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miconazole topical

miconazole topical

Pronunciation: my CON a zole

Brand: Aloe Vesta, Aloe Vesta 2 in 1 Antifungal, Baza, Cruex Prescription Strength, Desenex Prescription Strength, Fungoid, Fungoid Kit, Micatin, Micatin Cooling Action, Micatin Foot Powder, Micatin Foot Powder Deodorant, Micatin Jock Itch, Micatin Liquid Foot, Mitrazol, Monistat Derm, Ony-Clear, Zeasorb-AF

What is the most important information I should know about miconazole topical?

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Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).

Multum avoideyes

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

What is miconazole topical?

Miconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Miconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Miconazole topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin), and yeast infections.

Miconazole topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Who should not use miconazole topical?

Do not use miconazole topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

Multum nopreg

It is not known whether miconazole topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use miconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

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It is not known whether miconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use miconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use miconazole topical?

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Use miconazole topical exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the cream, lotion, spray, or powder once or twice daily as directed for 2 to 4 weeks.

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Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

If the infection does not clear up in 2 weeks (or 4 weeks for athlete's foot), or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

Multum avoideyes

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Store miconazole topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the regular amount of miconazole topical. Do not use a double dose unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of miconazole topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that miconazole topical has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.

What should I avoid while using miconazole topical?

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

What are the possible side effects of miconazole topical?

Serious side effects of miconazole topical use are not expected. Stop using miconazole topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect miconazole topical?

Avoid using other topicals at the same time unless your doctor approves. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of miconazole topical.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about miconazole topical written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last modified on: 2 April 2014


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