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Vaginal Vulvocandidiasis: Careful Considerations Needed Before Using Convenient Regimens

KEY POINT

Many treatment options for vaginal yeast infections—one of the most common disorders in women—are now available, ranging from 1-day, OTC regimens to multiday prescription therapies that rely on orally administered medications. Pharmacists can assist women in sorting out available options, helping to differentiate between conditions that require medical care from those treatable with OTC agents.

SOURCES

Carson DS, Soper DE. Vulvovaginal candidiasis: review and update of over-the-counter and prescription treatments and the pharmacist’s role in patient counseling. US Pharm. 2001(Oct. suppl):1–15.