Can yeast infection interfere with birth control?

Anyone with a yeast infection should abstain from sexual intercourse during treatment to prevent passing it to their partner. Also, some medications for yeast infections can weaken forms of birth control, including latex condoms and diaphragms.

Does antifungal cream affect birth control?

Antifungal ointments, creams, and powders that you apply to the skin do not interfere with oral contraception. “Antifungals such as fluconazole and itraconazole inhibit the enzyme that is partially responsible for the metabolism of birth control pills,” Dr. Torres says.

Does miconazole interact with birth control?

Birth control: Miconazole may reduce the effectiveness of latex condoms, diaphragms, and vaginal spermicides. The use of alternative forms of birth control while using this medication is recommended.

Can I use Monistat while having an IUD?

No interactions were found between Mirena and Monistat. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can you use yeast infection medicine while on your period?

Yes, MONISTAT® can be used during your menstrual period. In fact, many women get vaginal yeast infections just before their period because of hormone changes. Using MONISTAT® during your period will not affect how well the product works.

Why do I always get a yeast infection right before my period?

An overgrowth of fungus can cause a vaginal yeast infection. Hormonal fluctuations before the menstrual cycle can trigger changes in the bacteria in the vagina. These changes can lead to a yeast infection before a period.

How does Monistat 1 day ovule work?

This medication is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection. Ask your doctor before using this medication for self-treatment if this is your first vaginal infection. This medication only works for vaginal fungal infections.

Is Monistat Miconazole?

Miconazole (Monistat) is an antifungal. It kills the fungus causing a yeast infection by damaging its protective outer layer.

Does Monistat burn?

What side effects may occur with MONISTAT® antifungal products? A mild increase in vaginal burning, itching, irritation or headache may occur when the product is used.

How long do I have to lay down after taking MONISTAT 1?

I suggest just laying down for as long as you can stand it (about an hour) and then get up to pee. When you do, a great amount of the Monistat will leak out of the vagina. Clean yourself up, take a deep breath, and prepare to feel much, much better in about 15 minutes.

How long does MONISTAT stay inside?


This is normal. Monistat-1 is a single dose vaginal cream/tablet used to treat a vaginal yeast infection. The cream is designed to stay within the vagina to work without having to reapply every day for seven days.

Will MONISTAT hurt me if I don’t have yeast infection?

If you don’t really have a yeast infection, antifungals won’t help you get better. They can actually prolong the real problem, because while you’ll think you’re treating the issue, the real cause will continue to develop. There are several reasons you might have symptoms that are like a yeast infection.

Can I wash out Monistat 1?

This action will place the ointment as far back in the vagina as possible. Then remove both parts of the applicator from the vagina and throw away—do not flush. You should use this product right before bedtime and wear a pad or pantiliner.

Can you use Monistat 1 twice?

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.

Is Monistat 1 or 3 better?

Our highest dose MONISTAT® 1 has the most concentrated dose, with the full treatment necessary packed into a single powerful dose for maximum convenience. Regular strength MONISTAT® 3 and low dose MONISTAT® 7 offer treatment with less concentrated doses, but are just as effective at curing yeast infections.

Does Monistat work for BV?

Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter products like Monistat that will do the trick. (Monistat is a treatment for yeast infections—it won’t do anything to stop the itching and clear up your condition if what you really have is BV.)

What if I used Monistat 1 while pregnant?

Since topical and vaginal miconazole and clotrimazole are not well absorbed, they are unlikely to be a concern for the pregnancy. Most studies have shown that miconazole or clotrimazole at low doses (<400 mg/day) does not increase the chance of birth defects.

How long do you have to leave Monistat 3 in?

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 the vaginal cream, you may apply a small amount of the vaginal cream to the area.

How do I know if its a yeast infection or STD?

While yeast infections produce thick, white, cottage-cheese like discharge, Chlamydia can cause white, green or yellow discharge. Gonorrhea discharge is white or green. And neither discharge from Chlamydia or Gonorrhea are typically cottage-cheese like. This is an important difference.

What can be mistaken for a yeast infection?

Some STDs can cause irritation, itching, and discharge—symptoms that can be mistaken for a yeast infection. These include trichomoniasis, herpes, and genital warts. If you are unsure if you have a yeast infection or sexually transmitted illness, see your doctor or sexual health clinic.

How do I know if its a yeast infection or BV?

One easy way to distinguish between these two conditions is the smell or lack thereof. Discharge from BV has a distinctive fishy odor, while yeast infection discharge tends to be odorless. BV discharge is also fairly thin, while yeast infection discharge has a thick consistency often resembling cottage cheese.