Or perhaps the question should be “how fast do you need it to work?”
If you’re suffering from a vaginal yeast infection then it depends on the severity of your symptoms as to whether you want the convenience of Diflucan’s 150mg single dose or the speed of a topical cream such as Gynazole-1.
Studies have shown that whilst the final treatment results may be similar, vaginal creams for yeast infection do start their good work much more rapidly. Now if you’re almost demented with that vaginal itch, a fast response is the only thing that matters.
So – how did Diflucan shape up against a topical cream like Gynazole in the vaginal hundred meter dash?
One hour after taking their respective yeast infection treatment, the percentage of women who had experienced that FIRST blessed feeling of relief were:-
2 hours and Gynazole is leading Diflucan by several lengths. Gynazole 12.3% of women are now feeling some relief compared with Diflucan’s 2.5%.
4 hours later and Diflucan has made up a length. Gynazole 25.9% of women are now feeling some relief against Diflucan’s 11.4%.
6 hours Gynazole 32.1%; Diflucan 17.7%
8 hours Gynazole 37%; Diflucan 22.8%
10 hours Gynazole 42%; Diflucan 27.8%
12 hours Gynazole 44.4%; Diflucan 29.1%
If you picked up your yeast infection treatment in the morning, you’re about to head off to bed at this point. Now every woman knows that the vaginal itch gets worse at night. How do you feel about those stats? Of course, if you’re in that lucky Diflucan 29.1% group then you’ve had the convenience of simply popping a pill AND you’re now beginning to feel some relief.
And if you’re in Gynazole’s “not responding yet” group, you’ve had the hassle of poking around “up there” whilst you were still trying to digest your morning wheaties and you haven’t yet got any relief. How fair is that?
You hit the sack, a goodly percentage of you still scratching worse than your mother’s pet poodle.
You wake up and Gynazole is still in the lead by a length and a half 24 hours after treatment. With Gynazole 72.8% of women are now experiencing that first “oasis in the desert” relief of symptoms; Diflucan 55.7%.
You head off to work, trying not to rub too obviously and spend the day hiding behind the photocopy machine.
Bed time again. 36 hours have passed since you either swallowed or inserted that yeast infection treatment. At last Diflucan realises he’s in a race but Gynazole is still ahead by length. Gynazole 84.0%; Diflucan 68.4%.
You wake again and the sun is shining for many of you. 48 hours have passed. Gynazole 91.4%; Diflucan 84.0%.
Three days after treatment and Diflucan and Gynazole race head for head towards the line. 97.5% of the Gynazole inserters have experienced that first relief of symptoms as have 93.7% of the Diflucan swallowers.
And some of you have already finished the race. 58.2% of Gynazole supporters are home and hosed. They’ve achieved complete relief of symptoms. A nostril hair behind are the Diflucan supporters with 47.8% of women totally without symptoms.
The rest of you will straggle in over the next day or so. Some will find relief, others will not. And of the ones that did get relief, between 13.4% and 18.8% of you will have vaginal thrush back again within a month.
Bit depressing. But wasn’t that race something else!