Dequalinium Chloride


Dequalinium chloride, the active ingredient of this tablet, belongs to the family of anti-infective and antiseptic drugs. Dequalinium chloride is active against the bacteria which cause bacterial vaginosis.

Dequalinium chloride is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. It is inserted into the vagina for the treatment of the site of infection.


Adult: The recommended dose is 1 vaginal tablet daily for 6 days.

Children and adolescents
: There is insufficient experience of the use of Dequalinium chloride in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Women above 55 years and elderly
: There is insufficient experience of the use of Dequalinium chloride in women above 55 years.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation:  Based on previous experience and since this vaginal tablet acts locally, no harmful effects on pregnancy and/or the unborn and breast fed infant are expected. This vaginal tablet should only be used during pregnancy and during breast-feeding if medically needed.


Use every evening before bed.

Wash your hands before opening the blister pack.

Lie down in a reclining position with the legs slightly bent. Insert one vaginal tablet deeply into the vagina.

You should stop the treatment during the heavy bleeding period of your menstruation and resume afterwards.

Do not stop treatment early, even if you no longer have any discomfort (e.g. itching, discharge, smell). A treatment of less than 6 days may result in your symptoms returning.

Dequalinium contains ingredients which do not dissolve completely, and the remains of the tablet are occasionally found in the underwear. This won’t affect the effectiveness of the treatment. The tablet will not stain your underwear but for your own comfort you can use a sanitary towel or panty liner.

If your vagina is dry, the vaginal tablet might not dissolve and be discharged as an intact tablet. As a consequence, the treatment is not optimal. In this case the vaginal tablet can be moistened with a drop of water before insertion.

If you have the impression that the effect of Dequalinium chloride is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.


Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients present in medication.

Ulceration of the vaginal epithelium and the vaginal portion of the cervix.

Those who have not yet had their first menstruation, and thus did not reach sexual maturity must not use This tablet.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of the side effects are mild and short lived. Sometimes the symptoms of vaginal infections (such as- Vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or vaginal burning, Vaginal yeast infection, thrush.) can get worse at the beginning of the
treatment, before they start to get better. The treatment should be continued with the treatment, but if the complaints persist, please take advice from doctors.

Some other side effects are-
  • Vaginal bleeding, vaginal pain
  • Inflammation of vagina
  • Headache
  • Nausea

Precautions & Warnings

Intravaginal use of soaps, spermicides and vaginal douches (vaginal washes) is not recommended during treatment with this vaginal tablet. Treatment should be stopped during the heavy bleeding period of menstruation and resume afterwards.

As with all vaginal infections, unprotected sexual intercourse during treatment with this vaginal tablet is prohibited.

To minimise exposure of the newborn to dequalinium chloride, vaginal tablets should not be used within 12 hours before birth.

Overdose Effects

Using a higher daily dose or increasing the recommended duration might increase the risk of vaginal ulcerations. If you have accidentally used too many vaginal tablets, tell your doctor. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. A treatment of less than 6 days may result in a relapse. Therefore, do not stop treatment early, even when you have no discomfort (e.g. itching, discharge, smell) anymore.

Therapeutic Class

Other antibacterial preparation

Storage Conditions

Store below 30°C and dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.