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Monistat 3

Generic Name: miconazole vaginal (my CAW nah zole)
Brand Name: Micon 7, Miconazole 3, Monistat 3, Monistat 7, Monistat-1 Day or Night, M-Zole 3, Vagistat-3
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Drug Information:
Miconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing. Monistat 3 is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections. Monistat 3 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication. If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication. You should not use Monistat 3 if you have ever had an allergic Reaction to it. Learn more

Monistat 3 Side Effects

Monistat 3 Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about miconazole topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Monistat 3.

For the Consumer

Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture

Along with its needed effects, miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Monistat 3) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical:

  • Blistering, burning, redness, skin rash, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to miconazole topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tincture, vaginal cream, vaginal cream with applicator, vaginal kit, vaginal suppository, vaginal tampon

Local

Local side effects have been reported frequently with topical miconazole therapy. When administered intravaginally or topically, itching, burning and rash have been reported. Contact dermatitis, confirmed by patch testing, has been reported.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included headache.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Monistat 3 (www.drugs.com/mtm/monistat-3.html).