Recommended Yeast Infection Medicine

Are you confused with so many choices for yeast infection medicine? On this page you will find brand names for yeast infection creams and suppositories recommended by the top medical bodies and also links to buy some of them.

If you've had vaginal yeast before you may decide to have one shot at treating it yourself before you go to your doctor. There are a lot of over the counter medicines for treating yeast infections and many different brands on-line.

See who recommends what.

These are all medically responsible organizations that are recognized internationally. You won't find any "apply iguana poo for three days" therapies on this page!

The active ingredients listed in these yeast infection creams are the top choices for these bodies. They do also recommend other products for yeast infection treatment. If your doctor prescribes something different, don't be concerned - your doctor will be taking your individual medical history into account. These are NOT the ONLY products that work! They are simply the top choices for each of these bodies.

Remember that yeast infection is very difficult to diagnosis simply on symptoms. The statistics on women diagnosing their own vaginal infection is that only ONE THIRD of the women who treat themselves for vaginal yeast infection actually have that. In the other TWO THIRDS their symptoms are caused by something else.1

These are all VAGINAL pessaries, suppositories and creams for yeast infections. Do NOT take by mouth.

 

Yeast infection medicine recommended by the "Big 4" in health2

Miconazole ovule 1.2 g single dose - this includes brand names such as Monistat 1 Vaginal Antifungal Combination Pack with Ovule Insert Prefilled Applicator Plus External Cream

and

Monistat 1 Vaginal Antifungal Day or Night 1-Day Treatment Combination Pack

Above recommended by European STI Guidelines and the UK National Guidelines.

Note that these two products are NOT the same as Monistat 1.

Confusing? Yes - but it is an important point.

There are several products called Monistat 1 and they have different active ingredients.

The two shown above have a different active ingredient to the product simply called Monistat 1. Check that on the front of the pack it reads "Miconazole Nitrate Vaginal Insert (1200mg)."

Monistat 1 Combination is an effective yeast infection medicine Monistat 1 Day or Night is an effective yeast infection medicine

Take a good look at the pictures above so that you can recognize the packs. These are NOT the product simply called Monistat 1.

Either of the ones pictured above are the ones that have been recommended by the European STI Guidelines and the UK National Guidelines.

Clotrimazole pessary 500 mg single dose - this includes brand names such as Canesten Combi-Pak 1-Day Therapy (Canada), Clotrimazole Vaginal tablet 500 mg, Canesten Pessary 500 mg, Abtrim 500mg pessary (UK), Mycelex-G.

Above recommended by European STI Guidelines, United States Centers for Disease Control, UK National Guidelines and the World Health Organization

Clotrimazole pessary 200 mg for three days - this includes brand names such as Canesten Combi-Pak 3-Day Therapy (Canada), Canesten Pessaries 200mg(UK).

Above recommended by European STI Guidelines, United States Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Clotrimazole pessary 100 mg for six to seven days - this includes brand names such as Canesten Pessaries 100 mg (Canada), FemCare 100mg (US), Gyne-Lotrimin 100mg (US), Mycelex-7.

Above recommended by United States Centers for Disease Control, UK National Guidelines and the World Health Organization.

Butoconazole 2% cream 5 g for one to three days - this includes brand names such as Femstat 3, Gynazole 1, Mycelex-3.

Above recommended by United States Centers for Disease Control.

Econazole pessary 150 mg for one to three days - this includes brand names such as Ecostatin Vaginal Ovule.

Above recommended by UK National Guidelines.

 

This is not a full list of brand names containing each of those active ingredients. If you don't recognize any brand names, they might be called something different in your part of the world. Ask at your drug store for a yeast infection medicine that contains the active ingredient you want.

 

REFERENCES

1. Ferris DG, Nyirjesy P, Sobel JD, Soper D, Pavleti c A, Litaker MS. Over-the-counter antifungal drug misuse associated with patient-diagnosed vulvovaginal candidiasis. Obstet Gynecol 2002;99:419-25.

2. PubMed

 

 

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