Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause vaginal symptoms. A few examples are:
Birth control pills.
Chemotherapy for cancer.
Vaginal sprays, douches, and spermicides.
Vaginal symptoms may clear up on their own once you stop taking a medicine. A yeast infection can be treated with a vaginal cream, tablet, or suppository.
If you think your vaginal symptoms may be caused by a medicine:
Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking it or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.
If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine