Does Monistat (miconazole) cause side effects?

Monistat (miconazole) is an antifungal vaginal cream used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Other forms of miconazole are used to treat ringworm, athlete's foot, and severe fungal infections.

Common side effects of Monistat vaginal cream include

There are no known drug interactions with Monistat vaginal cream.

There is very limited information on the use of Monistat vaginal cream during pregnancy. A physician must weigh the potential benefits against possible but unknown risks to a fetus.

It is unknown if Monistat vaginal cream is secreted in breast milk in amounts that can affect the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What are the important side effects of Monistat (miconazole)?

Irritation, burning, rash and itching have been reported by patients using topical or vaginal miconazole.

Monistat (miconazole) side effects list for healthcare professionals

The following side effects have been reported with the use of miconazole nitrate vaginal cream: 

  • a temporary increase in burning, itching, and/or irritation when the cream is inserted.

Abdominal cramping, headaches, hives, and skin rash have also been reported. If any of these occur, stop using miconazole nitrate vaginal cream and consult your doctor.

What drugs interact with Monistat (miconazole)?

No information provided.

Summary

Monistat (miconazole) is an antifungal vaginal cream used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Other forms of miconazole are used to treat ringworm, athlete's foot, and severe fungal infections. There is very limited information on the use of Monistat vaginal cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Monistat vaginal cream is secreted in breast milk in amounts that can affect the infant.

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Medically Reviewed on 9/14/2020
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