Miconazole belongs to a group of medications known as antifungals. Topical miconazole is used in the treatment of various types of fungus infections.
Some of these forms of this medication may be available without a prescription.
This drug is available in the following dosage forms:
Lotion, Tablet, Effervescent, Ointment, Cream, Kit, Powder, Gel/Jelly, Spray, and Tincture.
Along with the intended effects of this drug, it may produce some unwanted side effects. This all may not occur, but if they do occur, you may require medical advice.
You should consult with your doctor right away if you suffer from any of the following side effects whilst using miconazole topical:
You may suffer from other side effects that are not listed above. You should contact your doctor or healthcare professional if you suffer from anything unusual. Remember you can report all side effects to the FDA.
The final dose of any medication will depend upon a number of different factors. This will include your weight, age and height, any other medical conditions you suffer from and any other medications you are taking to treat them. Your doctor will also take into account the strength of the medication, the duration of your treatment and your reaction to the first dose. The following doses are guidelines and your final dose may be different. You should not change your dose without speaking to your doctor. If you take too much of this medication, you could increase your risk of side effects, whereas if you take too little, you may reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.
For cream, aerosol powder, aerosol solution, and powder dosage forms for the treatment of a fungus infection:
Children and adults: You should apply the product to the affected area of the skin twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
For lotion and cream dosage forms for the treatment of sun fungus:
Children and adults: Apply to the affected area of the skin once daily.
If you miss a dose of Miconazole, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next dose, then you should skip the dose you have missed and return to your original dosing schedule.
Drug interactions can occur with this medication. These could produce some unwanted side effects or reduce the effectiveness of the medication. To help limit the risk of interactions you need to give your doctor a complete list of all the current and past medications you are taking, including any other medical conditions you may suffer from. This should include vitamin supplements, herbal products and prescription and nonprescription drugs. In most cases, your doctor will avoid treating you with this drug to avoid interactions, but in some cases, it may be the best treatment plan for you.
The use of this medication alongside any of the following is not typically recommended, however in some cases it may be required. If you are given both medications, your doctor may change the dose or frequency in which you use either medication.
This list may not be complete, so it's important to let your healthcare team know about all the current medications you are taking.
Certain medications can not be used at or around the time of consuming food or specific certain types of food since interactions can occur. The use of tobacco and alcohol with some medications can also cause interactions. Discuss with your doctor about the use of your medication with tobacco, food, and alcohol.
Before you take a medication, you need to consider some warnings and precautions. Below are some things to consider alongside your doctor to decide if this is the best treatment for you.
You should let your healthcare team know if you have ever suffered from an allergic reaction to this medication or any other medications. You should also let them know about any other allergies you suffer from including, animals, preservatives, foods or dyes.
Although there is no specific information that compares the use of topical miconazole in children with the use in other age groups. This medication is not expected to cause any variation in problems or side effects in children than it does in the older population.
Many medications have not been specifically studied in the older population. Therefore, it may be unknown whether they work in exactly the same way they do in younger adults.
Although there is no specific information that compares the use of this drug in the older population with its use in other age groups. However, this medication is not expected to cause different problems or side effects in the older population than it does in younger adults.
If your skin problems do not improve within four weeks, or if it becomes worse, you should consult with your doctor.
Use this medication only on the skin. You should make sure your skin is thoroughly dry and clean. Apply this medicine to the affected skin, usually twice daily or as it has been given by your doctor. If you're using the spray form, you should shake the bottle well before you apply it. The length and dose of your treatment will depend on the specific infection that is being treated. Apply enough medicine to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding skin. Wash your hands after applying this medication. Don't wrap, bandage, or cover the area unless it was directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
Miconazole should be stored in a closed container at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. You should also prevent it from freezing. Don't keep this medication inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme cold or heat. Don't throw the canister in the fire, or poke holes in the canister even if the canister is empty.
Keep this medication out of the reach of children. Don't keep any medication that is out of date, and is no longer needed. Ask your doctor for advice on the best method of disposal of medication you no longer require.
When used correctly, this drug is successful in a variety of different yeast infections and more. There are no problems with using this drug whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. There are no issues with using this drug in pediatric or geriatric populations, it is not expected to produce any difference in side effects or treatment. Use this medicine regularly in order to obtain the most benefit from it. You should remember to use it at a similar time each day. Stopping the use of this medicine too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow, which could result in a return of the infection. Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or persists.