What is Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Candida albicans thrives in moist and warm environments like the underarms or the vagina in women. Symptoms of vaginal yeast infection includes yellowish discharge and pain.

A yeast infection is easily treatable by either over-the-counter medications or prescriptions. Common drug classes used to treat yeast infections are azole antifungals, polyene antifungals, and sulfa antibiotics.

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    Candida albicans is responsible for most vaginal yeast infections. Considered part of the normal vaginal flora, overgrowth of Candida can result in what we call vulvovaginitis, aka a “yeast infection.” Vaginal itching, burning and soreness along with redness are the classic symptoms, and if discharge is present it is classically white, thick and clumpy with little odor.

    You may start to manage these symptoms with over the counter creams, but you should place a call to your doctor as we may have better prescription options. See More

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Popular Yeast Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Azole Antifungals 11 See Prices
Polyene Antifungals 15 See Prices
Azole Antifungals 34 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Yeast Infection Drug Classes

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