Generic Name: tioconazole vaginal (tee oh CON a zole)Brand Names: Monistat-1, Vagistat-1
Tioconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.
Tioconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.
Tioconazole vaginal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Vagistat-1 (tioconazole vaginal)?Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Vagistat-1 (tioconazole vaginal)?
Do not use tioconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Do not use tioconazole vaginal if you have a fever, abdominal pain, foul-smelling discharge, diabetes, HIV, or AIDS. Consult your doctor.Tioconazole vaginal is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether tioconazole vaginal will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether tioconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use tioconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.Insert the ointment into the vagina using the applicator as directed.
It is important to use tioconazole vaginal as directed to get the most benefit.
You can use a sanitary napkin to prevent the medication from staining your clothing but do not use a tampon.
If the infection does not clear up after you have finished one course of therapy, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor. You may have another type of infection.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose or mouth. Store tioconazole vaginal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Since tioconazole is a one day treatment, missing a dose is not usually a problem.
An overdose of tioconazole vaginal is unlikely. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that tioconazole vaginal has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Tioconazole may damage a condom or diaphragm. Use another form of birth control while using tioconazole vaginal and for 72 hours following treatment.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. These include burning, itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as tioconazole vaginal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with tioconazole vaginal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.