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Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment Cost

How Much Does Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment Cost?

average costOver-the-Counter Treatment: $7-$20high costPrescription Treatment: $5-$45+
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A yeast infection is caused by overgrowth of the yeast that typically exists in the vagina. Symptoms can include itching, burning and redness. A yeast infection usually can be treated easily, typically with over-the-counter medication.

Typical costs:

  • For patients covered by health insurance, out-of-pocket costs for yeast infection treatment typically consist of the entire cost of an over-the-counter medication or a prescription drug copay of about $10-$45, depending on whether the drug is generic, preferred or non-preferred. Prescription yeast infection treatment typically is covered by health insurance.
  • For patients not covered by health insurance, yeast infection treatment typically costs $7-$20 for an over-the-counter antifungal cream or suppository. Or, it costs less than $5 to more than $30 for a one-dose prescription antifungal pill.
  • For example, charges about $7-$9 for generic one-, three- or seven-day creams, and charges about $14 for Monistat 7[1] , which requires treatment for seven days, about $17 for Monistat 3[2] , which requires treatment for three days and about $20 for Monistat 1[3] , a one-dose treatment. Walmart sells the generic antifungal pill fluconazole[4] , often prescribed as a single-dose treatment, for $4 under its generic prescription program. charges about $33 for a single dose of the brand-name equivalent, Diflucan.
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What should be included:
  • Vaginal yeast infections typically can be diagnosed without a laboratory test, according to[5] . Women who have had yeast infections before and recognize symptoms typically can buy over-the-counter treatment without seeing a doctor.
  • Vaginal yeast infections typically are treated with topical antifungal medication such as miconazole[6] (used in some Monistat products), tioconazole[7] (used in Monistat-1 and Vagistat-1), or terconazole[8] (used in Terazol-3 and Terazol-7), usually in the form of creams or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina daily for one, three or seven days, depending on the product. A doctor will sometimes prescribe an oral antifungal medication such as fluconazole[9] (brand name Diflucan), typically as a single dose. However, in cases of unusually stubborn or recurring yeast infections, up to several months of oral medication might be needed.
  • WebMD Women's Health offers an overview of yeast infections and treatment[10] .
Additional costs:
  • Loose-fitting cotton underwear is recommended during treatment and to help prevent future infections.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a locator[11] for clinics with sliding fee scales based on income.
  • If a prescription antifungal is needed, any patient without prescription drug coverage who also is not eligible for Medicare typically qualifies for Together Rx Access[12] , a discount card that offers 25-40% off many brand-name drugs.
  • Some manufacturers of over-the-counter treatment offer coupons. For example, Monistat has printable coupons[13] for $2 or $3 off.
Shopping for vaginal yeast infection treatment:
  • A family doctor or gynecologist can diagnose and prescribe treatment for a vaginal yeast infection. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers a gynecologist locator[14] , and Planned Parenthood offers a health center locator[15] .
  • Over-the-counter yeast infection treatment can be purchased at a drug store such as Walgreens or CVS. offers patient reviews[16] of yeast infection treatments.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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