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Miconazole 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

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Nov 19, 2018 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Miconazole 3?

Miconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.

Miconazole 3 is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.

Miconazole 3 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication.

Before taking this medicine

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 Miconazole 3 if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

To make sure Miconazole 3 is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

Do not use Miconazole 3 without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Miconazole 3?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take this medicine by mouth. It is for use only in your vagina.

Wash your hands before and after using Miconazole 3.

Insert the tablet, suppository, or cream into the vagina using the applicator as directed.

You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time, even during your menstrual period. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to Miconazole 3.

If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.

If this medication gets in your eyes, rinse with water.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Miconazole 3 is unlikely. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that Miconazole 3 has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.

What should I avoid while using miconazole vaginal?

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

Miconazole may damage a condom or diaphragm. Use another form of birth control while using Miconazole 3.

Miconazole 3 side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or itching;

  • skin irritation around the vagina; or

  • urinating more than usual.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Miconazole 3?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on vaginally applied miconazole. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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