Over the Counter Medicine For Yeast Infection
Make sure you actually have a yeast infection before you utilize these products. If you don’t have a yeast infection it is possible that these medications will make super yeast bugs that are resistant to the medications on the next go around. If this is your first yeast infection, please visit your doctor to make sure it really is one.
Here are some brand names for products that get rid of yeast infections and that are available for use in the US:
Notice the superscripts in the list of products. These are reflected in the table below so that you know which ingredient is the main player in each of these over-the-counter medications.
|Butoconazole (byoo-toe-KON-a-zole)||Clotrimazole (kloe-TRIM-a-zole)|
|Econazole (e-KON-a-zole)||Miconazole (mi-KON-a-zole)|
|Terconazole (ter-KON-a-zole)||Tioconazole (tye-oh-KON-a-zole)|
|Gyne-Lotrimin||Monistat 3 Combination Pack|
|Gyne-Lotrimin Combination Pack||Monistat 5 Tampon|
|Femizol-M||Monistat 7 Combination Pack|
|Gyne-Lotrimin Combination Pack||Mycelex-G|
|Gyne-Lotrimin||Mycelex Twin Pack|
|Gyne-Lotrimin3 Combination Pack||Terazol|
Prescription Medications For Yeast Infection
Diflucan – Diflucan is a little pink pill that is taken one time to treat vaginal yeast infections. It contains 150 mg of fluconazole and penetrates the walls of the vagina for up to three days. This is supposed to be the equivalent of a seven-day cream and, of course, there is no mess involved in taking this little pill. You may feel symptom relief in as little as 24 hours. There are some side effects to this medication, however.
Nystatin – Nystatin is available in creams, lozenges, liquid, oral suspensions, powder and vaginal tablets. It is used to treat fungal infections that occur in the throat, vagina and mouth. Nystatin works because it prevents fungal organisms from making substances that are vital to their survival. It is generally prescribed for periods of one to three weeks. Your doctor should be involved in the decision of when to stop the Nystatin. There are some drug interactions with Nystatin. Consult your doctor and be certain to tell her about any over-the-counter or pharmaceutical drugs you may be taking.