Monistat 7

Monistat 7 relieves external itching and irritation associated with yeast infections. Apply cream with applicator and only as directed.

Monistat 7 Overview


Monistat 7 is an over the counter medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections in adults and children 12 years of age and older. Monistat 7 belongs to a group of drugs called antifungals. These work by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection.

This medication comes in a cream and is applied into the vagina at bedtime for 7 days in a row.

Common side effects of Monistat 7 include itching, burning and irritation of the skin.


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  • Aspergillosis
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Uses of Monistat 7

Miconazole is a prescription antifungal medicine used in adults to treat fungal (yeast) infections of the mouth and the throat.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.



Monistat 7 Drug Class

Monistat 7 is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Monistat 7

Miconazole may cause serious side effects including:

Allergic reactions.Tell your doctor or get emergency medical help right away if you have any of the symptoms below:

  • skin rash or hives
  • swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat
  • trouble swallowing or breathing

The most common side effects of miconazole include:

  • diarrhea
  • change in taste
  • headache
  • upper stomach (abdominal) pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of miconazole. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Monistat 7 Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Miconazole may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how miconazole works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • a diabetes medicine
  • phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • an ergot medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an ergot medicine.
  • the blood thinner medicine warfarin sodium (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.


Monistat 7 Precautions

Do not use miconazole if you:

  • are allergic to miconazole (M-Zole, Monistat, Vusion)
  • are allergic to milk protein concentrate
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in miconazole

Monistat 7 Food Interactions

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with miconazole and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

Inform MD

Before taking miconazole, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.


Monistat 7 and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if miconazole will harm your unborn baby.

Monistat 7 and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if miconazole passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use miconazole.

Monistat 7 Usage

How to use Miconazole Tablet:

Before applying the tablet,

1.  Locate the area on the upper gum, just above either the left or the right incisor. The incisor tooth is the tooth just to the right or left of your two front teeth.

2.  Take one miconazole tablet out of the bottle. Miconazole is round on one side and flat on the other side. The tablet is marked with an “L” on the flat side.

Applying the miconazole tablet,

3.  Place the flat side of the miconazole tablet on your dry fingertip. Gently push the rounded side of the tablet against your upper gum. Push the miconazole tablet up as high as it will go on your gum. The flat side will be facing the inside of your lip.

4.  Hold the miconazole tablet in place by applying a slight pressure with your finger on the outside of your upper lip for 30 seconds. This will make the tablet stick to your gum.

5.  Leave the tablet in place until it dissolves.

6.  Before applying your next dose, be sure to clear away any remaining miconazole tablet material.

Miconazole Tablet:

  • Always use miconazole exactly as your doctor tells you. Miconazole is usually applied in the morning after you brush your teeth.
  • Miconazole is placed 1 time each day to your upper gum for 14 days.
  • You may eat and drink while using miconazole.
  • Do not crush, chew or swallow miconazole.
  • You should change where you place miconazole, between the left and right side of your upper gum with each use.
  • It is okay if miconazole sticks to your cheek, the inside of your lip or your gum. If miconazole does not stick or falls off of your gum within the first 6 hours, re-apply it. If it still does not stick, replace it with a new tablet.
  • If you swallow miconazole within the first 6 hours of placing, drink a glass of water and place a new miconazole to your gum.
  • If miconazole falls off or is swallowed after it was in place for 6 hours or more, do not apply a new miconazole. Just place your next dose at your regular time.
  • Check to see if miconazole is still in place after you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, eat, or drink.


Monistat 7 Dosage

Take miconazole exactly as prescribed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended dosing schedule for miconazole is the application of one 50 mg buccal tablet to the upper gum region once daily for 14 consecutive days.


Monistat 7 Overdose

If you take too much miconazole, call your local Poison Control Center or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store miconazole between 68 to 77 °F (20 to 25°C)
  • Keep miconazole dry
  • Keep miconazole and all medicine out of the reach of children