What is Tioconazole?

Tioconazole is an anti-fungal available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that treat vaginal yeast infections. Tioconazole is available in single-ingredient vaginal yeast infection products.

What is Tioconazole used to treat?

  • Vaginal yeast infection

Common brands containing Tioconazole:

  • Vagistat
  • Store Brands (ex. Walmart’s “Equate” store brand or CVS Health store brand)

How much Tioconazole can you take?


Safety guide for Tioconazole

Tioconazole is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to label directions. These products are for vaginal use only. Read the educational pamphlet enclosed with the medicine for complete directions and information. You should use the applicator enclosed with the medicine if one is provided.

Ask a Healthcare Provider Before Use If:

  • You have lower-abdominal, back, or shoulder pain; fever; chills; nausea; vomiting; or a foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • You have vaginal yeast infections often, such as three in six months.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You could be pregnant or have a serious underlying medical condition that may be causing your symptoms, including diabetes or a weakened immune system.
  • You have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.

Do Not Use If:

  • You have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a healthcare provider.
  • The product’s foil packet is torn, open, or incompletely sealed.
  • Do not use tampons, douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while taking a medicine with tioconazole.
  • Do not have vaginal intercourse. Condoms or diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.

Stop Use and Ask a Doctor If:

  • Your symptoms do not get better within three days or the infection lasts for more than seven days.
  • You get a rash or hives, abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or a foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • You accidentally swallow the medicine. Immediately contact a healthcare provider or the poison control national helpline at 800.222.1222.

What are the side effects of Tioconazole?

  • A mild increase in vaginal burning, itching, or irritation may occur.