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Miconazole topical User Reviews & Ratings

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Miconazole topical has an average rating of 3.1 out of 10 from a total of 4,206 reviews on Drugs.com. 15% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 70% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Miconazole topical

  • CAUTION
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 15, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’ve used Monistat before and I have never experienced anything worse regarding my vag. Monistat 3 specifically is what I just used and I cannot believe how awful this stuff feels. I put it in and thirty seconds later, I sat back on the toilet ready to throw ice cubes up there. This stuff is poison. Burns and itches like there was acid and peroxide in my bits. The feeling is persistent, but I haven't laughed this hard in a long time; reading these reviews while in this pain was way too relatable. If you're reading this, it's too late."

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  • Plski...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 18, 2021

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Sweet Jesus, this stuff must have been cooked up in the fires of the deepest pits of a volcano. If you’re here reading these reviews, then woe to you as it’s already too late. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here because there is nothing in Heaven or on Earth that is worse than Monistat. I don’t care if you take the 1, 3, 7, or 9,000-day dose; you will regret it. The box says “mild itching and burning”; well, DON’T BELIEVE IT! The men who created this seem to think the best way to deal with YIs is by shoving a blowtorch up there like they were fighting off the alien from The Thing. I say men because no woman anywhere would do us dirty like this. My husband thought I was being a baby about this, so I offered to light his pole on fire so he could see how it felt. Maybe you will be one of the rare lucky ones who claim to have a mild reaction, but if not, I promise you’ll pray for death before morning comes. Beware! Beware!!"

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  • TiredAF
  • October 8, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Haven't had a YI in years, in the past used Monistat 3, I think? The little ovule things, no issues, instant relief, ten gold stars. Well, this time I grabbed Monistat 1. I inserted the ovule, slapped on a panty liner, hit the hay. Woke up 2 hours later, cookie on FIRE! CRAZY BURNING, ITCHING, FREAKING OUT, so I went into the bathroom and tried to soothe myself with the external cream provided... HAH, WOW, NOPE! SO MUCH WORSE, just dabbed it off with toilet paper, changed the panty liner, and went back to bed to assume the fetal position and scour the internet for reviews or solutions, to see if I really messed up and need an ambulance or what, LOL. Gotta say, by the time I got through about 8 pages of awful/HILARIOUS reviews, the burning and itching are just about totally gone and I could fall back asleep now. There's a bit of heat left but nothing too crazy. So my takeaway - temporarily ALARMING!!! but seemingly worth it. Because if you're here, it's probably too late to tell you to buy something else, LOL."

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  • MFer
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 3, 2021

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "If you're here reading the comments because your cooter currently is flaming hot... rip to you. No, but seriously, this sucked. I thought I was going to cut my vagina off to get rid of this burning pain. I think since it seems like every single woman on this website is feeling this way about the product, that we should get together and sue the company."

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  • Dee
  • January 16, 2020

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "MY EXPERIENCE: I had gotten a yeast infection about 2 weeks ago and was recommended this product. At first, I was skeptical about purchasing this because I had read the reviews and the majority of them were about how it burns and makes the vagina feel like acid was thrown in it. When I first put in the cream, it was in the morning time, not the night time. So when I went to school 30 minutes after insertion, I was squirming wildly in my chair and pretzeling my legs to fight the urge. So, it’s best to use it at night. It burns because it’s eating away at the yeast infection and curing you. The second day wasn’t that bad, I experienced mild burning, but I knew it was working, so I stuck it out. On the third day, the burning and itching of my genitals were minimized. And as I was near the end, my symptoms were completely gone, but I still put in the cream the last day to make sure. Don’t let these other comments deter you from taking care of your sacred part."

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  • Deb
  • January 10, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Everyone up here is such a baby. It’s supposed to itch more because the medicine is literally forcing the yeast out of your vagina all at once. This product is amazing. I’m currently pregnant & Even before pregnancy Monistat was my go-to. It itches & burns but it literally goes away."

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  • Nikki
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 28, 2019

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’m pregnant and my doctor said the 7-day treatment is all they can recommend me taking for now. So I did exactly that. Before taking this, my itching was very minimal. It was hard to tell if it was even a yeast infection or minimal irritation, but it has been a couple of days so I decided to go with the treatment. Tonight was my first day of treatment, and I went to sleep right after application, and OMG, I woke up out of my sleep with HORRIBLE ITCHING and BURNING. I want to get better but this is literally 10x worse than my before symptoms. The only thing taking my mind off it is reading all the reviews, knowing I’m not the only one. This is insane."

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  • WhyGod...
  • June 15, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I bought the 3-day cream. Inserted it into my NoNo zone, felt soothing. As soon as I pulled up my underwear, I felt a burning sensation like no other. My Vag feels like I have a zillion papercut burns, that were then doused in a cocktail of lemon juice, acid, and alcohol while a trillion fire ants crawled out of my private parts. It feels like a ghost pepper was also crushed up to a fine powder and sprinkled on top of all the above-mentioned items. The itching and burning are so severe I feel like I'm going to vomit. Dear God, what have I done in my life to deserve this misery? I'm so delirious I can barely type. I will never again use this product!!! I'd rather live with a YI for the rest of my life instead of feeling this kind of pain ever again. Do not recommend!!!"

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  • Jay
  • February 16, 2020

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "First night experienced minor discomfort and slight burning feeling. Rating the burn from 1-10, it was a 1. Second night was about the same with no burning. But OMG, the internal itching inside on day 3 has me so uncomfortable I can’t stop squirming. Did this happen to anyone else?"

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  • Kay
  • October 4, 2018

Monistat 3 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Believe it or not, guys, the reason why the medicine is burning so bad depends on if your yeast infection is really bad or not. The worse the infection, the more it burns. Burning is a good thing; it means that the medicine is actually working. Yes, it’s a horrible experience but worth it in the end."

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  • 1st i...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 9, 2020

Monistat 3 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I feel as if I’m being burned alive from the inside out. Like holy crap. It definitely helps to lay down and watch Planet Earth or listen to some calming music. But oh man. My vajayjay is screaming for help. These reviews are so relatable that it’s funny. I hope everyone fights through it and feels back to normal ASAP."

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  • mimi
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 7, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Alright, ladies. YI are awful. However, GIVE MONISTAT A CHANCE. Please. I know it feels like fire ants are crawling inside of you and like battery acid was poured in at first, but that only means it’s working. It gets worse before it gets better! It is literally killing the infection which is why it hurts so much. Fight the pain! Use Vagisil right after, too, to combat the itch and burn. And for the love of God, DON’T SCRATCH whatever you do!! Only makes it that much worse."

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  • Jenny
  • July 28, 2020

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I am so itchy!! What did you guys do to stop it? I want to place both hands in there and just scratch! I feel like I'm going insane. It's also burning and I'm only on day one. If I move too much, the itching gets worse!! I hope this only means the medicine is working."

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  • Anonymous
  • January 12, 2020

Monistat 3 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "It is 1:19 am and I just hit hour two of having this stuff in my who-ha. And guess what I just did? WENT IN THE BATHTUB TO RINSE THIS STUFF OUT!! I have had surgeries and gotten tattoos and been kicked by a horse. But guess what is more painful and torturing than all of that combined? Monistat. I don’t know if this will help and I don’t think I will even attempt night 2 or 3. It says 'May cause slight itching and burning' when really it should say 'imagine fire ants crawling up your vajayjay and building a colony'."

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  • Alia...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 28, 2021

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I’m a Nurse Practitioner, please FDA look into this medication, something is seriously WRONG with this product all of a sudden!! It’s 4:00 AM in the morning and I have not had any sleep because my entire reproductive system feels like someone has put a torch to it. I will not be recommending this to my patients. I’m going to be a mess at work today with no sleep. Praying while I have ice packs on my vagina OUCHHHHHHH!!"

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  • Strs
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 3, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Like all other users, I should have read the reviews first. This is the worst burning/fire pain I have ever experienced. Literally sitting in a bath to try and help my little lady out. I don’t know who approved of this formula but it had to be a guy because no girl would think this was a good fix."

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  • Coote...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 22, 2021

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Y’all know that feeling of the runs exploding after eating Chipotle? Imagine this, but in your cooter. Lava, itchiness that compares to the pits of lava, and your lips swell like you had vaginal fillers. Their formula must have changed, but at this point, I’m down to file a suit if any other cooter sisters are with me?"

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  • Jano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 29, 2020

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "To the people leaving terrible reviews on Monistat - just scrolled by. Soooo many, so I figured I’d leave my two cents. This product does warn of it burning, and this is simply the effect of the ointment getting off the yeast fungus. Think about it, you have living bacteria and fungi within that’s being eradicated - you’re bound to feel something in an area with so many nerve endings. There’s definitely a stark difference between an allergic reaction and a side effect! Remember to read the caution label where it says if burning persists for too long to discontinue use and consult with a physician! Anyways! This product has never failed me and is my main go-to whenever I have a YI.. unfortunately I suffer from them semi-frequently."

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  • Dittydo
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 26, 2020

Monistat 3 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "0/5 stars. Do not recommend. I used the Monistat 3-Day ovules. I only completed 2 days. I'd rather have the yeast infection. I've never in my life felt uncomfortable like that. I didn't sleep night 1 at all. Night 2 at around 3 am, I took a Benadryl and got a few hours of sleep after sitting in a cold bath, considering sitting on a steel brush for relief. If anyone suggests I ever use Monistat again, I'm calling the cops on them."

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  • Mycoo...
  • July 31, 2019

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "In bed, felt optimistic that I was about to open a window to some relief. Little did I know, I was opening the floodgates of fire and brimstone. The burning was worse than the witches endured at the stake in Salem. All I could hear was screaming coming from my vaginal lips, hellfire rose from my vaginal canal, and demons danced around stabbing my insides with their horns. Satan himself shook his head with shame as he read the box of Monistat, and a tear fell off his face before I ran to the bathroom to throw up due to the pain. In the shower, I washed, hoping to put the fire out. No relief from the burning taking over my delicate lady parts. Smoke started to fill my room, and I fanned not only my privates but the smoke alarm as well. I fell into the fetal position as I heard Death approaching, shrill screams still pouring from my hoohah. However bad you think your infection is, it’s not as bad as Monistat will make it be. Wait until you can see a doctor and get a prescription."

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  • Rachael
  • February 15, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Really? I'm sick with this stupid YI and someone told me to use Monistat. I chose the one-day dose. Never used it before. WILL NEVER USE AGAIN! It set off every fire alarm in the house. Five minutes after using it, I was rushing back to the bathroom with my girl on FIRE! The candles in the bathroom were literally igniting from the heat. And the itching was so intense I wanted to take a Brillo Pad to it. The cream leaked out and made such a mess I had to put on a pad. Monistat suggests using at night so no one will know what horrible pain you're in. You won't get any sleep tonight, girls!"

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  • Anonymous
  • December 14, 2019

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "I saw all the reviews were people complained about the burning. They are right. However, for me, it lasted for about an hour. I crossed my legs and powered through, and now it feels so much better. Too early to tell if it cured my problem, but it was worth an hour of the burn. Tough it out, ladies; we give birth."

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  • Miccee
  • March 11, 2021

Monistat 7 (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "The pain from this first use is so bad, and the only reason I'm not stomping around screaming is because of all these horrible reviews. Why is there no giant warning on this product? It burns so bad. Just rub a habanero directly into your eyeball if you want to see if you can tolerate this pain before purchase. I'll say, after an hour, the burn is mostly just back to itch for me, though I am using an ice pack which is helping. This product would not exist if men could get vaginal yeast infections."

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  • Kiley
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • August 19, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "GIVE MONISTAT A CHANCE. It works for me every time. I use the Monistat 1 day, every time I get a yeast infection. All of the comments I'm reading are giving it bad reviews due to the increase in burning sensation. YI ARE WORSE THAN THE BURNING. The box says a slight increase in burning will occur. You just shoved medicine into your no-no parts. Your body rejects things it's not used to. That's normal. I'm also seeing it receive bad reviews due to the fact that it doesn't work immediately. Even the Monistat 1-Day says it could take up to a week for your symptoms to completely subside."

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  • Totir...
  • July 7, 2020

Monistat (miconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection "Ooohweeeeee, I have never in my life felt something that burns your flesh so bad. It burned so bad I stopped, dropped, and rolled my big self across the floor, and I had to turn my private part up to the fan. It felt like someone was holding a candle down there and the wax was falling onto me. As soon as I inserted it, a few minutes later my nose even began to sweat. My legs started shaking, my eyes got big, and I went extremely crazy. I jumped in the shower and tried to wash it out of me. It irritated my private area so bad I was purple, raw, and it felt like I had been sandpapered down there. That was the Monistat 7 days. Then a few months later, I got another yeast infection - I knew not to use the 7 days again so I got the 3 days and ooohweeeeee... it burnt so bad I had to get some ice cubes to apply to the area!"

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