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What forms of vaginal anti-fungal medications are available?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Vaginal antifungal medications usually come in one of three forms: cream, tablet, or suppository. Creams inserted into the vaginal are applied for one or three to 14 days. If creams seem a bit too messy for your taste, you could try using vaginal tablets that are placed into the vagina using an applicator (like how you insert a tampon). Depending on the specific type of antifungal medicine, a complete course will be between three and 14 days. Finally, you could try a vaginal suppository, in which a gel-like substance is inserted vaginally, also using an applicator. The substance contains antifungal medicine and dissolves slowly. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, talk to your doctor.

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