Is it okay to treat a yeast infection with over the counter medications while pregnant?

January 31st, 2013 by Emily

Question: Is it okay to treat a yeast infection with over the counter medications while pregnant?
I am 6 months pregnant. Is it innocuous to use monistat etc to treat a yeast infection, or do I need to see the doctor?

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I would recommend to ask the pharmacist at the store to be on the safeside, or to call a nurse at your physicians surgery to check.

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8 Comments on “Is it okay to treat a yeast infection with over the counter medications while pregnant?”

  1. baby #1 due 5/22/09 says:

    you need to consult a pharmacist at the very least as the medications could have side effects on the fetus.

  2. AnxiousMommy2B says:

    talk to your Ob/Gyn, just because you don’t know what kind of infection it is and you may need to take a pill form of medication to treat it in addition to the vaginal cream. I had MULTIPLE infections during my pregnancy and sometimes he had me treat with a cream, others with a pill, and sometimes with both. It doesn’t hurt to call. Good luck and CONGRATS!

  3. traceysez says:

    yes its safe I found this
    Ketoconazole is a synthetic, broad spectrum antifungal agent. It is embryotoxic and teratogenic in rats, and can produce syndactyly and oligodactyly at 10 times the maximum recommended human dose. Ketoconazole has been used without fetal harm for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis occurring during pregnancy. In a major study using this medication, no major birth defects were observed.Since this study, the FDA has received six reports of limb defects. Limb malformations were also reported in a 1985 study. A better medication would be Monistat-7 cream (miconazole) which has not shown any assiciation to congenital defects if used during pregnancy. Most of the obstetricians I know recommend the use of Monistat-7 during pregnancy.

  4. babylill33wks says:

    Yes monistat is proven safe to use while pregnant…
    the cream kind!!
    ive used it..its on the list..i asked the dr..and i asked the pharmacist and Walgreen’s..and i used and me and the baby are fine..
    i looked it up online before i used it and i actually found a website that said it is proven safe for pregnant people

  5. myrianna P says:

    ask the pharmacist

  6. Due May 23, 2009! says:

    ask your doctor which strength to use first. Mine prescribed the 3 day strength for me.

  7. Ken K says:

    Yeast infections are more common during pregnancy than any other time in a woman’s life, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy. You may be noticing an increase in the amount of thin, white, odd smelling discharge. This is common and a normal symptom in the second trimester.

    Try eating lots of anti-funguls like garlic, you can even apply it directly but it may burn a little. Besides this try increasing your vitamin C. You can take probiotics to balance out the bacteria in your body and help fight the infection. Also cut back your sugar, simple starches like pasta and rice, and alcohol. As all of these feed the yeast infection.

    For more helpful information, try the link below. I always prefer to stick to natural remedies whenever possible and with a yeast infection, you should definitely be able to do that.

  8. steve says:

    You should not take a risk with yeast infection, specially when you are pregnant. some medicines cause side effects, which result in excessive burning and can make a bad situation worse. There are various natural remedies to yeast infection, which can help you get rid of yeast infection in a fast and healthy manner..There are ebooks available which can help you with the natural treatment. find them here

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