KadeFungin® lactic acid
The regeneration treatment

KadeFungin® lactic acid (KadeFungin® Milchsäurekur)

KadeFungin® lactic acid
with lactic acid
  • treats vaginal discharge and intimate odour associated with bacterial vaginosis *
  • reduces the risk of recurrent urinary tract infections
  • normalises the pH, also during pregnancy

* For bacterial vaginosis, as a supplement to an antibiotic (supportive treatment) or for known, mild symptoms as single therapy (alternative treatment to an antibiotic)

Healthy
vaginal flora!

I have something
for that!

Application / duration

  • For regeneration and stabilisation of the vaginal flora over 7 days
  • For maintenance of the natural acidic environment after each menstruation over 2-3 days
  • During pregnancy for pH regulation over 7 days
  • During pregnancy, for maintenance of the natural acidic environment over 2-3 days a month

Application / duration

  • For regeneration and stabilisation of the vaginal flora over 7 days
  • For maintenance of the natural acidic environment after each menstruation over 2-3 days
  • During pregnancy for pH regulation over 7 days
  • During pregnancy, for maintenance of the natural acidic environment over 2-3 days a month
  • Remove the applicator from the packaging
  • Swing it downwards several times to collect the gel at the tip of the applicator
  • Unscrew the cap without kinking or pulling
  • Apply at bedtime in a seated position or on your back with your legs slightly bent
  • For easier insertion, squeeze out a small amount of gel and spread it over the tip of the applicator
  • Insert the applicator gently into the vagina
  • Press firmly on the gel reservoir (thickened end) with your thumb and index finger while slowly pulling the applicator out of the vagina
  • Discard the applicator with the remaining gel

4 tips

For a healthy vagina, there are a few things you can pay heed to. They help maintaining the balance of the intimate flora. These include:

Clean your intimate area gently with a special intimate wash lotion or with water only to avoid disturbing the natural milieu.

Refrain from intimate deodorants or vaginal douches – these too disrupt the natural balance.

Change pads and tampons regularly.

After a bowel movement, please always wipe from your anus towards the back – and never in the opposite direction!

FAQ
KadeFungin lactic acid

Precautions for use

Do not use:

  • in combination with condoms
  • in combination with other vaginal preparations
  • in case of known hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the product

A mild burning sensation may be experienced initially, which is caused by the changed vaginal environment.
If conception is desired, please note that motility of the sperm may be impaired. The gel is, however, not suitable for contraception.

Composition

(S)-lactic acid, benzyl alcohol, glycerol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium lactate solution, propylene glycol, purified water

Storage

Does not require refrigerated storage

What is KadeFungin lactic acid treatment?

KadeFungin lactic acid treatment contains lactic acid in a gel formulation and, with a pH value of 4, corresponds to the natural vaginal milieu. Lactic acid acidifies the vaginal milieu and regenerates the naturally protective, acidic pH value. As a result, endogenous lactic acid bacteria find more favourable conditions for multiplying and can fully resume their function.

When should KadeFungin lactic acid treatment be used?

The use of a lactic acid treatment is recommended to maintain the natural vaginal milieu.

In healthy vaginal flora, lactic acid bacteria create an acidic vaginal environment by forming lactic acid. The pH of the vagina is around 4. This protects the vagina and lower urinary tract from penetration and colonisation by unwanted microorganisms, which can only spread poorly in an acidic milieu. The naturally acidic pH value may shift to a weakly acidic to slightly basic range for various reasons. The healthy equilibrium of the vaginal flora may be affected by, for example, a change in the hormonal balance during pregnancy, breastfeeding or menopause, as well as antibiotic therapy or a vaginal infection.

KadeFungin lactic acid treatment treats vaginal discharge and intimate odour associated with bacterial vaginosis*, reduces the risk of recurring urinary tract infections and normalises the pH value (also during pregnancy).

* For bacterial vaginosis, as a supplement to an antibiotic (supportive treatment) or for known, mild symptoms as single therapy (alternative treatment to an antibiotic)

How long should KadeFungin lactic acid treatment be applied?

An application of KadeFungin® lactic acid treatment over 7 consecutive days, preferably in the evening, is generally enough.

Women prone to recurring vaginal infections should repeat the lactic acid treatment 2 to 3 days a month, preferably after the menstrual period, in order to maintain the natural vaginal milieu. KadeFungin lactic acid treatment can be used regularly as a regenerative treatment.

When can the KadeFungin lactic acid treatment be started during antibiotic therapy?

In case of a brief oral antibiotic therapy for a period of 1 to 3 days, e.g. to treat bacterial vaginosis, the application of the KadeFungin lactic acid treatment can be started after taking the antibiotics. If the antibiotic is to be taken over a longer period of time, it is advisable to start using the lactic acid treatment during the oral antibiotic treatment. In this case, KadeFungin® lactic acid treatment can be applied as of halfway through the antibiotic therapy.

Can KadeFungin lactic acid treatment be used during menstruation?

KadeFungin lactic acid treatment should not be used during menstruation. The gel is flushed out with the menstrual blood flow, so that an optimal effect cannot be achieved.

Can I have sexual intercourse during treatment with KadeFungin lactic acid treatment?

In general, sexual intercourse is possible while using KadeFungin lactic acid treatment. However, it is advisable not to apply the lactic acid treatment immediately before sexual intercourse. Where applicable, the treatment should be applied after sexual intercourse.

Does KadeFungin lactic acid treatment affect the safety of condoms?

Yes, KadeFungin lactic acid treatment does affect the safety of condoms. The tear resistance of latex condoms is reduced. Tests on condom safety were carried out with latex condoms. There are no studies on condoms made of other materials, but here, too, a negative impact can be assumed.

Condoms are safe to use again 48 hours after the last use of the KadeFungin lactic acid treatment.

Does KadeFungin lactic acid treatment contain animal ingredients (vegan)?

It does not contain any animal ingredients. However, the use of animal products, e.g. whey, during the industrial production of the individual ingredients (e.g. during fermentative production) cannot be completely ruled out.

Can KadeFungin lactic acid treatment be used during pregnancy?

Yes, KadeFungin lactic acid treatment can be used during pregnancy. The special applicator with a flexible soft tip is especially designed for use also during pregnancy.

Due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy, the healthy balance of the vaginal flora may be disrupted by the shift in the naturally acidic pH value. Generally, lactic acid treatment is recommended to maintain the natural vaginal milieu.

However, the use of medical devices and drugs during pregnancy should be carried out in consultation with the gynaecologist. Consult your gynaecologist about your symptoms and possible treatments.

Is the application of KadeFungin lactic acid treatment useful in postmenopause (after menopause)?

We do not consider the application of the KadeFungin lactic acid treatment to be useful in postmenopausal women. During the menopause, the ovaries gradually cease hormone production. Hence, levels of oestrogen are reduced after the menopause. If you do not use hormone replacement therapy, either locally or systemically, the lack of oestrogen leads to a reduction in the number of lactobacilli in the vaginal flora. Oestrogen stimulates the production of glycogen in the cells of the vaginal lining. Glycogen is converted to lactic acid by the lactobacilli, creating the acidic pH in the vagina. A deficiency of oestrogen, and thus a lack of glycogen, causes a decrease in the number of lactobacilli. This favours the colonisation and multiplication by pathogenic microorganisms, which can lead to recurring vaginal and urinary tract infections. In order to achieve a stable acidic pH to avoid re-infection, the lactic acid treatment would have to be applied almost daily. Unfortunately, no clinical data are available on this.

MANDATORY INFORMATION
KadeFungin® 3 combi pack, vaginal tablets and cream. (KadeFungin® Kombi-Packung)
Active ingredient: clotrimazole.
Areas of application: Infections of the vagina and external genital area by yeasts (usually Candida albicans). The cream contains benzyl alcohol and cetostearyl alcohol. Please see package leaflet. Refer to the package leaflet for risks and side effects and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Stand: 10/2019