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.

Savings Tips for Yeast Infection

  • How to Treat a Yeast Infection

    April 14, 2015

    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

  • Medicine Cabinet 101

    June 20, 2012

    To avoid the 1 AM trip to the pharmacy you need to be well stocked at home. Headaches, pain, hives, fever, or an itchy rash may be easily remedied with over-the-counter meds. Here are ten things you and your family will face, so be ready:

    1. Aches and pains: Toothache, pain from ankle sprain, tension headache

    What works? The over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) include ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and AleveSee More

see all savings tips

Popular Yeast Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Azole Antifungals 7 See Prices
Polyene Antifungals 39 See Prices
Azole Antifungals 45 See Prices
see all 16 drugs

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

Copyright ©2018 GoodRx, Inc.

GoodRx is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the pharmacies identified in its price comparisons. All trademarks, brands, logos and copyright images are property of their respective owners and rights holders and are used solely to represent the products of these rights holders. This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. GoodRx is not offering advice, recommending or endorsing any specific prescription drug, pharmacy or other information on the site. GoodRx provides no warranty for any of the pricing data or other information. Please seek medical advice before starting, changing or terminating any medical treatment.

In all states except Tennessee, GoodRx is considered a marketer of prescription discount cards, and is not required to register as a discount card provider. In Tennessee, GoodRx is registered as a Prescription Drug Discount Plan Operator.

Safe Pharmacy