Vaginal suppositories Livarol - instructions for use in gynecology

Thrush (candidiasis) - one of the most common gynecological problems. The causative agent of the disease is a microscopic fungus of the genus Candida, which even in a healthy woman is always present on the mucous membranes of the vagina. In a small amount, the fungus is not dangerous, but with active reproduction it provokes inflammation, itching and other unpleasant symptoms. Thrush must be treated. Otherwise, the disease can cause a decrease in immunity, diseases of the genitourinary system and kidneys. For the treatment of acute and chronic forms of candidiasis, Livarol suppositories are prescribed.

Release Forms

Suppositories Livarol are produced in plastic contour cells, 5 pieces each. There are 2 types of packages - 5 and 10 candles each. Each package is equipped with instructions. Suppositories contain ketoconazole, macrogol 1500 and 400, butylhydroxyanisole. Suppositories are usually white in color, may have a grayish, yellowish or beige hue. If the storage conditions are violated, the suppository mass is melted, and the active components are redistributed in it. Stains form on the surface of the candles.

Active substance

The active component of suppositories is ketoconazole (dose 400 mg). It is a synthetic antifungal agent. It is active against various groups of fungal microorganisms (Candida spp., Pityrosporum spp., Trichophyton spp., Epidermophyton), aspergillus, dermatomycetes, and some higher fungi. Ketoconazole is active against the main conditionally pathogenic bacteria of the coccal group - staphylococcus and streptococcus.

Pharmacological properties

Ketoconazole in the form of suppositories is the optimal form of the drug for the treatment of fungal vaginitis and vulvovaginitis. The active substance acts in the focus of infection, which ensures its full elimination. The causative agents of thrush cannot become resistant to ketoconazole (such cases have not been reported during clinical trials of Livarol).

The active substance violates the lipid composition of the membranes of fungi. Holes are formed in them, the contents of the cell flows out, and it is subjected to cleavage by other bacteria or immune cells.

The compound destroys bacteria, preventing the secondary infection of erosions and microdamages resulting from the irritating effect of mycotoxins. The composition of Livarol auxiliary components that can envelop the mucous membrane and attract water. When using a suppository, the nature of the discharge changes (they become more liquid), their volume sharply increases. So the medicine provides a purely mechanical elimination of fungi and their metabolic products from the mucosa - they are simply washed off.


Livarol is prescribed for women from genital candidiasis. The tool is suitable for the treatment of acute form (severe symptoms, up to 4 relapses per year), as well as relapsing (symptoms are mild or moderate, 4 and more relapse per year). Indications for use - itching, burning, white discharge from the vagina, provoked by candida.

The drug is also prescribed for the prevention of fungal infections of the vaginal mucosa and vulva. Application is appropriate for weakening immunity, exhaustion. For the purpose of prevention, Livarol is used in the appointment of antibacterial drugs.

Mode of application

The instructions for use indicate one way to use Livarol - intravaginal. Candles are free from contour packaging, trying not to damage them. Enter into the vagina with your finger. It is advisable to do this while lying on your back, trying to enter the suppository as deep as possible. It is advisable to use candles before bedtime to prevent the rapid leakage of the drug. An increase in vaginal discharge is the result of the osmotic and drainage effects of suppositories. To avoid contamination of linen and clothes, during treatment you need to use sanitary pads.

Livarol candles must be laid once a day. In acute thrush, the course of treatment lasts 3-5 days. Duration depends on the intensity of the symptoms. With mild symptoms - just put a candle 3 days, with severe itching and inflammation - 5 days. Recurrent form is treated with Livarol for 10 days. Suppositories are placed daily, without gaps, at the same time.

During drug therapy, it is undesirable to have sexual intercourse. Suppositories can cause damage to latex contraceptives and provoke an unwanted pregnancy, increase the risk of getting an STI.

Do not enter candles during menstruation. The course of treatment should be planned so that it is completed before the start of the next menstruation.


Ketoconazole is absorbed to a small extent through the vaginal mucosa into the systemic circulation (less than 1% of the dose in 1 suppository). Concentrations that are detected in plasma after the use of suppositories are considered trace and unable to exert any pharmacological effect. Accordingly, with vaginal use, systemic overdose is excluded.

Local manifestations occur when using more than 2 suppositories per day. Manifested by burning, redness, swelling of the mucous membranes. In some cases, an allergic rash forms in the groin. If you follow the instructions - an overdose is excluded.

Side effects

Livarol is well tolerated. Negative effects are extremely rare, usually against a background of individual sensitivity to the components of the candles. Among the side effects are burning, itching, hyperemia (redness), swelling, irritation of the mucous membranes. In rare cases, anaphylactic conditions, angioedema are possible. With prolonged use, systemic side effects cannot be ruled out - dizziness, nausea, and abdominal pain. Unpleasant symptoms disappear after discontinuation of the drug.


Livarol is contraindicated in case of individual sensitivity to the active or excipients. Such a state cannot be foreseen in advance. It will manifest itself in the first days of treatment. If, after the introduction of the suppository, a woman feels an increase in itching and burning, swelling, or spots a rash in the inguinal folds, she should be douched with clean water and consult a doctor to replace the medicine.

Pregnancy and lactation

Despite the slight penetration of ketoconazole into the systemic circulation, use during pregnancy should be careful. The drug should be prescribed by a doctor, taking into account the benefits to the mother and the possible risks to the fetus. The use of Livarol in the early stages of pregnancy is undesirable. Even trace concentrations of ketoconazole can adversely affect the formation of vital organs in the fetus. Treatment with the drug in the 2nd and 3rd trimester is possible if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the baby.


Instead of Livarol, any other antifungal vaginal suppositories can be prescribed. The cheapest analogue in composition is Ketoconazole suppositories from Altafarm company (5 suppositories costs 210-230 rubles. The vaginal tablets Clotrimazole (6 pieces cost 50-70 rubles) can be considered analogous in action. With vaginal candidiasis nystatin suppositories are also effective (10 pieces pack costs 75-95 rubles). When choosing substitutes, it should be borne in mind that their effectiveness may be significantly lower. Candida candidiasis is much more resistant to nystatin and clotrimazole. In addition, these drugs are injected into the vagina 2 times a day.

The market offers new funds for candidiasis, the price of which is an order of magnitude lower than Livarola. These include the drug of choice against thrush for women - Pimafucin candles (3 candles cost 260-290 rubles, 6 pieces - 520-560 rubles). This drug is not absorbed into the bloodstream even in minimal quantities, and therefore it is considered preferable for the treatment of candidiasis in pregnant women. Pimafucin, like Livarol, is used only 1 time per day.

Cost by release forms

Livarol is produced in two types of packages so that the patient can buy the amount of the drug that is needed for the course of treatment. In this case, there is no need to overpay for extra capsules or immediately buy 2 packs of the medicine. 5 candles Livarola costs 520-570 rubles, 10 candles - 800-890 rubles. Prices may vary in different pharmacies. The cost depends on the purchase prices and pricing policies of the pharmacy chain.


Ilona, ​​29 years old, Moscow: “Livarol treated the chronic form of thrush. I appointed myself, though I understand that this is wrong. Put candles every day. During treatment, the pads will not really be redundant. Moreover, both at night and during the day, since the candle also flows in the first half of the day. Symptoms completely disappeared. There have been no relapses for six months now. ”

Antonina, 32 years old, Sochi: “Livarol did not suit me. Assigned with recurrent thrush, 10 pieces. The doctor said that candles are very well tolerated. After the very first candle, my itch became even stronger, pink discharge appeared, inside it burned like fire. I washed myself 10 times. I did not use it anymore. So 9 pieces lie idle. To replace the suppositories, the gynecologist prescribed capsules for oral administration. ”

Ekaterina, 46 years old, Yekaterinburg: “I first encountered thrush 2 years ago. The fungus appeared due to hormonal changes. Then the doctor prescribed Livarol - used 5 candles and everything went away. Recently, symptoms have appeared again. Now she bought candles herself. The drug did not fail, all the troubles quickly disappeared. ”

Julia, 24 years old, Nalchik: “Livarol bought on the recommendation of a pharmacist. The drug quickly relieved itching and nasty secretions. After a while, the symptoms reappeared. Again Livarol helped. The third time I decided to go to the doctor. The gynecologist advised that while I use candles, my husband smeared the genitals with an antifungal cream. So they did. The problem has not been around for more than a year now. ”

Composition of candles Livarol

The active substance of the drug Livarol is ketoconazole, which has a fairly high level of toxicity.

But when using vaginal suppositories, the percentage of penetration of this substance into the blood is small and is practically not displayed on the general functioning of the body.

In addition, the composition of Livarol includes such auxiliary substances as: butyl hydroxyanisation, polyethylene oxide 1500 and polyethylene oxide 400.

Description of the drug

Candles Livarol - This is an antifungal and antimicrobial drug, the effect of which is directed precisely at the infected sections of the mucous membrane of the vagina and vulva.

  1. Candles have a minimal effect on the functioning of other body systems., since its constituent substances practically do not enter the bloodstream and cannot be carried with it throughout the body.
  2. Ketoconazole, which is part of Livarol, it has a fungicidal effect and inhibits harmful fungi, staphylococci and streptococci, which can be the causative agents of thrush.
  3. Candles maximize the level of activity of pathogens. The essence of the drug is to slow down the formation of ergosterol and changes in the lipid composition of the biological membrane. Under such conditions, the formation of new phospholipids is impossible and the destruction of the cell walls of bacteria and fungi is observed with their subsequent death.

Release form

Medication Livarol is available in so-called suppositories for vaginal use.

In the contour packs of the drug contains 5 pieces of conical candles of white, pinkish or yellowish color. There are 1-2 contour packs in a cardboard bundle. The form of sale of the medicine depends on the place of sale: it is possible both in contour packaging and in cardboard.

Properties and action of candles Livarol

  • The action of the drug is aimed at inhibiting the processes of vital activity and reproduction of pathogensthat are the causative agents of thrush and other diseases of the reproductive system.
  • The components of the drug have a negative effect on pathogens, while not causing failures in the functioning of the beneficial microflora of the body.
  • Livarol has a depressing effect on the vital activity of staphylococci and streptococci, the functioning of which is the root cause of inflammation of the pelvic organs.
  • The use of suppositories can provide a complete effect on all foci of inflammatory processes, at the same time it will give a chance to avoid the need to use more drugs to eliminate problems.
  • Since the localization of the action of Livarol covers all the organs of the small pelvis, the scale of possible treatment and prevention of the occurrence of inflammatory processes is quite impressive.

Features of the drug Livarol

The description of Livarol suggests that it is a powerful antifungal drug. Its analogues are:

These drugs are not inferior to Livarol in effectiveness and even partially consist of similar components. However, many analogues are cheaper than these candles. The average cost of a package of Livarol, consisting of 5 therapeutic suppositories, is 450 rubles.

The main active ingredient of Livarol is ketoconazole. This is a powerful antifungal element that is often part of antimycotic drugs.

A feature of this component is that it is able to affect several types of fungi at once.

As a result, candles destroy not only the candida that provokes thrush, but also other fungal elements, if they are in the vagina.

One suppository contains 400 mg of the main substance. In addition, there are other elements in Livarole that help rid a person of a fungal infection. Important additional components are butyloxinazole and macrogol, which is the polyethylene oxide base.

Keep suppositories carefully. They do not tolerate high temperatures, therefore it is recommended to keep the preparation in the refrigerator or in a cool place where the temperature will not exceed 25 ºС. With the right approach, you can store Livarol suppositories for 2 years.

When are suppositories prescribed?

The drug Livarol in the form of vaginal suppositories is widely used in gynecology. This remedy is most often prescribed by the attending physician, when a representative of the fair sex is diagnosed with thrush. Treatment of candidiasis is possible in both acute and chronic form.

In addition, this tool is often prescribed for use in mixed infections. That is, when a woman is diagnosed with a fungal-bacterial infection, Livarol suppositories will help to cope with this problem.

The drug in the form of suppositories has a minimum number of contraindications and side effects. Therefore, Livarol with thrush can be assigned even to the fair sex in the situation. The drug is especially often prescribed for dysbiosis, which often accompanies pregnancy.

In addition, Livarol can be used for preventive purposes. It is used if necessary to protect the vaginal microflora during prolonged treatment with antibacterial agents. The drug is perfect for restoring the body after a serious illness that could leave a negative mark on the immune system.

Pregnancy and lactation

The use of Livarol in the first trimester (first twelve weeks) of pregnancy is prohibited.

Even a small fraction of the substance ketoconazole, which enters the bloodstream, can have an undesirable toxic effect on the formation and subsequent development of the fetus in the prenatal period.

As a result of this, malfunctions and mutational changes in the embryo can occur with the subsequent formation of a number of serious complications and diseases of the unborn child.

The use of suppositories in the subsequent months of pregnancy should be strictly agreed with the attending physician, but even in this case, the use of Livarol should not be long.

During pregnancy, there is a high risk of side effects and exacerbation of allergic reactions.The use of the drug during lactation also requires precaution.

If this period is exceeded, a number of unpleasant symptoms may appear for both the mother and the child. A possible manifestation of an allergy that will adversely affect the chemical composition of milk.

With the constant use of the drug, there is the possibility of absorption of the active component in milk with its subsequent transition to the child, which is not desirable.

Use in childhood

Since the effect of the constituent components of the drug on the body of a child under 12 years of age has not been investigated, Livarol is not prescribed for children under 12 years of age, since it is not known what effect the child will have on the body.

The effectiveness and safety of Livarol's influence in this case remains unknown.


The dosage of the drug depends on the degree of complexity of the disease, its form and stage:

  1. Most often, treatment is carried out with the frequency of putting one suppository per day, within 3 to 4 days.
  2. The exception is the clinical form of the disease., in this case, the course of therapy is 10 days with a frequency of introducing one suppository per day.
  3. In case of acute vaginal candidiasis or thrush, it is recommended to use one suppository per day for 5 days. The dosage of the active substance should be 400 mg in a candle.
  4. In chronic or recurrent thrush It is recommended to introduce one candle per knock. The course of therapy is ten days.
  5. Prophylactic therapy for thrush is 5 days during which it is recommended to introduce one suppository per day.

If necessary, the course of treatment can be repeated monthly, subject to prior consultation with a gynecologist.

Negative reviews

Probably, sooner or later, everyone faces a thrush - and such a misfortune happened to me - the gynecologist advised livarol as a treatment - 5 days, 5 suppositories.

1. Candles are expensive - 500 rubles for 5 candles is a lot of money, I think.

2. At first glance, candles like candles - introduced at night and forgot, but it wasn’t there. Here in order:

  • Candles very (VERY) strongly flow out - I ran to wash myself 5 times a night and thought already to spend the night in the bathroom.
  • After application, some grains of sand remain in the vagina, which, moreover, irritate the mucous membrane affected by the fungus and are reluctant to go out, one has to get this muck almost manually. It hurts, is unpleasant, and in general raises doubts that it is a medicine.
  • If during "sexual intercourse" this "sand" remained in the vagina, then sorry, it will scratch everything there, it is dangerous with abrasions and bleeding.
  • The relief effect is very ephemeral - itching and burning takes literally two or three hours, and then everything returns + grains make themselves felt.

3. For the above reasons, I did not finish the course - I stopped at two candles and could not force myself to put up with these grains.

As a result, I can say that candles in no way justify their price and it is better to look for an analogue.


Well, as usual, thrush began. Which has recently become frequent. I was given these candles as very good. The first day everything went fine. The second time began menstruation. after 3 days ended. On the 4th again, I inserted a candle at night. At night I woke up with hellish pain !! Thought she slept uncomfortably, drank pain medication and sleep. In the morning I realized that it was not in the bed, but in the candles. Half a day I could not get up, lay in bed, the pain was unbearable. Plus, spotting began, scarlet. That is, I knew for sure that this is not a period. Naturally, that day I did not insert anything else. On the trail. the day went to the doctor, who took a smear and said that everything is PURE! That is, these diabolical candles cured everything for me in 2 applications!
She also said that this is a common side effect and if there is a discharge, they can not be used. It cured perfectly,
But what a side effect. I will never use again

Candles Livarol was prescribed to me by my gynecologist with a slight thrush. The drug was expensive, and I decided that it was effective. For 10 candles I paid 110 hryvnias. The drug did not live up to my expectations, not as effective as we would like.
I didn’t cure the thrush, but the relief was half. But for that kind of money I would certainly like a more effective result. I’m not happy with the candles!

do not fix the problem

Although Livarol is prescribed with other medicines, they help a little and do not eliminate the problems, but rather add. Pain and discharge remain. Although to each his own, it seems to me.

Personally, they did not help me.

Candles remained unhappy. She took them during pregnancy as prescribed by the doctor, they only made it worse. After them, as if sand pours out.

Hello dear girls!

Today I want to share my experience with the use of popular candles from the “thrush” Livarol.

Place of purchase: any pharmacy.

Sick ARVI, was treated with antibiotics. And as a result - hello, "thrush"!

Before starting treatment, I felt a slight discomfort and the discharge changed its color to slightly whitish, nothing more. At this stage, I decided not to delay, but immediately consult a gynecologist.

The doctor prescribed me 2 capsules of fluconazole and 5 suppositories of Livarol. Partner 3 flucanosole according to the scheme (he did not have any sensations).

But what started with the use of Livarol candles with me is simply incomparable sensations!

In the morning after the first candle, I began to feel a burning sensation, and on the gasket along with incomprehensible white sand I noticed small bloody patches. But she did not attach any importance to this, thought that it was so, because the candles do their work there. A burning sensation accompanied me all day.

The next day, the burning sensation intensified and a feeling appeared on the mucous membrane inside, which happens if you fell and got an abrasion (a little skinning) on ​​your arm or leg. As the contents of the candle stood out (poured out), I noticed a little blood on the pad.

Why did I write "got enough sleep"? Yes, because after the candle melts at night and the liquid that binds its components is released, the contents of the candle begin to pour out, very similar to hard white sand or some crystals. Perhaps it is they who injure the mucous membrane.

Is it necessary to write that the third and, especially, the fifth candle of Livarol was gone. The third night I did not use anything and in the morning I no longer felt burning and inflammation.

And the next day I went for the tried and tested Polygynax (although I am aware that this is a combined broad-spectrum agent, an antibiotic, and is not aimed only at candida). Polygynax brought me back to normal for the prescribed 6 days (nights).

Three weeks later, she passed the test again - everything is clean.

The gynecologist said that Livarol is simply an individual intolerance.

When she herself faced such an amazing, in a bad sense of the word, effect, she was surprised, did not believe it and began to actively read reviews on this drug. Most of the reviews were positive and the girls were really happy with the course of treatment.

But from my sad experience, I categorically will not recommend these candles.

I remind you that only a doctor can prescribe you medications!

Never self-medicate, because the effectiveness of your treatment depends on how much your prescribed drug matches the pathogenic microflora found in the analysis.

Everyone can have an unexpected reaction even to a proven and popular medicine. Therefore, listen to your body during treatment and do not hesitate to consult a doctor to adjust therapy.

I wish you to be beautiful and healthy! And please take my review only as a personal experience and in no case, as a recommendation!

Thank you for your attention to my review!

After much torment in the treatment of thrush, like many women, I came to the bitter conclusion - if the immunity is weak, that even if you crack-attack will return. Therefore, the best "treatment" is a warning! For chronic thrush really exists.

My method of keeping fit is simple :

  1. 1 capsule of diflucan or even flucanazole, (in this case it will completely fit and the difference in effect is not noticeable. The difference can only be felt with an exacerbation and treatment of the problem) before the “same days”
  2. if there is (Or it just seems manic to you that he is or will be.) some kind of discomfort after their end is one or two candles inside.

By trial and error, I seem to have found

my ideal drug, but the ad did its job and I was led by promises to be cured of chronic thrush with Livarol candles!

Externally- almost identical, the most ordinary candles without any distinctive features. When applied, they did not cause discomfort, I decided to go through the entire course and successfully completed No. oh yes, the treacherous burning sensation returned immediately after critical burns, as soon as I stopped acting according to my usual pattern.

And if there is no difference, why pay more?

However, these candles fraudulently set me up for others! And framed very intimate! Most likely for this reason I had to return to

to your trusted assistants. after.

I tell you what they framed me with. (children under 18 do not read-))))

When, after critical days, I applied my candles for a day or two, the Beloved did not even have a clue about my little secrets and what I had done the day before.

But here. sorry, (no further reading for children!) even a few days after the use of Livarol “in the most interesting place” they told me that there it was like pouring sand! Everything is tearing apart! What I myself noticed almost immediately felt!

In the end, it turned out that we were both strewn with "white dandruff." Those. the active substance dries on the walls and then. stupidly showered on occasion. Horror!

I also rubbed myself with such special effects. Not much, however

Neutral reviews

I completely agree with the previous review, discomfort and nothing more. But zalin is really good

Not the best assistant from thrush, as it turned out. Faced such a problem that the candles do not completely dissolve inside. I was already completely disappointed in the candles as such, but after Zalain I changed my mind - there was nothing like this candle

Positive reviews

Very good drug. For a long time I lived with this, especially as it did not betray this strong significance, but recently M-CA has only begun to intensify, the doctor prescribed “LIVAROL” candles. After taking the first candle, I immediately felt the effect. and on the third day, everything is clean.

Buy Livarol Candles. Five days and thrush as it was. He helps me (and during pregnancy there was a thrush, and after it) both times helped. By the way, thrush could appear from a wet swimsuit. Like warm and wet, a good environment for the appearance of thrush.

I want to say thanks to the manufacturers of this drug, many thanks! Thanks to these candles I got rid of thrush. But so that the thrush does not return to me, the doctor prescribed to drink a course of Miron and Bangshil tablets. I started taking them before the end of Livarol.
very good result.

It turns out that not only do I suffer from thrush on vacation or after. I used to take pimafucin, but somehow he didn’t treat the whole thing to the end, there were some weak discharge. This time I changed pimafucin to livarol (I immediately took it with me) and I really liked it: after it no residual effects of thrush are observed .. Maybe he even saved me from it forever? Next year I’ll check on vacation))

This medicine was prescribed to me by a doctor. A very expensive medicine. 350 rubles for 5 candles. But I want to say that an effective tool. Immediately felt relief. Compared to other anti-thrush medications, this one is the best. One package is enough for 1 course of treatment. But with a chronic disease, 2 packs are needed.

After I found out that I was pregnant and registered, the gynecologist looked at me and attributed candles against the thrush, which not only didn’t help but caused irritation and complication. Instead, they offered Livarol candles in the pharmacy. After the first application I felt the effect. The itching, redness disappeared, the discomfort caused by the thrush disappeared every day. Safe to use during pregnancy. Do not cause allergies or complications. Now, with any manifestation of thrush, coming to the pharmacy I know which drug to buy. The treatment period is only 5 days, that is, the packaging is enough for two times. Very pleased with the result of these candles.

ease of use, effect

Good day!
Vaginal suppositories "Livarol" were prescribed antifungal to me for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis. In the Vita pharmacy, the cost was 707 rubles per 1 pack (10 suppositories).
So, the candles are in a cardboard box of white color, the name and images in the form of two flowers are printed in pink.
In general, the form of the drug in the form of suppositories is convenient to use.
Dear readers of the review, there is an effect of treatment, so the positive impression was left on the vaginal suppositories “Livarol”.
Thank you for attention!
Be healthy!

fast and efficient

The thrush found me during a trip to my sister for a wedding. Such an itch began, horror. I roared, thought, not so much about the holiday I would think, how much about howling ailment. I did not want to spoil my mood with an obsessive sore, I went to the pharmacy and asked for a drug that can quickly and effectively get rid of thrush. And I want to say a big thank you to the pharmacist who advised a really excellent drug, livarol. The whole treatment came down to putting a candle at night and going to bed. Itching and discharge went quickly. At the wedding, I no longer remembered the thrush.

Most recently, I first encountered a thrush. I treated sinusitis with antibiotics and this is such a result. I set the diagnosis myself (which is really very bad, I know, but I rarely trust doctors and haven’t found my “gynecologist” yet). But the diagnosis was simply obvious! (I justify my not quite right action) And the remaining sores transmitted by sexual contact were simply excluded.

Internet break and reviews, I decided to approach the solution of the problem comprehensively, selecting for myself the simplest and safest medications without especially dangerous consequences - Fluconazole (the worst thing from my list is the number of side effects, but a single dose, I think, was not very dangerous) , Miramistin is an excellent remedy for all occasions, used locally after each shower trip (by the way, this is also important - go to the shower at least twice a day!), And Livarol candles (I was also prompted by the fact that they are used and for just prevention).

Now about the candles.

Never before have I had experience using candles vaginally. I will not say that it turned out to be simple for me, hahaha. Candles are a little rough when they melt a little, so when using them, I felt discomfort and burning.When I got the hang of it all came down to a minimum.

You must always use a candle before bedtime, otherwise it will simply “leave” you soon after it melts)). I also used sterile gloves so that everything was hygienic.

There are 5 candles in a pack. One for each day - that is, the treatment is pretty quick. The relief of symptoms was sooooo smooth, I was even upset at one point that it would not help. However, using the last candle, I realized that everything was gone! I was cured and felt good)

I want to repeat the course 2 weeks after the end of the past, in order to consolidate the result. I believe that the candles helped me a lot with my delicate, so to speak, problem. I think if in the future I will be treated with antibiotics, I will definitely buy these candles for prevention.

The price, of course, is not the smallest - 300 rubles, in my opinion, for 5 candles. But who saves on health?))

The results.

  • It helped to cure, especially in complex treatment,
  • Just find, just use (when you get the hang of it).
  • The price is quite acceptable
  • Safe and over-the-counter.

  • Burning and itching at first,
  • It must be used at night and it is advisable not to get up to the toilet or where else,

In general, girls! Take care of your health! Contact your doctor if there is any doubt that this is not a thrush or is it your first time! And for prevention, you can use these candles!

That's all good shopping. Hope to be helpful. Be healthy)

With this remedy, I once cured a thrush when other drugs like Pimafucin were powerless. Since then, with the appearance of this Byaka, I use Livarol.

There are boxes of 5 suppositories, there are 10.

5 pieces are in the region of 350-400 rubles. Not cheap. Given that the rate is still 7-10 days. So it’s definitely more profitable to take a large package right away.

The ideal option is to use these suppositories while taking pills (I’ve been using recently

Suppositories themselves are easy to introduce, the packaging is convenient, it opens quickly, without unnecessary gestures.

The flow does not say so much, but not weakly. One day is not enough for me.

In general, after the correct full course + tablets, the symptoms of thrush disappear.

But there is an important BUT: after treatment (and during) it is very important to adhere to a strict carbohydrate-free diet, no sweet and starchy foods, there is more protein and sour-milk products. It’s very difficult for me to limit myself to sweets. But during the treatment I forced myself. In addition, I began to drink kefir every day, even at the end of the course of treatment. To the fact that it is necessary to change the diet, I came oh how not immediately. The course of treatment took place, and then after some time everything returned to normal. And as soon as I began to drink kefir every day - I somehow felt better. Yes, I can skip a couple of days, but still try not to fall out of the schedule. This is especially important in the first place, immediately after treatment, in order to support the body.

In addition, the thrush settles where immunity is weak, so do not be too lazy to take herbs to strengthen it or some other means. Personally, I started taking Echinacea tincture. I do not want to stuff myself with pills and injections again, I completely trust herbs and homeopathy on the issue of immunity.

Also - it will be useful to take vitamins. It would seem that this is not so important, but in reality it can also serve well

About hygiene issues, I think, and so everything is clear: the strictest hygiene plus not only changing clothes every day, but also ironing them with an iron.

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

The main component of the drug is ketoconazole- is an antimycotic of the imidazoldioxolan group. Characteristic of him fungistaticand fungicidalaction carried out by suppressing biosynthesis ergosterol. It is this that leads to a change in the lipid composition in the membranes of fungi. The activity of this drug is aimed at some yeast-like fungi, dermatophytes, microorganisms etc.

Composition and principle of action

The drug is produced in white vaginal suppositories with possible shades - yellow, cream, gray. The package contains five to ten suppositories. What the packaging looks like and what price you can see on the Internet and in the photo.

The active substance of the drug is ketoconazole. One candle contains 400 mg. Ketoconazole is practically not able to be absorbed into the blood, therefore, systemic effects do not occur during treatment. The medicine is active precisely in the area of ​​the lesion - the mucous membrane of the vulva and vagina. Excipients include macrogol and butyloxyanisole. They enhance the effect of ketoconazole.

Ketoconazole acts on the membranes of fungal cells, inhibiting the development of candida. Also, Livarol is able to inhibit the reproduction of dermatophytes, which cause trichophytosis and microsporia (ringworm).

Interaction with other drugs

During experimental official testing of the compatibility of the drug with other medicines, no acute adverse reactions were detected. Incompatibility is minimized due to the decreased ability of ketoconazole to dissolve in the blood.

Therefore, the parallel use of any other medications is not prohibited. Ketonazole is not tolerated by the circulatory system and cannot actively interact with other drugs.

Livarol - suppositories for the treatment of thrush: instructions for use

Suppositories Livarol belong to the clinical and pharmacological group of drugs for fungal topical application. They treat various fungal infections in the field of gynecology, which cause microorganisms that are sensitive to the active substance of the drug.

Alcohol interaction

Alcohol intake during treatment is highly undesirable.

The combination of even that small amount of the active components of Livarol that penetrate the body and alcohol can cause disulfiramic reactions, which include:

  • A sharp decrease in blood pressure,
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Dizziness followed by fainting,
  • Redness of the skin.

In addition, there is a serious risk of liver damage from toxic substances.

The combination of the components of the drug and alcohol increases the level of sulfonylurea production with the subsequent development of hypoglycemia.

In addition, it has an inhibitory effect on corticotropin on the adrenal glands with the necessary stimulant, increases the level of phenytoin toxicity, lowers the acidity level of gastric juice and increases the plasma content of digoxin, methylprednisolone, indirect coagulants and other substances.

Special instructions

The use of drug suppositories requires compliance with a number of special instructions:

  • Regular monitoring of peripheral blood picturekidney and liver function
  • According to the instructions for preventionrecurrence of disease it is recommended to conduct a simultaneous course of therapy for a sexual partner,
  • During the treatment period, it is recommended to refrain from sexual intercourse. There is a likelihood of an allergic reaction to the constituent elements of this drug in the partner. When using contraceptives, a decrease in the protective ability is fixed, as a result of the effects of the components of the drug,
  • It is recommended to exclude or limit the consumption of baked goods and high-carbon foods. The diet should include, for the most part, food of dairy or vegetable origin,
  • During therapy, it is recommended to give preference to breathable cotton linen.completely abandon the lace,
  • A candle that has fallen on the floor cannot be used. as intended, since there is a high percentage of probability that it was infected with bacteria and germs,
  • Using a candle after its expiration date has expired is invalid
  • The use of Livarol does not adversely affect the rate of psychomotor reactions. and does not cause a decrease in the level of concentration of attention,
  • Breakbetween the end of treatment for skin diseases with glucocorticosteroids and the use of vaginal suppositories must be at least two weeks
  • Use the candle immediately after it has been removed from the package. It is not recommended to hold it in your hands for too long or to cause any mechanical damage,
  • Use of the drug by adolescentsrequires special care.
  • In the event of frequent relapses of thrush, it is necessary to systematically pass a smear both during treatment and upon completion. This will help determine how effective the drug is and, if therapy does not give the desired result, it will help to choose a similar drug.

Short description

Livarol (a pharmacologically active substance - ketoconazole) is an antifungal drug for topical use, which is a derivative of imidazoldioxolan. It has a fungicidal (i.e. destructive for fungi) and fungistatic (slowing down their growth and development) effect, which is due to the ability of the drug to suppress ergosterol biosynthesis and change the lipid component of fungal cell membranes. Livarol is active against dermatophytes (Microsporum spp., Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton spp.) And yeast fungi (Candida spp., Pityrosporum spp.). The drug is also effective against certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp. and corynebacteria. Among the important pharmacokinetic characteristics of livarol, its low systemic absorption should be noted: with intravaginal use, the drug is practically not absorbed into the systemic circulation, which favorably affects its safety profile. The drug is produced in the form of vaginal suppositories, which, in addition to ketoconazole, includes a polyethylene oxide base, which moisturizes the vaginal mucosa and improves the interaction of the active substance of the drug with vaginal epithelial cells. Before use, the suppository should be released from the contour packaging. The introduction of livarol is carried out deep into the vagina, which is more correct to do, being in a horizontal position. The frequency of administration is 1 time per day, the duration of the drug course is 3-5 days, depending on the observed therapeutic effect and the nature of the course of the disease. In chronic candidiasis, 1 suppository per day is used, the duration of treatment is 10 days. Unlike the first trimester of pregnancy, its second and third trimesters are not direct contraindications to the use of livarol, but during this period the drug should be used with extreme caution. The same applies to lactating women, as well as girls under the age of 12 years.

The drug has a minimal amount of side effects. It is curious that to some extent it can threaten the sexual partner of a woman using livarol: there have been cases of allergic reactions, expressed by hyperemia of the penis. To reduce the risk of recurrence, the course of treatment must also be passed to the sexual partner. It is important that livarol is well combined with other drugs: no cases of undesirable pharmacological interaction have been noted and it is practically excluded due to the fact that ketoconazole in the form of vaginal suppositories is not absorbed into the systemic circulation. Livarol is dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription, which makes it available for use as part of responsible self-medication.

One of the indications for the use of livarol is vulvovaginal candidiasis - one of the most common diseases of the urogenital tract in women. Both systemic and intravaginal antifungal agents are used in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, the latter having several advantages, the most important of which is the possibility of creating high therapeutic concentrations of the active component with a minimum degree of absorption into the systemic circulation. Given the widespread prevalence of vulvovaginal candidiasis and its impact on the quality of life of patients, clinicians are interested in finding new effective antifungal drugs that have a favorable safety profile and are accessible to the general population. One of these drugs is livarol, which was demonstrated in a clinical trial of this drug in the mycology clinic of St. Petersburg MAPO. After the course of treatment, including taking 1 suppository of livarol for 5 days, the curability of patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis was 100% (immediately after the completion of the drug course) and 96% (5 days after it). Undesirable side effects were not observed during the study.

Instructions for the use of candles "Livarol"

When using, the candle is carefully removed from the package, inserted deep into the vagina (in this case, the woman should lie on her back). The medicine is used at night, because after its production of "Livarol" vaginal discharge intensifies. For the period of therapy, it is useful to use daily sanitary pads. Schemes of use are presented in the table.

Table - Treatment of thrush with Livarol (acute and chronic)

The formStandard circuit
Sharp1 candle per day for at least 10 days
Chronic, period of exacerbation1 candle per day from 3 to 7 days

If the symptoms of colpitis disappeared after the first or second suppository, you can not independently interrupt the prescribed course. The decision should be made by the doctor, having received confirmation of recovery by laboratory tests. Treatment can be repeated if there is no desired result.


An antifungal drug from the group of imidazoldioxolane derivatives for topical use. It has a fungicidal and fungistatic effect, the mechanism of which is to inhibit the biosynthesis of ergosterol and change the lipid composition of the membrane of fungi.

Active against dermatophytes (Trichophyton spp., Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum spp.) And yeast (Candida spp., Pityrosporum spp.).

It is also active against Staphylococcus spp. and Streptococcus spp.

Cost of analogues

If it was not possible to find Livarol on sale, you can use analogues of the drug, such as:

  • Candide Cream, the price of which in the capital's pharmacies is 250 rubles ,
  • Candide B6 - in the form of candles, a cheaper analogue. A pack with six candles will cost the buyer 80 rubles ,
  • Cream Metrogil at the price of one package - 250 rubles ,
  • Lomexin Cream will cost 490 rubles , and a pack with 2 candles in 360 rubles ,
  • Ketoconazole Ointment by price 60-100 rubles or in the form of candles for 400 rubles .

Side effects and complications

Side effects are not typical for Livarol. But in some cases, the following changes are possible:

  • local reactions - itching and redness of the vaginal mucosa,
  • allergies - skin rashes, swelling, urticaria,
  • dyspepsia - abdominal discomfort, nausea,
  • neurological disorders - dizziness.

If there are any side effects, the use of suppositories should be discontinued and seek qualified help.

Livarol: instructions for use

Before starting treatment with Livarol, it is recommended that you carefully study the instructions for this drug.

And take into account special instructions for use:

  1. during the treatment with a woman’s candles, her partner may have an allergic reaction after sexual intercourse in the form of reddening of the penis and burning sensation, therefore it’s better for the woman to abandon intimacy during treatment,
  2. for greater effectiveness of treatment, a woman’s sexual partner should also be treated for candidiasis,
  3. candles in no way affect the concentration of attention and the speed of psychomotor reactions.

The dosage and duration of the course of therapy is prescribed based on the nature of the disease and its severity.

Candles are used as follows:

  • In acute vaginal candidiasis - 1 suppository (400 mg of ketoconazole) is administered into the vagina at bedtime for 5 days daily.
  • In case of chronic candidiasis of the vagina and in a relapsing stage, 1 suppository should be administered into the vagina at night before bedtime for 10 days.

Candles are inserted in the supine position with the pointed end forward deeper into the vagina. After the candle is introduced, it is recommended to lie down for at least an hour and a half hours.

The candle must be used immediately after extraction from the cell. Do not hold it for a long time in your hands, bend and break it. If it fell to the floor, it is no longer recommended to use it, so as not to bring into the vagina any other bacteria that managed to get on the candle. Also, do not use candles from damaged packaging and expired.

Candles Livarol, instructions for use (Method and dosage)

As indicated by the instructions for use of Livarol, suppositories must be administered intravaginally. For this, suppositories are previously freed from contour packaging. These tablets are administered in a supine position, as deep as possible. The average dosage of Livarol is 1 pc. per day for 3-5 days, which depends on the complexity of the disease.

The course of treatment of chronic candidiasis is 10 days. The use of suppositories during pregnancy is possible only as prescribed by the gynecologist.


For prophylactic purposes of vaginal candidiasis - after the end of menstruation, administer 1 suppository at night before bedtime for 5 days. If necessary, the course of therapy can be repeated every month.

So, if in a package:

  1. 5 candles, then on average they will cost 443 rubles,
  2. 10 candles, then on average they will cost 632 rubles.

Livarol Application Reviews

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Livarol candles, of course, cannot be called cheap, but the fact that they are effective is a fact. I tried their effect on myself, when one day I began to itch severely and appeared curdled white discharge.

She turned to the treating gynecologist, and she noted candidiasis and prescribed drugs, one of which was Livarol. The treatment helped me, and the doctor advised me to use these candles as a prophylaxis.

I am very pleased with them.


The Russian drug Livarol is very effective, although expensive. But when I acquired it following the doctor’s prescription, I never regretted it.

I have had fungal infections more than once, I drank fluconazole, and various other drugs, and douched with soda. But infections all came back and came back.

And these candles really helped me without causing any allergies or other side effects. I recommend it to everyone.

Features of the composition

The main active ingredient in suppositories from thrush Livarol is ketoconazole. The antimycotic effect of the drug is based on the violation of the elastic molecular structure of fungi and the creation of conditions that impede their development.

Ketoconazole, as an antifungal agent, has activity against fungi that feed on keratin, yeast fungi (in particular the Candida genus), dimorphic and higher fungi. In addition, it is active against staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria. Systemic absorption of the drug with vaginal administration is small. The basis of the suppository Livarol is polyethylene oxide (non-oil).

Livarol price where to buy

The price of Livarol candles from thrush for 5 pieces is from 390 rubles.

The price in Ukraine, in cities such as Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov, varies between 64-128 UAH.

The price in Belarus is 120,000-190000 rubles.

Some patients are interested in how much is an ointment or Livarol tablets? In Russian pharmacies, these forms of the drug are not presented, so it is impossible to indicate their cost.

Application features

Livarol for thrush is applied intravaginally. The duration of treatment is 3-5 days. 1 suppository is administered deep into the vagina before bedtime.

For Livarol suppositories, instructions for use with thrush are quite detailed.

For those who have not used vaginal suppositories before, it will not be difficult to do everything according to the recommendations contained in the annotation enclosed in a box with candles.

Suppositories are packaged in contour packaging. Each candle has “wings”, stretching which, you can easily remove it. The suppository has a torpedo shape.

In her hands, it begins to melt very quickly, so all manipulations must be carried out dynamically.

Experienced gynecologists before the introduction of suppositories recommend washing their hands in cold water, so you can extend the durability of the dosage form.

You can enter Livarol standing or lying down. Women more often prefer to do this in a horizontal position on their back with slightly tightened legs. The suppository should be administered as deep as possible into the vagina.

Since under the influence of body temperature this remedy for thrush begins to melt and wash the contents of the vagina, it is better to use a pad or cotton swaddle so as not to stain the laundry.

“Even if after 2-3 candles the woman feels significant relief, then it is not worth interrupting treatment, because the disease will not be treated and will become chronic.”

Drug benefits

Women who have successfully cured thrush with Livarol note these benefits:

  • A pronounced effect is achieved due to the fact that a high concentration of the active substance is created in the vagina.
  • Due to the fact that the drug is injected directly into the pathological focus, the therapeutic effect occurs quite quickly.
  • The absorption of ketoconazole with local application is negligible, so the patient can count on the minimum number of adverse reactions.
  • Suppositories Livarol is convenient to apply. No need to store them in the refrigerator.
  • Complete elimination of obsessive symptoms occurs within 3-5 days.

Vaginal suppositories can be used for treatment only by women, but to prevent relapse, it is also recommended that her sexual partner be treated with another dosage form.

Useful Tips

The following actions will help protect yourself from the re-development of thrush:

  • Predominantly wearing cotton linen, in order to allow the body to “breathe”.
  • In a warm, humid environment, the fungus develops dynamically, so you must avoid prolonged wearing of a wet swimsuit.
  • After hygiene of the external genitalia, use only your personal towel, since wet tissue can keep the infection.
  • In order not to bring bacteria from the anus into the vagina, you need to use movements from front to back during wiping.
  • Do not use products that irritate the skin around the vulva (bath oils, hygienic sprays and powders).
  • Sweets should be consumed only in moderation, because if they are abused, the pH of the vagina can change, which will contribute to the activation of the fungus of the genus Candida.
  • Try to include dairy products with lactobacilli daily in the diet.
  • Against the background of ongoing antibiotic therapy, antimycotic drugs and probiotics should be taken for prophylactic purposes.
  • During therapy, candidiasis vulvovaginitis should refrain from sexual intimacy.

In addition, after a cured thrush by Livarol, a woman must definitely take up the restoration of the vaginal microflora.

Another treatment approach

Many modern women often experience repeated manifestations of chronic vaginal candidiasis. The reason for this is the disturbed microflora in the vagina. If in the treatment of thrush always focus only on antimycotic drugs in the fight against saprophytic microflora, then to achieve a stable positive result will not work.

“A fungus of the genus Candida, when it is in small quantities, is necessary to maintain women's health. It regulates many metabolic processes in the mucous membranes of the vagina. Therefore, when the body tries to regain the lost balance after the complete destruction of the fungus, the infectious process returns. ”

After experiencing thrush, the body needs a complete recovery. The patient should pay attention to such aspects:

  • normalization of the natural flora of female genital organs,
  • restoration of the natural flora of the digestive tract,
  • increase in overall vitality and body defenses.

If you do this under the supervision of a qualified gynecologist and using an integrated approach, you can count on a full recovery after a primary illness experienced by thrush or another exacerbation of chronic pathology.

Microflora recovery without drugs

Against the background of the current thrush, the pH of the vagina changes greatly, and this contributes to the attachment of a secondary bacterial infection. Therefore, upon completion of the administration of Livarol in suppositories, a smear from the vagina should be passed without fail to check the current state of microflora.

If a pathogenic microorganism is detected, then additional antibacterial therapy is carried out, and after that they begin to directly restore the microflora of the female reproductive organs after candidal vaginitis.

During this period, it is important to adhere to the following recommendations:

  • pay particular attention to personal hygiene,
  • change underwear every day,
  • douching with serum or a solution with Lactobacterin,
  • try to enrich the diet with fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt, fermented baked milk, cottage cheese),
  • eat at least 0.6 kg of fresh fruits and vegetables every day, which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines,
  • give enough time to rest, get enough sleep (at least 7-8 hours a day),
  • spend more time outdoors, lead an active lifestyle.

If the preventive measures of thrush do not justify themselves, then in especially severe cases, the doctor selects pharmacological preparations for the restoration of microflora. The selection of therapeutic tactics depends on the results of the smear analysis.

Drug recovery

If vaginal dysbiosis is very pronounced, then probiotics and prebiotics can be prescribed to the patient.

Probiotics are bacteria of the normal microflora of the body, which are able to restore the natural microflora of organs (vagina, intestines), and also have a detrimental effect on pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms that are capable of causing diseases under certain conditions.

Prebiotics are substances that are not absorbed in the small intestine, but create favorable conditions and stimulate the growth of normal microflora of the large intestine. Probiotics do not always mean oral use. To eliminate vaginal dysbiosis after thrush, vaginal preparations are widely used:

The listed drugs will be effective if, along with thrush, a woman does not suffer from cervical erosion, since it is on the epithelial cover that a favorable environment for the dynamic reproduction of lactobacilli is formed. Very popular with gynecologists is the biological product Vaginorm C, which successfully restores vaginal dysbiosis.

If there is a serious violation of the epithelial cover, then first they are engaged in the restoration of the inner shell of the vagina, and then they are filled with bacterial cultures. Sometimes, such patients are prescribed suppositories with bifidumbacterin and lactobacterin. And also a biocomplex can be used - Normoflorin B or L, depending on the result of the analysis of the smear for microflora.

Therapy after antibiotics

Quite often, thrush occurs in women after antibiotic therapy. But in this matter should take into account such points:

  • antimycotic therapy in this case is not a priority,
  • if the thrush was not neglected, then it is necessary to make every effort to restore the microflora of the female genital organs,
  • without fail they are engaged in strengthening immunity (Arbidol, Galavit, Immodin).

Even in the process of taking antibiotics, you can protect yourself from the development of vaginal and intestinal dysbiosis by taking Bifiform, Yogurt in capsules, and Khilak drops. They contribute to the reproduction of beneficial microflora and are good preventive agents that prevent the growth of Candide.

If thrush appears after antibiotic treatment, then it must be eliminated under the supervision of a specialist and clearly following his recommendations. All the time you need to take tests. Therapy is started with probiotics, but if there is no improvement within 48 hours, then resort to the appointment of antifungal drugs in the form of suppositories like Livarol or vaginal tablets.

It is possible to treat thrush, choosing drugs for yourself, for a long time and painfully. But such therapy in most cases will be ineffective and dangerous, a transition to a chronic form is possible.

Livarol, with all its positive characteristics, does not help in all cases, therefore, the correct approach in self-medication is to seek medical attention from an experienced gynecologist as soon as possible.

Livarol from thrush: instructions for use, reviews, price

Many women are familiar with a disease such as thrush. According to experts, every second woman faced this ailment, and unfortunately the prevalence of the incidence is steadily increasing every year. Suppositories Livarol from thrush is an indispensable aid in the fight against candidiasis.

Many make a serious mistake when they decide to treat the disease on their own. Only a qualified specialist can conduct a differential analysis and make an accurate diagnosis. Do not do without the help of laboratory tests. Self-diagnosis can lead to the fact that you lose time and the disease will be much more difficult to treat. Chronic forms of candidiasis are fraught with the development of infertility.

For the treatment of thrush, the pharmaceutical industry offers a wide selection of medications of various dosage forms. Local drugs act directly on the inflammatory focus and are associated with lower risks of side effects.

Usually, primary thrush begins to be treated with local funds, and in case of inefficiency, they begin systemic treatment. Some doctors practice combining local and general use. Be that as it may, treatment should be carried out under close medical supervision. It is the specialist who prescribes the dosage, frequency of use and duration of the treatment process.

Suppositories livarol is a well-known antifungal agent that is widely used for both therapeutic and prophylactic purposes of vaginal candidiasis. With the introduction of a medication into the vagina, a triple effect occurs:

  • destruction of pathogens,
  • removal of clinical symptoms, in particular, itching, burning, swelling, cheesy discharge,
  • restoration of the natural microflora of the vagina.

Livarol from thrush is not only effective, but also a safe remedy. It absolutely does not affect the cells of the human body and is practically not absorbed into the circulatory system.

Before starting treatment, you should carefully study the instructions for use. It contains the most important information about the pharmacological action of the drug, indications, contraindications, side effects, as well as the method of application.

The principle of action of Livarola

The pronounced antimycotic properties of the drug became possible due to the presence of ketoconazole. After the suppository was inserted into the vagina, it begins to gradually melt, and the drug substance covers the mucous membrane of the vagina.

Ketoconazole adversely affects fungal infection even at the cellular level. As a result of a violation of the synthesis of ergosterol, the protective membrane of the cell is destroyed and the yeast-like fungus dies. As you know, ergosterol is a component of the cells of the human body, but ketoconazole acts selectively and destructively affects pathogens.

Livarol has two main actions:

  • fungistatic effect: the growth and reproduction of pathogenic microflora is suspended,
  • fungicidal effect: the complete destruction of pathogens of the infectious process.

Livarol application

The nature and severity of vaginal candidiasis affects the duration of the treatment process, the frequency of use and the choice of dosage:

  • acute candidiasis. Every day for five days, the vaginal suppository is administered once. It’s better to do this in the evening before going to bed, because active movements will cause the drug substance to stand out,
  • chronic candidiasis. One candle is administered once a day for ten days. In general, the drug can be used during critical days, but to enhance the therapeutic effect, it is better to wait for their end,
  • thrush prevention. After the end of menstruation, it is necessary to inject one candle within five days. After a month, treatment can be repeated.

Introduce a vaginal suppository must be deep and lying down. If it is not possible to introduce a candle before bedtime, then after administration it is necessary to lie down for at least one hour. Use a candle immediately after you take it out of the package. There is no need to hold her in her arms.

It should be understood that getting rid of thrush is possible thanks to complex measures that include the elimination of provoking factors (non-observance of the rules of intimate hygiene, stressful situations, dysbiosis), strengthening immunity and nutrition control.

Strengthen the body's defenses with multivitamins. It is also necessary to abandon sweets and yeast products. Treatment should be carried out by both sexual partners and for this period it is better to abandon intimacy.

Livarol during pregnancy

Suppositories Livarol from thrush are a safe means due to the fact that it is practically not absorbed into the blood. Clinical trials were conducted, during which scientists found that with a single use of the drug, the dosage of ketoconazole in the bloodstream of a woman is quite small and can not cause harm.

Given this information, as well as the fact that the duration of treatment is short, livarol refers to drugs that do not cause harm during pregnancy.

So, livrol from thrush is an effective and safe tool that is even used in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. A five-day course of treatment brings relief from the disease.

Nevertheless, the drug has its limitations and side effects, which is why livarol can not be used as self-medication. Go to the doctor when the first alarming symptoms appear, undergo an examination, adhere to all medical instructions, and you will forget about the thrush once and for all!

Suppositories Livarol with thrush: instructions for use

Thrush is a common infection that is caused by a fungus of the genus Candida. The second name of this ailment is candidiasis. The first signs of thrush are:

  1. Constant itching in the affected area.
  2. Burning sensation during urination.
  3. Pain during sexual intercourse.
  4. Thick vaginal discharge of white color.

If such symptoms are found, it is worth contacting a medical institution for help. Any self-medication can adversely affect health. If unpleasant symptoms occur, you should immediately consult a doctor.

If candidiasis is diagnosed, the doctor will prescribe the necessary treatment. In most cases, thrush should be treated comprehensively: systemic and topical preparations are prescribed. As candles, Livarol is often prescribed.

Note. Symptoms resembling manifestations of thrush can be caused by other diseases of the genital area. It is important to undergo a medical examination to establish a diagnosis.

How do Livarol suppositories work?

Suppositories Livarol have in their composition a substance called ketoconazole. A fungus of the genus Candida has a complex cellular structure. It consists of 6 layers.

Ketoconazole destroys every cell in the layer, during which the fungus becomes unviable. Under the influence of this substance, the synthesis of a new membrane is impossible. Under such conditions, the emergence of a new fungus is completely excluded.

An important feature of Livarol suppositories is that they have an antibacterial effect

Candles consist of a polyethylene oxide base. Under the influence of body temperature, the suppository gradually dissolves and envelops the walls of the vagina. This feature allows Ketoconazole to be evenly distributed.

If thrush symptoms are detected, you should consult a doctor for qualified help. One of the drugs that can cope with this ailment is Livarol. Proper use of it will forget about unpleasant symptoms.

After complete dissolution, the candle flows out of the vagina, contributing to the elimination of pathogenic flora. Livarol suppositories are dispensed without a prescription, but a doctor must be consulted before use


Candles are produced in packs of 5 or 10 pieces per pack. Externally, suppositories have a torpedo shape with a narrowed end. The candle is white in color, sometimes cream or grayish blotches are possible. One suppository accounts for 400 mg of the active substance - Ketoconazole. The shape of the candle provides a painless introduction into the vagina.

Possible side effects

During the use of candles, the following reactions may occur:

  1. Itching and burning in the vagina.
  2. Rash on the skin.

In either case, it is necessary to stop the use of suppositories and consult a doctor for the selection of analogues of the drug.

Livarol's effectiveness

Studies conducted by doctors regarding the effectiveness of the use of the drug showed that Livarol suppositories have a pronounced positive result in most of the tested patients.

Recovery was observed in 96% of patients. In this case, the average course of treatment was 5 days.

In the case of the chronic form of candidiasis, nine out of ten patients completely got rid of thrush after using the drug for 10 days.

If thrush symptoms are detected, you should consult a doctor for qualified help. One of the drugs that can cope with this ailment is Livarol. Proper use of it will forget about unpleasant symptoms.

Livarol candles: instructions for use with thrush

Thrush is an insidious and common disease. It is characterized by extremely unpleasant symptoms, it can provoke health complications. The causative agents are yeast fungi of the genus Candida, hence the other name for the disease - candidiasis.

An effective and popular remedy for thrush is Livarol suppository - an antimycotic for local use. Detailed instructions for use with thrush below.

Pluses of the drug: the most localized mechanism of action with minimal overall effect on the body.

Ketoconazole is not absorbed into the blood, it acts locally on the lipid membranes of fungi (dermatophytes, molds and yeasts), destroying them and preventing further reproduction of pathogenic flora.

The drug is characterized by a wide spectrum of action, before use it does not need to be analyzed for the sensitivity of microorganisms to its active substance. In addition, Livarol eliminates staphylococcal and streptococcal infections in the vagina.

Composition and action of candles Livarol from thrush

The active ingredient is ketoconazole (400 mg).

Livarol is used in acute and chronic form, as well as for the prevention of vaginal candidiasis. Assign as part of complex therapy, most often if the diagnosis of candidiasis is made for the first time.

The fungicidal and fungistatic properties of the drug lead to the death of fungi.

It is prescribed for acute, chronic recurrent thrush and for prevention (for example, in the treatment of antibiotics that upset the balance of invaginal microflora).

Instructions for use with thrush

Livarol should not be used during menstruation.

Before manipulation, you need to wash your hands with soap, release the suppository from the packaging. In a horizontal position (lying on your back), deeply insert a candle into the vagina, do not change the pose for at least 20 minutes, during which the active substance disperses along the surface of the mucosa. If possible, it is best to carry out the procedure at night before bedtime.

  • In the acute period, 1 candle / day is prescribed for a course of 3-5 days.
  • In the chronic form, the duration of therapy is doubled (the dosage is the same).
  • For preventive purposes, Livarol suppositories are used for 3-4 days in the same dosage.

Attention: frequent or prolonged use leads to drug resistance in the pathogen.

Features of use during pregnancy

Livarol suppositories are contraindicated in the first trimester, and at a later date, the drug is prescribed with extreme caution - when the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the mother and fetus. Dosage: 1 suppository / day for 3-5 days.