MICONAZOLE (mi KON a zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.
Miconazole may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Wash hands before and after use. Cleanse and dry affected area thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Use this medicine for the full amount of time recommended on the package or by your doctor or health care professional even if you begin to feel better. Do not use for more than 4 weeks without advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Miconazole contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Miconazole is only for you. Do not share Miconazole with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-increased inflammation, redness, or pain around the affected area
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-mild skin irritation, burning, or itching around the affected area
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Miconazole. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-HIV or AIDS
-immune system problems
-other chronic health condition
-recent chemotherapy treatments
-an unusual or allergic reaction to miconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You may have a skin infection that does not respond to this medicine.
If you are using this medicine for ''jock itch'', be sure to dry the groin completely after bathing. Do not wear underwear that is tight-fitting or made from synthetic fibers like rayon or nylon. Wear loose-fitting, cotton underwear.
If you are using this medicine for athlete''s foot be sure to dry your feet carefully after bathing, especially between the toes. Do not wear socks made from wool or synthetic materials like rayon or nylon. Wear clean cotton socks and change them at least once a day, change them more if your feet sweat a lot. Also, try to wear sandals or shoes that are well-ventilated.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.