1 What is Monistat?

Brand: Monistat, Monistat 3

Generic: Miconazole Nitrate Vaginal Suppository

Monistat is a drug used in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (moniliasis). This drug is available as a vaginal suppository containing miconazole nitrate 200 milligrams in 1 suppository.


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be inserted into the vagina as a vaginal suppository. Follow the instructions in the package insert.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Monistat may interact with medications such as:

  • Warfarin
  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroids such as:
    • Prednisone
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system such as:
    • Cyclosporine
    • or Methotrexate

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to miconazole or to other azole antifungal agents such as:
    • Terconazole
    • or Fluconazole
  • Diabetes
  • Immune system problems such as:
    • HIV-AIDs
  • Frequent vaginal yeast infections (more than 3 in 6 months or 4 in 1 year)
  • Pregnancy or lactation