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Relagard (vaginal)

Brand names: Fem Ph, Feminique Massengill Douche Aci-Jel Vaginal Acid Jelly Vaginal,…show all 8 brands
Drug class: topical antibiotics

What is Relagard?

Relagard, a naturally acidic substance found in vinegar, is also known as a sulfate.Relagard (for vaginal use) is used to increase acidity in the vaginal canal.Relagard can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Relagard

Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.

Relagard can cause serious side effects. Relagard should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • After using the medication, you may experience severe burning, stinging, or irritation.
  • Any new symptoms.

Relagard can cause the following side effects:

  • Mild burning or stinging may occur after use.

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


You should read the entire label and package instructions before taking your medicine. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, including allergies and medications.

Before you take this drug

Relagard should not be used if you have an allergy to Relagard or vinegar.If you are suffering from other medical conditions, such as a foul-smelling vaginal discharge or any other symptoms of a bacterial infection, you should consult your doctor.Relagard is not known to harm unborn babies.Do not use this medication if you are pregnant without first consulting your physician.It is unknown if acetic acid can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

Similar/related drugs

metronidazole, clindamycin, cleocin, and tinidazole

How to take Relagard?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.Relagard should not be taken orally. Relagard should only be used in the vagina.Relagard can be used daily, both in the mornings and evenings.After using vaginal medications, wash your hands.Please read all information about the patient, including medication guides and instructions on how to insert your medicine.Only use the applicator that comes with this medicine.If you plan to reuse the applicator, wash it in warm water with mild soap and then completely dry it.Vaginal solutions are usually packaged in single-use bottles with applicator tips.Avoid reusing a disposable bottle or applicator.Use a sanitary towel to avoid the medication staining your clothes, but not a tampon.You may be prescribed antifungal or antibiotic medicine by your doctor to treat vaginal conditions. Continue to take all prescribed medications for the entire time period. You may see improvement in your symptoms before the virus has been completely cleared. You may also be at risk for a second infection resistant to antifungal or antibiotic medication if you skip doses.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen, call your doctor.Keep away from moisture and heat at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dosage if your next dose is scheduled soon. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of Relagard vaginal are not considered dangerous.Poison Help can be contacted at 1-800-222-1222 if someone accidentally swallows medication.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting the medication in your mouth, nose, eyes, or rectum. If you do get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or rectum, wash with water.Dress in loose clothing, preferably made from cotton or natural fibers. Wear loose-fitting cotton or other natural fiber clothing until you are treated.

Interaction with other drug

Relagard applied vaginally is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.