Monistat is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. The active ingredient of Miconazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with this condition. This medication is azoles antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of fungus that causes the infection. The vaginal product comes in a vaginal cream or tablet. Some products also come with a skin cream to be applied to the area around the outside of the vagina. Ask your doctor before using this medication for self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. This medication only works for vaginal fungal infections. You may have a different type of infection and may need a different medication. If you have fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, stomach/abdominal pain, or a bad-smelling vaginal discharge, do not use this medication.

How to Use Monistat Cream

The usage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Monistat usually once daily at bedtime for 1 to 7 nights depending on the product used, or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the single dose tablet, it may be used during the daytime or at bedtime. If using the vaginal cream, follow the package instructions on how to fill/use the applicator with the cream. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert one applicator filled with cream into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the cream. Make sure to insert the correct cream for use inside the vagina, not the skin cream for use on the outer genital area (vulva).If using the vaginal tablet, you may use either the applicator or your finger to insert the tablet. Unpack the tablet before use. Follow the package instructions on how to fill the applicator with the vaginal tablet. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert the tablet or the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator to release the tablet.

Cautions before use Monistat Cream

The cautions, which are needed to follow before using this medication, are as follows:

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azoles antifungal agents such as terconazole, fluconazole or if you have any other allergies.
  • People with a history of immune system problems should avoid this medication.
  • Diabetic patients should be aware before using Monistat.
  • Pregnant women should not use this medicine.

Monistat Cream Side effects

The side effects, which can rise due to the use of this medication, are as follows:

  • Trouble in breathing
  • Swelling of Face , mouth and throat
  • Allergic rash
  • Extreme dizziness
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Irritation and Burning sensation in the affected area
  • Headaches

Monistat Cream Reactions and Overdose

Medicines that may interact with this drug include warfarin. Some products that may increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections include antibiotics, corticosteroids such as prednisone and drugs that suppress the immune system such as cyclosporine, methotrexate . So it is better to talk to the doctor before using this medicine in any cases.

Dangerous overdose affects may rise if swallowed, if this happens the patient must seek medical care.


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