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Generic Name: miconazole vaginal (my CAW nah zole)
Brand Names: M-Zole Dual Pack, Micon 7, Monistat 3, Monistat 5, Monistat 7

What is miconazole vaginal?

Miconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.

Miconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.

Miconazole vaginal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about miconazole vaginal?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. The symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using miconazole vaginal?

If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication.

Do not use miconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

Before using miconazole vaginal, talk to your doctor if you have

  • a fever,

  • abdominal pain,

  • foul-smelling discharge,

  • diabetes, or

  • HIV or AIDS.

You may not be able to use miconazole vaginal, or you may require special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use miconazole vaginal?

Use miconazole vaginal exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using the medication.

Insert the tablet, suppository, or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed.

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. The symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Use this medication continuously, even during your menstrual period.

You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.

Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Store miconazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of miconazole vaginal is unlikely. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that miconazole vaginal has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.

What should I avoid while using miconazole vaginal?

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

Miconazole may damage a condom or diaphragm. Use another form of birth control while using miconazole vaginal.

Miconazole vaginal side effects

Stop using miconazole vaginal and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. These include burning, itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect miconazole vaginal?

Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin). Special monitoring or a dosage adjustment may be necessary.

Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as miconazole vaginal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with miconazole vaginal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about miconazole vaginal written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Miconazole vaginal is available with a prescription and over the counter under the brand name Monistat. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • Monistat 3--200 mg vaginal suppositories

  • Monistat 7--100 mg vaginal suppositories

  • Monistat 7--2% vaginal cream

  • Monistat Dual-Pak--200 mg vaginal suppositories and 2% topical cream

  • Monistat 7 Combination Pack--100 mg vaginal suppositories and 2% topical cream

  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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