Vulvovaginal candidiasis facts for you
and your patients
If your patient thinks an Rx pill will work faster, let her know.
OTC miconazole (MONISTAT®) relieves symptoms 4x faster—often within 4 hours.‡ The Rx fluconazole pill may take 16 to 24 hours before symptom relief starts Both treatments take the same amount of time to completely cure an infection: 7 days
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If your patient is pregnant or trying to conceive, let her know...
Even a single 150 mg fluconazole pill may increase the risk of miscarriage significantly7
According to the CDC, pregnant women should use only a 7-day topical treatment, like MONISTAT® 7. They should not take fluconazole2
The FDA advises women who are pregnant or trying to conceive to discuss alternatives to fluconazole with their healthcare professionals8
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If your patient thinks an Rx pill will be more effective, let her know...
Fluconazole does not treat a type of yeast common in women with diabetes (C. glabrata), but MONISTAT® does9,10,16
Fluconazole may increase the risk of serious hypoglycemic episodes in women taking common antidiabetes drugs (sulfonylureas)11-13
See VVC in diabetes