Yeast Infection Treatment

Feel Better Faster with MONISTAT®

MONISTAT® may be a better choice than Diflucan® (fluconazole), the leading prescription pill, because:

  • MONISTAT® relieves yeast infection symptoms 4 times faster
  • MONISTAT® cures more of the most common types of yeast infections1,2
  • MONISTAT® starts working right at the site of infection
  • Your health insurance company may now require that you use over-the-counter miconazole/MONISTAT® before a prescription pill

The Rx pill may not be right for you

Fluconazole has safety risks for some women:

  • Are you pregnant or trying to become pregnant? A 2016 study reported that even 1 fluconazole pill may increase miscarriage risk significantly.3 The FDA recommends discussing treatment options other than fluconazole with a healthcare professional4
    MONISTAT® 7 meets CDC Treatment Guidelines for pregnant women5*
  • Do you have diabetes? For women who take certain diabetes medicines (sulfonylureas), fluconazole may increase the risk of serious hypoglycemic episodes.6,7 Also, women with diabetes are more likely to have yeast infection types that fluconazole does not treat8,9
    MONISTAT® 7 is appropriate for many women with diabetesIf you are diabetic, consult your healthcare professional before using any yeast infection drug.

MONISTAT® is available in 3 strengths, giving you the choice of a 1, 3, or 7-day treatment. Get a money-saving coupon.

*For vaginal yeast infections in pregnant women, 2015 CDC Treatment Guidelines recommend use of a 7-day topical azole therapy. If you are pregnant, consult your healthcare professional before using any yeast infection drug.

Diflucan is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc.

  1. Highest Dose

    This selection of single-dose products (1200 mg of miconazole nitrate) may be the perfect solution for busy women with active lifestyles. Use as directed. 

  2. Regular Strength

    MONISTAT® 3 is a great treatment option for women who want a less concentrated treatment (200 mg of miconazole nitrate per dose) that provides consistent treatment and relief at moderate dosage levels. Use as directed.

  3. Low Dose

    The MONISTAT® 7 suite of products is a low dose formula (100 mg of miconazole nitrate per dose), with smaller doses of the active ingredient evenly distributed throughout the week at bedtime. MONISTAT® 7 meets CDC Treatment Guidelines for pregnant women and is appropriate for women with diabetes. (Consult a healthcare professional before use.) Use as directed.

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