Monistat Side Effects
Generic name: miconazole topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 3, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about miconazole topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Monistat.
Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture.
Serious side effects of Monistat
Along with its needed effects, miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Monistat) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical:
- 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]
Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.[Ref]
Frequently asked questions
- Why does Monistat burn/itch so bad?
- Can you have sex while using Monistat?
- Can I use Monistat while pregnant?
- Monistat-1, white discharge and burning 3 days after use. Is this normal?
- I got Monistat 7 for a yeast infection and after 2 days my symptoms are gone except for an itch.
- How do you clean Monistat out of its reusable applicator?
- Can antibiotics cause yeast infections?
- Can I put a tampon in to hold Monistat 7 inside me and is it safe to use with a tampon?
- Do you wash Monistat out in the morning?
- How long do you have to lay down for after using Monistat?
More about Monistat (miconazole topical)
- Check interactions
- Reviews (474)
- Latest FDA alerts (2)
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy
- Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives
Related treatment guides
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2. Baes H "Contact sensitivity to miconazole with ortho-chloro cross-sensitivity to other imidazoles." Contact Dermatitis 24 (1991): 89-93
3. Wade TR, Jones HE, Artis WA "Irritant and allergic reactions to topically applied Micatin cream." Contact Dermatitis 5 (1979): 168-70
4. Raulin C, Frosch PJ "Contact allergy to imidazole antimycotics." Contact Dermatitis 18 (1988): 76-80
5. "Product Information. Monistat (miconazole)." Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Raritan, NJ.
6. Tanenbaum L, Anderson C, Rosenberg MJ, Akers W "1% sulconazole cream v 2% miconazole cream in the treatment of tinea versicolor. A double-blind, multicenter study." Arch Dermatol 120 (1984): 216-9
7. "Miconazole--a new topical antifungal drug." Med Lett Drugs Ther 16 (1974): 97-8
8. Fernandez L, Maquiera E, Rodriguez F, Picans I, Duque S "Systemic contact dermatitis from miconazole." Contact Dermatitis 34 (1996): 217
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.