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Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream is a medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections (candidiasis). It relieves vaginal itching, burning and white discharge caused by this condition.
Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream contains Miconazole Nitrate cream and is available in a pack of 7 disposable applicators for a 7-day treatment. It is a low-dose yeast infection treatment with smaller amounts of the active ingredient evenly distributed over a week.
Use and Dosage
Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream is for vaginal use only. Wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact of this product with your eyes. If it gets into your eyes, wash them right away with plenty of water. Call your doctor if eye irritation lasts.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use the medication usually once daily at bedtime for 1 to 7 nights depending on the product used, or as directed by your doctor.
When using the Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream, follow the package instructions on how to fill/use the applicator with the cream. Lie on your back with your knees toward your chest. Insert one applicator filled with cream into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Slowly press the plunger of the applicator in to apply the cream. Make sure to insert the correct cream for use inside the vagina, not the skin cream for use on the outer genital area (vulva). If you have itching/burning around the outside of the vagina (vulva), apply the skin cream to that area usually twice a day for no more than 7 days. If you are using a product with only vaginal cream, you may apply a small amount of the vaginal cream to the area. Continue to use this medication every day for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days or if your menstrual period starts. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the yeast infection to return.
Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream. Unscented sanitary napkins may be used for your menstrual period or to protect your clothing from leakage of the medication.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 3 days or lasts more than 7 days. Tell your doctor if your infection returns within 2 months. You may need a different or additional medication to treat your condition.
Common Side Effects of Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx):
- Frequent urination
- Mild burning or itching
- Skin irritation around the vagina
Serious Side Effects of Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx):
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors
- Serious eye symptoms such as: sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as: fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in the chest; shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out
Forms and Strength
Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream: Prefilled Cream Applicators
- Do not use it if you have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor before.
- Speak to a healthcare professional before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If symptoms do not improve after using the cream for 7 days, consult a healthcare professional.
- Inform your healthcare professional of any other medications you are taking, as there may be potential interactions between Monistat 7 and other medications.
- Inform your healthcare professional if you experience any allergic reactions like hives, rash, itching, or swelling while using the cream.
- The medication may weaken latex condoms and diaphragms, thus reducing their effectiveness. Therefore, it is recommended to abstain from sexual activity or use alternative forms of contraception while using Monistat 7.
- Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or any other vaginal product while using Monistat 7 unless directed by a healthcare professional.
- Keep the cream away from your eyes, nose, and mouth and avoid swallowing.
- Do not use Monistat 7 for external (vulvar) itching or irritation.
- The cream may damage latex or rubber used in sex toys, diaphragms, cervical caps, and condoms, and hence it is recommended to avoid sexual activity or use alternative forms of contraception while using Monistat 7.
- The cream should be stored at room temperature away from light and moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Monistat 7 to work?
Monistat 7 is a 7-day treatment, and most people start to notice relief from symptoms within the first few days of use. However, complete the full course of treatment to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated.
Can Monistat 7 be used during pregnancy?
Monistat 7 can be used during pregnancy but consult with a healthcare professional first before using any medication.
Can Monistat 7 be used on the vulva?
Monistat 7 is designed to be used inside the vagina and not on the vulva. It should not be applied externally on the genital area.
Is Monistat 7 available over the counter?
Yes, Monistat 7 is available over the counter in most drugstores without a prescription.
It's important to purchase Monistat 7 Vaginal Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.