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How often should I use vaginal anti-fungal medication?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
You should use your vaginal anti-fungal medication as often as your doctor (or the packaging on the medication) directs you to use it. It depends on which vaginal anti-fungal medication you’re using…and there are a lot of options, so one shoe definitely doesn’t fit all. The general range is 1 to 14 days. There are one-dose vaginal creams available, but there are also creams (suppositories and tablets) that you have to take for 3 to 14 days. It all depends, so read carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure.
Use the vaginal anti-fungal medication as directed for a vaginal yeast infection. If you bought a vaginal anti-fungal cream, follow the package directions. Apply the cream only to the affected areas. With vaginal anti-fungal suppositories, you'll likely take them for three to seven days; read the product instructions carefully to learn how to use them. If your yeast infection does not clear up, call your doctor. If he or she prescribes a vaginal anti-fungal medication in pill form, you will probably have to take just one pill. If your yeast infection returns, consult your doctor for advice.

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