The CDC and health professionals recommend a 7-day vaginal cream for a yeast infection during pregnancy. The FDA issued a warning about the oral medication fluconazole (Diflucan®) in 20162. Using topical antifungal treatments like MONISTAT® during pregnancy is recommended.
Is Monistat 3 safe when pregnant?
Yes, you can use Monistat during pregnancy. Monistat is the brand name of the antifungal drug miconazole, which is commonly used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Can Monistat 3 cause miscarriage?
Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. One study found a small increased chance for miscarriage with miconazole and clotrimazole, but there were several problems with this study that could have affected the results. Other studies have not found that miconazole or clotrimazole increases the chance for miscarriage.
What is the best Monistat to use while pregnant?
For patients who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, recommend MONISTAT® 7 for vaginal yeast infection. MONISTAT® 7 meets CDC Guidelines for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) in pregnant women. Fluconazole does not.
Is Monistat 3 or 7 better?
Using MONISTAT® during your period will not affect how well the product works. If you have started treatment and your period occurs, you should complete the full course of treatment. Do not use tampons while using MONISTAT® because tampons may remove some of the drug from the vagina.
How can I treat a yeast infection while pregnant?
You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories. However, it’s best to confirm with your health care provider that your symptoms are actually due to a yeast infection before starting treatment.
Does Monistat 3 work?
MONISTAT® 1, 3, & 7 are antifungal products that cure most yeast infections and relieve yeast infection symptoms 4x faster than the leading prescription pill. The difference is in the dose: MONISTAT® 1 is the highest dose and is delivered in a single treatment (1 day)
How many times can you use Monistat while pregnant?
The only form of treatment that the CDC recommends to treat yeast infection during pregnancy is a 7-day topical therapy1. MONISTAT® 7 is a 7-day treatment that relieves yeast infection symptoms four times faster and works on more of the most common strains of yeast than the leading prescription oral pill.
Can Monistat prevent pregnancy?
No, having a yeast infection will not directly affect your chances of getting pregnant. But the itchiness and irritation a yeast infection causes probably won’t put you in the mood for intercourse. Yeast infections are caused by a common fungus called Candida.
What pregnancy category is Monistat?
OTC Topical Vaginal Antifungal Medications in Pregnancy
|Drug name||FDA pregnancy risk classification||Use in pregnancy|
|Clotrimazole (Lotrimin)||C||Safe in second and third trimesters (human trials),24 first trimester probably safe23|
|Miconazole (Monistat)||C||Probably safe|
|Tioconazole (Vagistat-1)||C||No data|
What happens if a yeast infection goes untreated while pregnant?
If left untreated, yeast infections can pass to your baby’s mouth during delivery. This is called “thrush” and is effectively treated with Nystatin. It may take 10-14 days to find relief or completely clear up the infection while you are pregnant.
Are yeast infections common in third trimester?
Vaginal yeast infections
It appears to be more common during the second and third trimesters. The most common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include: itchiness around the vagina or vulva. a thick, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge.
Can yeast infection affect pregnancy?
Will a yeast infection during pregnancy affect my baby? No, a yeast infection won’t hurt or affect your developing baby. But it’s important to rule out other causes for your symptoms, because other kinds of infections can affect your pregnancy and your baby.
Does MONISTAT 3 cause cramping?
Headache, vaginal/urethral burning/itching/pain, or lower abdominal cramps may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What STD feels like a yeast infection?
Herpes. If you don’t know to look for the typical, painful genital sores that come with Herpes, you may mistake your other symptoms for a yeast infection. Like yeast infections, Herpes causes itching and burning in the vagina.
How long does it take for a yeast infection to go away after using MONISTAT 3?
Treating a Yeast Infection
MONISTAT® comes in 3 doses: highest dose MONISTAT® 1, regular strength MONISTAT® 3, and low dose MONISTAT® 7. Regardless of which product you choose, you should begin to experience some symptom relief after 3 days, and complete relief in 7 days.