Albothyl - suppository | how to use | effects

This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.

Albothyl vaginal suppositories are a drug from the group of gynecological anti-infective medications and antiseptics. They are used in the treatment of cervical erosion, vaginal and cervical vaginitis (an inflammation of the vagina), cervicitis, bacterial vaginosis (common vaginal infection). Albothyl suppository contains an active ingredient called policresulen.


They should be avoided or may be used only with extra precautions in the following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to Albothyl or any other similar drug. Allergy symptoms are:
    • skin rash,
    • itching of the skin,
    • redness of the skin,
    • swelling of the face,
    • swelling of the neck,
    • swelling of the tongue,
    • difficulty breathing.
    • Allergies can cause anaphylactic shock, that may be fatal.
    • If you notice any symptoms of allergies, contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you have your menstrual period. In this period you should avoid the use of vaginal suppositories.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding.

It is not recommended for use in patients under the age of 18 years and postmenopausal women.

Avoid sexual intercourse for 7 days after using Albothyl vaginal suppositories.

These suppositories can cause ejection of damaged, dead tissue from the vagina, and it is necessary to wear pads to avoid irritating of the vagina.

Use of Albothyl during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Albothyl vaginal suppositories are not recommended for application during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can be applied only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child. It can stimulate contractions and cause premature labor, especially if applied in the last 12 weeks.

Breastfeeding is not recommended while using this drug.

How to use Albothyl suppository

Albothyl vaginal suppositories are usually applied in the following doses:

  • 1 vaginal suppository every other day for 7-14 days.

They are intended for use in vagina. It is best to apply Albothyl vaginal suppositories at bedtime, in order to avoid fallout of suppositories.

Vaginal suppositories can slightly be moistened with water, to make them easier to retract into the vagina.

Use with other medications (Interactions)

There are no data on the use with other medications. Tell your doctor about all medications and herbal preparations you are using.

Side effects

This medicine can cause the following side effects:

  • feeling of a foreign body in the uterus,
  • discomfort in the lower abdomen,
  • vaginal irritation,
  • vaginal dryness and allergic reactions.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  1. skin rash,
  2. itching,
  3. redness,
  4. swelling of the face,
  5. neck swelling,
  6. tongue swelling,
  7. difficulty breathing. An allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock that can be fatal.

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