Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Birth control: Miconazole may reduce the effectiveness of latex condoms, diaphragms, and vaginal spermicides. The use of alternative forms of birth control while using this medication is recommended.
First-time users: If this is your first time experiencing a vaginal yeast infection, you should see your doctor before using miconazole so that your condition can be properly diagnosed.
For external use only: Miconazole vaginal cream, ovules/suppositories, and topical or external cream are for vaginal and external use only. Do not take these medications by mouth.
Other medical conditions: If you have a fever, abdominal pain, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge, your symptoms may be due to a more serious condition other than a yeast infection. Talk to your doctor immediately and do not use miconazole.
If you do not see any improvement in your symptoms in 3 days, they do not disappear in 7 days, or they worsen, your symptoms may be due to a condition other than a yeast infection. Stop using this medication and see your doctor immediately.
If you have multiple sexual partners or change partners often, see your doctor before using this medication.
Repeat infections: If you have frequent vaginal yeast infections or if your yeast infection returns in less than 2 months, see your doctor before using this medication again.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless recommended by your doctor. If your doctor recommends this medication, be careful using the vaginal applicator or insert the ovule with your finger.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if miconazole passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother, do not use miconazole unless recommended by your doctor.
Children: Miconazole should not be used by girls less than 12 years of age, unless recommended by a doctor.