Review: Fluomizin (dequalinium chloride)

Fluomizin is a vaginal treatment for any kind of infection, containing dequalinium chloride. The packet contains six tablets of 10mg dequalinium chloride for vaginal use only. 

Dequalinium chloride is an effective vaginal antimicrobial – learn about using dequalinium chloride for vaginal infections. Fluomizin is owned and marketed by a pharmaceutical company called Kora Healthcare, based in Ireland.

How to use Fluomizin vaginally

  1. Insert one tablet each night before bed for six days, unless otherwise directed. If you have a persistent infection, 12 nights may be better.
  2. Use a clean finger to insert tablet as far into your vagina as you can.
  3. Do the full treatment even if your symptoms go away in the middle.
  4. If you have a dry vagina, the tablets may not disintegrate properly, and may come out whole – this means your treatment has not worked, so you can moisten the tablet with some water before insertion to make up for dryness.
  5. Expect to the tablet to eventually come out of your vagina into your underwear – wear a panty liner if you want to. It does not stain.
  6. Do not use Fluomizin with douches, spermicides or other vaginal products.
  7. Avoid unprotected sex when using Fluomizin. Latex condoms are safe to use with the product, but non-latex condoms and diaphragms may have reduced efficacy, so wait at least 12 hours after application.
  8. If you miss a dose, don’t double dose – just keep going. If you miss more than one treatment, you may need to order some more product and start again.
  9. If the Fluomizin is not breaking up properly in your vagina due to dryness, dip it in water before you insert it. It needs a bit of moisture.

Fluomizin safety during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding

  1. Avoid Fluomizin within 12 hours before giving birth to minimise exposure to a newborn.
  2. Don’t use Fluomizin during heavy menstrual bleeding.
  3. Fluomizin is believed to be safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Who should not use Fluomizin

  • Anyone with cervical or vaginal ulcers
  • Anyone sensitive or allergic to dequalinium chloride
  • Prepubescent girls
  • Anyone advised not to by their practitioner

Possible side-effects of Fluomizin

  • Mild, short-lived itching, burning or discharge
  • May be worse at the start of treatment
  • Keep going with treatment but check with your healthcare practitioner for advice on usual symptoms
  • Very rare – bleeding, headache, nausea

Ingredients of Fluomizin

  • 10mg dequalinium chloride
  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Cellulose
  • Microcrystalline
  • Magnesium stearate

Ordering Fluomizin

Purchase Fluomizin from My Vagina unless you live in Europe, the United Kingdom or Asia – check your local physical or online pharmacy.

A Canadian company, Duchesnay, has bought the rights to sell Fluomizin locally in North America, submitted in late 2016.

References​1​

  1. 1.
    Mendling W, Weissenbacher ER, Gerber S, Prasauskas V, Grob P. Use of locally delivered dequalinium chloride in the treatment of vaginal infections: a review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. Published online October 27, 2015:469-484. doi:10.1007/s00404-015-3914-8


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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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