Dartmouth College Health Service
5-7 Rope Ferry Road, HB 6143
Hanover, NH 03755
Monistat-3 Vaginal Suppository. Miconazole (mi-KON-a-zole) is used to treat yeast (fungus) infections of the vagina. Use this medicine at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses. Also, do not stop using this medicine if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment. If your symptoms do not improve within 3 days or have not disappeared in 7 days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor. The 3-day treatments may take up to 7 days to completely clear up your infection. However, not all vaginal infections are caused by yeast. If symptoms occur again within 2 months, check with your doctor. Vaginal medicines usually will come out of the vagina during treatment. To keep the medicine from getting on your clothing, wear a mini pad or sanitary napkin. The use of non-medicated tampons (like those used for menstrual periods) is not recommended since they may soak up the medicine.
Last Updated: 12/17/08