Monistat Vaginal Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Contents (miconazole nitrate vaginal cream)

One tube of vaginal cream containing miconazole nitrate 2%. One plastic applicator.

Active Ingredient: Miconazole nitrate 2% (100 mg per dose).

Inactive Ingredients: Benzoic acid, BHA, mineral oil, peglicol 5 oleate, pegoxol 7 stearate, purified water.

What are the possible side effects of miconazole vaginal (Micon 7, Monistat 3, Monistat 5, Monistat 7, M-Zole Dual Pack)?

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...

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What are the precautions when taking miconazole nitrate vaginal cream (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

Before using miconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals (e.g., clotrimazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, immune system problems, 4 or more vaginal yeast infections per year.

Ask your doctor whether you can have sexual intercourse while using this product. Avoid using a diaphragm, cervical cap, or latex condoms for birth control while using this product and for 3 days after treatment is finished. Some ingredients in this cream may damage these products, possibly causing them to break. Use other forms of birth control such as polyurethane condoms.

This medication should be used only...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, stomach/abdominal pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada, you may call Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using miconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals (e.g., clotrimazole, fluconazole); or if you have any other allergies.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, immune system problems, 4 or more vaginal yeast infections per year.

Ask your doctor whether you can have sexual intercourse while using this product. Avoid using a diaphragm, cervical cap, or latex condoms for birth control while using this product and for 3 days after treatment is finished. Some ingredients in this cream may damage these products, possibly causing them to break. Use other forms of birth control such as polyurethane condoms.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Monistat Vaginal Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Micon 7, Monistat 3, Monistat 5, Monistat 7, M-Zole Dual Pack

Generic Name: miconazole vaginal (Pronunciation: my CAW nah zole)

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What is miconazole vaginal (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

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 are the possible side effects of miconazole vaginal (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about miconazole vaginal (Monistat Vaginal Cream)?

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.

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