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What are the side effects of tioconazole?

The most common side effects of tioconazole (brand names Monistat and Vagistat) include: irritation, itching, burning, painful urination and the need to urinate frequently. Although rare, it is possible to suffer an allergic reaction to tioconazole. Contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling in the face, lips, throat or tongue. Also, contact your doctor if you have long-lasting vaginal burning or irritation, vomiting, nausea, fever or foul-smelling discharge.

Shelley C. Giebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Use of tioconazole (brand name Monistat and Vagistat) can cause a new irritation that is not related to the yeast infection.  Often the symptoms of the yeast infection will improve with use of tioconazole.  Then a new irritation starts which is a different.  Itching and a rash can occur which can be very sensitive.  Symptoms often can be related to contact dermatitis, not a persistent yeast infection.  Seek medical care when this happens.

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