MONISTAT 3 offers combination pack options that provide both internal and external relief from symptoms in just three nightly doses.
This is a great option for women who want a less concentrated treatment (200 mg of miconazole nitrate) than MONISTAT 1 but don’t want to be bothered with taking a dose each day for a week with MONISTAT 7. MONISTAT 3 offers combination pack options that provide both internal and external relief from symptoms in just three nightly doses. While all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) yeast infection treatments take several days to achieve a full cure, MONISTAT is just as effective as the leading prescription treatment in curing a yeast infection and is the #1 doctor recommended OTC brand.
WHY SHOULD I USE MONISTAT 3 VAGINAL CREAM?
Monistat 3 Vaginal Cream contains 4% Miconazole Nitrate cream in prefilled applicators that cures most vaginal yeast infections. Do not use Monistat 3 Vaginal Cream if this is the first time you have vaginal discharge, itching, burning, and discomfort. See your doctor or health professional first to find out the cause of your symptoms. If a doctor has told you in the past that you had a yeast infection and you have the same symptoms now (such as vaginal discharge, itching, or burning), then Monistat 3 Vaginal Cream may work for you.
WHAT IS A VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION?
A vaginal yeast infection is a common condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast (Candida) that may normally live in the vagina. Your doctor may call this infection "monilia" or "candidiasis." Some women may have a yeast infection on the skin outside of the vagina (vulva) at the same time that they have a vaginal infection.
WHO CAN GET A VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION?
You can get a vaginal yeast infection at any age. It is most common during the childbearing years. Women who are pregnant or diabetic, taking antibiotics, birth control pills or steroids, or who have a weakened immune system are more likely to get repeated yeast infections that may not clear up easily with proper treatment.
Some medical conditions can weaken the body’s normal ability to fight infection. One of the most serious of these conditions is infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV - the virus that causes AIDS). The HIV virus causes the body to be more likely to get infections, including vaginal yeast infections that may not clear up easily with proper treatment. If you may have been ex- posed to HIV and get repeated vaginal yeast infections, you should see your doctor right away. For more information on HIV infection, please contact your doctor or the CDC National AIDS HOTLINE. The CDC phone number is: 1-800-232-4636 (English and Spanish), or 1-888-232-6348 (hearing impaired, TDD).
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION?
When you have a vaginal yeast infection, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
- vaginal itching
- vaginal discharge that may be thick, white, and lumpy like cottage cheese
- vaginal soreness, irritation, or burning
- rash or redness on the skin outside the vagina (vulva)
- burning on urination
- painful vaginal intercourse (sex)
WHAT ARE OTHER CAUSES OF A VAGINAL DISCHARGE?
It is normal to have a small amount of vaginal discharge at certain times of the month. This normal discharge may be clear or slightly white and does not cause itching, pain or a foul odor.
The most common cause of an abnormal vaginal discharge is an infection. These infections include bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomoniasis (Trich), gonorrhea (GC) and/or chlamydia. All of these may be transmitted sexually and are called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you have more questions about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) call the CDC STD Hotline at 1-800-227-8922.
WHY DO WOMEN GET REPEATED VAGINAL YEAST INFECTIONS?
Women may get repeated vaginal yeast infections that may not clear up easily with proper treatment. Listed below are some of the causes of repeated yeast infections:
- hormonal changes occurring a few days before the monthly period
- use of antibiotics
- use of some birth control pills
- diabetes ("sugar" or "high blood sugar")
- clothing – wearing tight layers or moist clothing in the genital area
- weakened immune system – some drugs (such as chemotherapy or steroids) and medical conditions can weaken the body’s normal ability to fight infection. One of the most serious of these conditions is infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV – the virus that causes AIDS). Infection with HIV causes the person to be more likely to get infections, including vaginal yeast infections.
If you get vaginal yeast infections often (such as once a month or 3 in 6 months), you should talk to a doctor.
CAN I USE MONISTAT 3 VAGINAL CREAM DURING MY MENSTRUAL PERIOD?
Yes, this product can be used during your menstrual period. In fact, many women get vaginal yeast infections just before their period because of hormonal changes. Using MONISTAT 3 Vaginal Cream during your period will not affect how well this product works. If you
have started treatment and your period occurs, you should complete the full course of treatment.
Do not use tampons while using this product, because tampons may remove some of the drug from the vagina. Use deodorant-free sanitary napkins or pads instead , and change them often.
CAN I USE OTHER VAGINAL PRODUCTS WITH MONISTAT 3 VAGINAL CREAM?
This drug should not be used with other vaginal products.
- Douches and tampons may remove some of the cream from the vagina.
- Spermicides may interfere with MONISTAT 3 Vaginal Cream.
- Condoms and diaphragms may be damaged by this product and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
- Before using this product read the enclosed consumer information leaflet for complete directions and information
- Adults and children 12 years of age and over:
vaginal insert: with the applicator, place the vaginal insert into the vagina. Throw applicator away after use.
external cream: squeeze a small amount of cream onto your fingertip. Apply the cream onto the itchy, irritated skin outside the vagina (vulva). Use 2 times daily for up to 7 days as needed.
- children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor.
Miconazole nitrate 200 mg (in each vaginal insert)
Miconazole nitrate 2% (external cream)
vaginal insert: gelatin, glycerin, hydrogenated vegetable oil base, titanium dioxide
external cream: benzoic acid, cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water, stearyl alcohol.
- do not use tampons, douches, spermicides or other vaginal products. Condoms and diaphragms maybe damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- do not have vaginal intercourse
- mild increase in vaginal burning, itching or irritation may occur
- if you do not get complete relief ask a doctor before using another product
STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR IF:
- symptoms do not get better in 3 days
- symptoms last more than 7 days
- you get a rash or hives, abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, committing, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
- do not use if printed sealed pouches containing vaginal inserts are torn, open or incompletely sealed
- do not use if seal over tube opening has been punctured
- do not purchase if carton is open
- store at 20º-25ºC (68º-77ºF)
TAMPER EVIDENT FEATURE
DO NOT USE IF PRINTED SEALED POUCH AND SEAL OVER TUBE ARE TORN, OPENED, PUNCTURED, OR INCOMPLETELY SEALED
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The Monistat Ovule stays in place, so it's less messy than cream treatments. Comes complete with three Ovule inserts and applicators. Combination Pack also comes with a separate tube of external itch relief cream for fast relief of itching and irritation.