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Monistat Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Monistat 3 and Monistat 7 are used for vaginal yeast infections. Monistat-Derm is used for skin infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, yeast infection on the skin, and tinea versicolor.

Monistat Dosage

  • If you are using monistat-7 vaginal cream, then the usual starting dose is 1 applicatorful inserted into the vagina at bedtime daily.

Uses of Monistat

  • It is used to treats the yeast infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Monistat

Before taken Monistat medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Monistat. Side effects may include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Cramping
  • Headaches
  • Irritation
  • Rash
  • Vulval

Warnings and precautions before taking Monistat:

  • If an irritation or allergic reaction develops while you are using Monistat, then you should notify your doctor.
  • If you are using Monistat 3 or Monistat 7 suppositories, then you should either avoid sexual intercourse or make sure your partner uses a condom.
  • If the infection fails to improve or worsens within 3 days, or you do not obtain complete relief within 7 days, or symptoms return within two months, then you may have something other than a yeast infection.

Drug Interaction :-

No interactions have been reported. But if you are taking Monistat with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Monistat with other drugs.


Overdose of Monistat has not been reported. But after taken Monistat if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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