A 30-year-old female asked:
Off antibiotics for BV. Doctor gave me one Fluconazole 150mg to take after. Will Monistat 7 be just as effective? Worried about pill adverse effects.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably OK, but...: Monistat would be just as effective if you have yeast as well as BV, but a vaginal cream can make it a bit difficult to judge discharge, i.e. how well the BV treatment is working. Side effects are very rare from oral fluconazole; I suggest you follow your doctor's advice. Or hold off and see if you get yeast symptoms as your BV clears. If not, probably neither treatment will be needed.
Answered on Sep 21, 2015
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