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Monistat Vaginal Cream

Monistat Vaginal Cream Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using miconazole vaginal (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

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 (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

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.

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