Monistat 1 is a drug that is used to treat fungal infections and is classified as an antifungal.
Monistat 1 vaginal (meant to be used in the vagina) is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of vaginal Candida (yeast) infections.
Monistat 1 vaginal cream is also used for various purposes, some of which are not included in this prescription reference.
Miconazole alleviates symptoms associated with this illness, including burning and irritation in the vaginal area, as well as discharge. Antifungal azole medicine is what this medication is. It is effective because it inhibits the growth of the yeast (fungus) that is responsible for the infection.
If this is your first experience with a vaginal infection, you should consult your physician before treating yourself with this drug. This treatment is exclusively effective for fungal infections of the vaginal tract. It’s possible that you have a different kind of infection (like bacterial vaginosis), in which case you’ll require a different treatment for it. Do not use this medication if you have a fever, chills, symptoms similar to the flu, stomach or abdominal pain, or a vaginal discharge that has an unpleasant odor. Get in touch with your physician as soon as possible because these symptoms could indicate a more severe infection.
What is Monistat-1 used for?
You can use Monistat-1 to treat Vaginal Candidiasis infection.
How to use Monistat-1 Kit?
Before administering Monistat-1 to yourself for self-treatment, be sure you have read and understood all of the guidelines found on the product packaging. If you have any questions, visit your pharmacist. If your physician has prescribed you this medication, it is imperative that you take it exactly as prescribed.
Learn more about your condition by reading the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Only use this product inside of your vaginal canal. Always wash your hands before using something and after using it. It is important to keep this product away from your eyes. In the event that it goes into your eyes, immediately flush them out with a lot of water. In the event that your eyes continue to itch, you should consult a physician.
Your current health status and how you respond to treatment will determine the appropriate dosage for you. Take the prescription as advised by your doctor or normally just once a day before going to bed for anywhere from one to seven nights depending on the product that you are using. It is up to you whether you take the single-dose tablet during the day or before going to bed. You can take it either way.
If you are going to use the vaginal cream, make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging regarding how to fill and use the applicator with the cream. Place yourself on your back and bring both knees up to your chest. Place one sterile applicator that has been packed with cream into the vaginal opening and push it as far as it will go comfortably. When applying the cream, the plunger of the applicator should be pressed in slowly. Be sure to insert the skin cream that is intended for use on the outer genital area and not the vaginal cream that is intended for use inside the vagina (vulva).
If you are utilizing the vaginal tablet, you have the option of inserting the tablet using either the applicator or your finger. Remove the foil off the tablet before using it. To properly load the applicator with the vaginal pill, it is important to follow the directions provided on the packaging. Place yourself on your back and bring both knees up to your chest. Place the tablet or the applicator as far as it can comfortably go inside the vaginal opening. To remove the tablet from the applicator, press the plunger in a measured fashion.
If you feel itching or burning on the exterior of the vagina (vulva), apply the skin cream to that area for at most seven days, often twice per day. This treatment should not be used for longer than seven days. You may choose to apply a tiny amount of the vaginal cream to the area if the only component of the product that you are using is the vaginal cream.
Even if your symptoms go away after a few days or if you already had your period, you should keep taking this medication as directed for the whole amount of time that the doctor has advised. It is possible that the yeast infection will reappear if the medicine is discontinued too soon.
While you are on this medication, you should avoid using tampons, douches, spermicides, and any other vaginal items. You can use unscented sanitary napkins during your monthly cycle, or you can use them to protect your clothing from medication leaking by using them as a medication pad.
If your condition does not improve after three days or if it lasts for more than seven days, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician. Notify your primary care physician if your infection reappears during the next two months. It’s possible that the disease you’re trying to address requires a different or additional drug.
What happens if I miss a dose?
As soon as you realize you missed a dose, it should be administered as normal. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, you should omit the dose that you missed and only apply the dose that is due to be given at the next regular interval. It is not recommended that you take a duplicate dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of miconazole vaginal is uncommon. If you have reason to believe that a substantially greater dose than usual was administered or that miconazole vaginal was swallowed, you should get in touch with an emergency room or a poison control center as soon as possible.
How Long Does It Take For Monistat 1 To Dissolve?
Tablets and ovules for vaginal use are made to dissolve when placed in the vagina, where they then release their drug, which primarily has a localized effect. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes for the majority of Monistat 1 ovules to melt or dissolve, but the process might take as long as half an hour. If you are still having problems, you should get more information from either your doctor or your pharmacist.
How long does it take for Monistat-1 to work?
If you use Monistat 1 according to the instructions provided, you may see symptom alleviation within a few hours. If your symptoms do not improve within three days or if they continue for more than seven days, this may be a sign that you have a more serious problem than you initially thought.
What should I avoid while using Monistat-1?
Avoid wearing clothing made of synthetic materials with a close fit, such as nylon underwear or pantyhose, because these items restrict air circulation and should be avoided. Wear clothing that does not fit snugly and is made of natural fibers like cotton and other materials until your infection is completely cured.
During the time that you are using Monistat-1, you should not use a tampon, a vaginal douche, spermicide, or any other vaginal items. During the time of treatment, you should refrain from having any vaginal contact.
Monistat-1 side effects
If you notice any of the following signs of an allergic reaction, you should seek immediate medical attention: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck.
If you are experiencing new or worsening vaginal symptoms, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
The following are examples of common side effects:
- vaginal redness or swelling;
- mild stomach pain;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
- mild vaginal burning, itching or irritation after use.
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.
Can I take Monistat-1 if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not currently known whether or not vaginal tioconazole will be harmful to an unborn child. If you are pregnant, you should not take this medication unless specifically instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Monistat-1 vaginal is not known to transfer into breast milk, and it is unknown whether or not it could cause harm to a breastfeeding infant. If you are a breastfeeding mother, you should not take this medication unless specifically instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.