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Monistat Side Effects

I’m often asked about Monistat side effects. If you haven’t used Monistat before I’ll give you a little introduction first.

Monistat 1, 3 and 7

Monistat comes in 3 strengths, you can get the 1 day, 3 day or 7 day formulas. Monistat is an over the counter cream that contains either Tioconazole or miconazole nitrate which are anti fungal drugs that are commonly used in over the counter vaginal yeast infection cures.

Monistat is usually the first choice a high percentage of women go for when they have a yeast infection. Most women don’t know about safe natural cures which is one of the reasons I created this blog.

Monistat side effects

The side effects associated with Monistat are…


  • Burning sensation
  • Rash
  • Cramping
  • Headaches
  • Irritation
  • Hives
  • Vulval or vaginal itching

If you happen to be using monistat or are going to use it, if you ever suffer from any of these side effects please inform your doctor. Your doctor is the only person who can advise you on whether it is safe to continue using this treatment.

If you are using a diaphragm

If you are using a latex diaphragm then the vegetable base in Monistat 3 will interact with it. The mineral oil in Monistat 7 will also interact with a latex diaphragm, and latex condoms. Sex is best avoided if you use any of these as contraception while you’re using Monistat 7.

First trimester ( 3 months ) of pregnancy

You should only use Monistat in your first trimester of pregnancy if your doctor advises it. Small amounts of this cream are absorbed by the vagina.

You may also be advised to stop breast feeding if you’re using Monistat after pregnancy.

It’s up to you

If you choose to use Monistat for your vaginal yeast infection, please be careful, so you carry on enjoying your good health.

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