Monistat Side Effects
Generic Name: miconazole topical
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of miconazole topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Monistat.
Not all side effects for Monistat may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture
Other dosage forms:
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Monistat). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
- 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 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.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have rarely included headache.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.[Ref]
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