Oravig treats fungal yeast infections of the mouth or the throat. Comes in a buccal tablet form which is applied between the cheek and gum.

Oravig Overview


Oravig is a prescription medication used to treat fungal yeast infections of the mouth or the throat. Oravig belongs to a group of drugs called azole antifungals which work by killing fungi by interfering with their cell membranes.

This medication comes in buccal tablet form which is a tablet that dissolves when held between the cheek and gum. Oravig is taken once daily and should be applied between the cheek and upper gum.

Common side effects of Oravig include diarrhea, change in taste, and headache.

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  • Aspergillosis
  • Candidiasis, Cutaneous
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  • Tinea Pedis

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Uses of Oravig

Oravig is a prescription antifungal medicine used in adults to treat fungal (yeast) infections of the mouth and the throat.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


Oravig Drug Class

Oravig is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Oravig

Oravig may cause serious side effects including:

Allergic reactions.Tell your doctor or get emergency medical help right away if you have any of the symptoms below:

  • skin rash or hives
  • swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat
  • trouble swallowing or breathing

The most common side effects of Oravig include:

  • diarrhea
  • change in taste
  • headache
  • upper stomach (abdominal) pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Oravig. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Oravig Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Oravig may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Oravig works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • a diabetes medicine
  • phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • an ergot medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an ergot medicine.
  • the blood thinner medicine warfarin sodium (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.


Oravig Precautions

Do not use Oravig if you:

  • are allergic to miconazole (M-Zole, Monistat, Vusion)
  • are allergic to milk protein concentrate
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Oravig

Oravig Food Interactions

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Oravig and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

Inform MD

Before taking Oravig, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.


Oravig and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Oravig will harm your unborn baby.

Oravig and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Oravig passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use Oravig.

Oravig Usage

How to use Oravig Tablet:

Before applying the tablet,

1.  Locate the area on the upper gum, just above either the left or the right incisor. The incisor tooth is the tooth just to the right or left of your two front teeth.

2.  Take one Oravig tablet out of the bottle. Oravig is round on one side and flat on the other side. The tablet is marked with an “L” on the flat side.

Applying the Oravig tablet,

3.  Place the flat side of the Oravig tablet on your dry fingertip. Gently push the rounded side of the tablet against your upper gum. Push the Oravig tablet up as high as it will go on your gum. The flat side will be facing the inside of your lip.

4.  Hold the Oravig tablet in place by applying a slight pressure with your finger on the outside of your upper lip for 30 seconds. This will make the tablet stick to your gum.

5.  Leave the tablet in place until it dissolves.

6.  Before applying your next dose, be sure to clear away any remaining Oravig tablet material.

Oravig Tablet:

  • Always use Oravig exactly as your doctor tells you. Oravig is usually applied in the morning after you brush your teeth.
  • Oravig is placed 1 time each day to your upper gum for 14 days.
  • You may eat and drink while using Oravig.
  • Do not crush, chew or swallow Oravig.
  • You should change where you place Oravig, between the left and right side of your upper gum with each use.
  • It is okay if Oravig sticks to your cheek, the inside of your lip or your gum. If Oravig does not stick or falls off of your gum within the first 6 hours, re-apply it. If it still does not stick, replace it with a new tablet.
  • If you swallow Oravig within the first 6 hours of placing, drink a glass of water and place a new Oravig to your gum.
  • If Oravig falls off or is swallowed after it was in place for 6 hours or more, do not apply a new Oravig. Just place your next dose at your regular time.
  • Check to see if Oravig is still in place after you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, eat, or drink.


Oravig Dosage

Take Oravig exactly as prescribed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended dosing schedule for Oravig is the application of one 50 mg buccal tablet to the upper gum region once daily for 14 consecutive days.


Oravig Overdose

If you take too much Oravig, call your local Poison Control Center or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store Oravig between 68 to 77 °F (20 to 25°C)
  • Keep Oravig dry
  • Keep Oravig and all medicine out of the reach of children