Miconazole Topical Uses

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What is Miconazole Topical?

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

Miconazole Topical (for the skin) 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 of the skin.

Miconazole Topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Miconazole Topical indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Miconazole, an antifungal agent, is used for skin infections such as athlete’s foot and jock itch and for vaginal yeast infections.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should I use Miconazole Topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Miconazole Topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds.

Miconazole Topical is not for use in the vagina or rectum.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication, unless you are treating a skin condition on your hands.

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

Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antifungal medicine.

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

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.

Uses of Miconazole Topical in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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Miconazole Topical is used to treat fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails such as Tinea corporis (skin ring worm), Tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin), Tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete’s foot]), Tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand), Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm), swollen inflammatory areas (Tinea kerion), pityriasis versicolor (yeast infections of skin sometimes called tinea versicolor) and for flexural eczema (itchy skin rash at folds of skin or joints). It is also effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush), oropharyngeal candidiasis (infection of the mouth throat and food pipe) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Miconazole is also prescribed for inflammation of skinfolds caused by skin-on-skin friction (intertrigo), napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia).

Miconazole Topical description

An imidazole antifungal agent that is used topically and by intravenous infusion.

Miconazole Topical dosage

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Miconazole Topical Dosage

Generic name: Miconazole Nitrate 200mg; Miconazole Nitrate 10mg in 0.5g

Dosage form: vaginal cream, vaginal suppositories

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Miconazole Topical interactions

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The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.

To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: warfarin.

Some products that may increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections include antibiotics, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), and drugs that suppress the immune system (such as cyclosporine, methotrexate).

This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share this list with your doctor and pharmacist to lessen your risk for serious medication problems.

Miconazole Topical side effects

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Applies to Miconazole Topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Miconazole Topical (the active ingredient contained in Miconazole Topical). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking Miconazole Topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Miconazole Topical contraindications

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When used by a person taking the anticoagulant medication warfarin, Miconazole Topical may cause an adverse reaction which can lead to excessive bleeding or bruising.

Active ingredient matches for Miconazole Topical:

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List of Miconazole Topical substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
MICONEL GEL 1 tube / 20 GM gel each (Zyris Derma Care (P) Ltd)$ 0.92
Cream; Vaginal; Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Advanced care)
Injectable; Injection; Miconazole Nitrate 10 mg / ml (Advanced care)
Ovules; Vaginal; Miconazole Nitrate 100 mg (Advanced care)
Monistat 400 mg x 3's (Advanced care)$ 18.31
Cream; Topical; Miconazole Nitrate 4% / Cream; Vaginal; Miconazole Nitrate 4%
3 suppository in 1 package
Cream; Vaginal; Miconazole Nitrate 2% / Suppositories; Vaginal; Miconazole Nitrate 100 mg
NAPIZ 0.25%W/W/15%W/W/81.35%W/W OINTMENT 1 tube / 20 GM ointment each (Protech Biosystems)$ 1.90
Napiz 0.25% w/w Ointment (Protech Biosystems)$ 0.10
Nuzole 30 ml Suspension (Lloyds Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.02
Nuzole 100 mg Tablet (Lloyds Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.02
RELIN GUARD 2% CREAM 1 tube / 25 GM cream each (Wockhardt Ltd)$ 0.22
Remedy Antifungal With Olivamine cream 2 g/100g (Medline Industries, Inc. (US))
REXGARD 2% CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Novartis India Ltd)$ 0.60
Ringcuter M 2% Cream (Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.55
RIVIZOLE 2% CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.17
UCEMIC 2% CREAM 1 tube / 20 GM cream each (UCB India Pvt Ltd)$ 0.61
Cream; Topical; Miconazole Nitrate 2% (Novartis)
Suppositories; Rectal; Miconazole Nitrate 200 mg (Novartis)
Vagistat-3 kit (Novartis)
ZOLIVE 2% W/W CREAM 1 tube / 15 GM cream each (Alive Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd)$ 0.38
ZOLIVE 2% W/W LOTION 1 bottle / 15 ML lotion each (Alive Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd)$ 0.52

References

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  3. DrugBank. "miconazole". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01110 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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