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Some Drugs Used to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections

Some Drugs Used to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections

Drug

Dosage

Creams, gels, or suppository, available without a prescription

Butoconazole

A sustained-release cream that is applied once

Clotrimazole

Applied as a cream once a day for 7 to 14 days or for 3 days, depending on the strength (concentration)

Miconazole

Applied as a cream once a day for 7 days or for 3 days, depending on the strength (concentration)

Also available as a vaginal suppository inserted once a day for 7 days, for 3 days, or only once, depending on the strength (concentration)

Terconazole

Creams or suppositories, available by prescription

Tioconazole

Applied as an ointment only once

Drugs taken by mouth, available by prescription

Fluconazole

One tablet taken only once