_k/pdf/fm_k.pdf


okinazoru

Okinazole L100


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • No applicator included (manual insertion)
  • Average price: ¥2,800

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Oxiconazole nitrate 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Lactose hydrate, crystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, citric acid hydrate, magnesium stearate.

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: insert one (1) suppository deep into the vagina before bedtime. Repeat every night until all the suppositories are used. Lie down as soon as possible after insertion to avoid slippage of the suppository.

Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.

Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine.

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: http://www.mt-pharma.co.jp/okinazole/pdf/okinazole.pdf



Meditreat

Meditreat


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • No applicator included (manual insertion)
  • Average price: ¥2,840

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Miconazole nitrate 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Hard fats

Instructions for use: Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention.

Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.

Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: https://www.catalog-taisho.com/explanationbook/01658_Explanation1.pdf




Flady CC Suppository A

Flady CC Suppository A


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • Includes disposable applicator
  • Average price: ¥3,800

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Isoconazole nitrate 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Lactose hydrate, cellulose, magnesium stearate

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: insert one (1) suppository deep into the vagina before bedtime. Repeat every night until all the suppositories are used. Lie down as soon as possible after insertion to avoid slippage of the suppository.

Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication. Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: http://jp.rohto.com/~/media/com/flady/cc-tablet/4987241147731.pdf



Flady CC

Flady CC


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • No applicator included (manual insertion)
  • Average price: ¥2,800

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Isoconazole nitrate 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Lactose hydrate, cellulose, magnesium stearate

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: insert one (1) suppository deep into the vagina before bedtime. Repeat every night until all the suppositories are used. Lie down as soon as possible after insertion to avoid slippage of the suppository.

Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.

Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: http://jp.rohto.com/~/media/com/flady/cc-tablet/4987241116263.pdf



Empecid L

Empecid L


Treatment for Candidal Vulvovaginitis (vaginal yeast infection)

  • Contains 6 vaginal suppositories
  • No applicator included (manual insertion)

Active ingredient (per 1 suppository):

  • Clotrimazole 100g (vaginal antifungal)


Inactive ingredients: Lactose, corn starch, pregelatinized starch, adipic acid, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, polysorbate 80, silicic anhydride

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: insert one (1) suppository deep into the vagina before bedtime. Repeat every night until all the suppositories are used. Lie down as soon as possible after insertion to avoid slippage of the suppository.

Suppositories are meant to be inserted into the vagina. Do NOT take by mouth. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Use all 6 suppositories, even if your symptoms get better after a few days. Your infection may come back and be more severe if you do not use ALL suppositories.

Do not use when you are on your period. If you get your period while using this medicine, stop use and see your gynecologist. When you are menstruating, the antifungal cannot coat the walls of the vagina properly to kill the infection.

Do not use if you have never seen a gynecologist for a yeast infection before.

Do not use if you get yeast infections frequently (every month, every other month, or more than 2 times in 6 months). You may be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical cause for your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.

Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: http://search.sato-seiyaku.co.jp/pdf/empecidl.pdf



Creams



Meditreat Cream

Meditreat Cream


For relief of itching caused by vaginal yeast infection or other irritation.

  • Average price: ¥1,220

Active Ingredient:

  • Miconazole nitrate 10mg


Inactive ingredients: Polyoxyethylene cetyl ester, self-emulsifying glyceryl monostearate, paraben, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, cetanol

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: Apply to the affected area up to 3 times per day. If your symptoms do not improve after 6 days of use, consult your gynecologist.

This medicine is NOT for intra-vaginal use. It is NOT intended to treat a yeast infection. This medication relieves vulvar itching associated with yeast infection and other irritations.

If you need internal suppository medication to treat the source of a vaginal yeast infection, see your gynecologist. If you have already seen a gynecologist for yeast infection, you may purchase over-the-counter vaginal suppositories.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication. Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine.

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: https://www.catalog-taisho.com/explanationbook/01659_Explanation1.pdf



Flady CC Cream

Flady CC Cream


For relief of itching caused by vaginal yeast infection or other irritation.

  • Average price: ¥1,220

Active Ingredient:

  • Isoconazole nitrate 1%


Inactive ingredients: Polysorbate, sorbitan stearic acid, cetostearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, petroleum jelly

Instructions for use: Adults under 60 and children over 15: Apply to the affected area up to 3 times per day. If your symptoms do not improve after 6 days of use, consult your gynecologist.

This medicine is NOT for intra-vaginal use. It is NOT intended to treat a yeast infection. This medication relieves vulvar itching associated with yeast infection and other irritations.

If you need internal suppository medication to treat the source of a vaginal yeast infection, see your gynecologist. If you have already seen a gynecologist for yeast infection, you may purchase over-the-counter vaginal suppositories.

Do not use if you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Do not use if you take warfarin or other anti-coagulants.

Do not use if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, chills), irregular or abnormal bleeding, ulcers, or diabetes.

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication. Adults over 60 and children under 15 should not use this medicine.

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English.

Japanese source: http://jp.rohto.com/~/media/com/flady/cc-cream/4987241116553.pdf


 

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