Miconazole Vaginal

Reviewed on 7/27/2022

What Is Miconazole Vaginal and How Does It Work?

Miconazole Vaginal is a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication used to treat the symptoms of yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis).

  • Miconazole Vaginal is available under the following different brand names: Monistat-1 Combination Pack, Monistat-3 Combination Pack, Monistat-7 Combination Pack, Monistat-7 Vaginal Cream, Monistat-7 Vaginal Suppositories, Vagistat-3 Combination Pack, Femizol M

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Vaginal?

Common side effects of Miconazole Vaginal include:

Serious side effects of Miconazole Vaginal include:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing, and
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat

Rare side effects of Miconazole Vaginal include:

  • none

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors;
  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in the chest; shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out.

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur because of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What Are Dosages of Miconazole Vaginal?

Adult and pediatric dosage

Vaginal cream

  • 2%
  • 4%

Vaginal suppository

  • 100 mg
  • 200 mg
  • 1200 mg

Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Adult dosage

  • Vaginal 2% Cream: 1 applicatorful every night x 7 days
  • Vaginal 4% Cream: 1 applicatorful every night x 3 days
  • 100 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository every night x 7 days
  • 200 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository every night x 3 days
  • 1,200 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository once

Pediatric dosage

  • Aged below 12 years
    • Safety and efficacy not established
  • Aged above 12 years
    • Vaginal 2% Cream: 1 applicatorful every night x 7 days
    • Vaginal 4% Cream: 1 applicatorful every night x 3 days
    • 100 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository every night x 7 days
    • 200 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository every night x 3 days
    • 1,200 mg vaginal suppository: Insert 1 suppository once

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows: 

  • See “Dosages”

What Other Drugs Interact with Miconazole Vaginal?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all your products. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Miconazole Vaginal?

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy: 1st trimester
  • Known hypersensitivity to the drug

Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Vaginal?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Vaginal?”

Cautions

  • Hypersensitivity to other azoles
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • If complete relief is not achieved, the patient should ask a doctor before using another product

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks during pregnancy
  • Lactation
    • unknown

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/monistat-1-monistat-3-combination-pack-miconazole-vaginal-342593#6

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