Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Monistat Products - Why Are There Three?

First, let me just say I don't have a yeast infection. Also, I'm not aware of anyone around me suffering from a yeast infection, though it probably wouldn't come up in conversation. That's not my point. McNeil-PPC produces three different products for treating yeast infections: Monistat-1, Monistat-3 and Monistat-7. Each refers to the number of days of treatment. Huh? Would you like to be relieved of your symptoms in a day, 3 days or a week? "It's not so bad, really, and that Monistat-1 is sooo expensive. I'm a woman. I'll tough it out." That can't be it.

I thought, first there was only Monistat-7, and it took 7 days to treat and heal. And then with innovations in medical science, or perhaps FDA approval in stronger doses, they were able to knock it out in 3 days, and replaced Monistat-7 with Monistat-3. And then finally, miracle of miracles, it now just takes a day. But that can't be right, because the old 7 and 3 products would have gone away. But they're still on the shelves.

Tough-Actin Tinactin doesn't make three different products for jock itch. And if they did, I can guaran-damn-tee you, there is no man on the planet that would ever buy anything other than the fastest. Admittedly, I have no clue on the subject of yeast infections because I'm a man, and I'm stupid. More importantly, why does this bother me?

[POSTSCRIPT: A simple visit to the Monistat site would have told me it's all about the concentration of the dosage. Yes, yes. And I could stop and ask for directions when I'm lost, but I don't, do I? I'm a man. I prefer making easy things difficult. :-)]


jrwhiterabbit said...

This has to be the funniest blog yet. I guess a mans perspective on a yearst infection compared to jock itch in itself is quite comical. Well, at one time (and I am sure that monistat still produces the 7 day version), not sure. But even better than that why would you use that unless self treated when there is a pill now that does the same thing. One to 3 pills. no mess. How about that?

Mike said...

Thanks! I'm glad you appreciate the humor and the absurdity.


One Wink at a Time said...

Really funny AND thought provoking. Loved your analogy and language... on a topic that I never expected to see addressed here!

Mike said...

Thank you, Wink! I'm always curious about the reaction by women looking for real help with YI searching the Web on Monistat and landing here. Not sure they'd comment - of course, I wouldn't either if I was looking for jock relief. Never mind... ;-)

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