Generic Name: miconazole topical (my CON a zole)Brand Names: 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
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.
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).Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Do not use miconazole topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.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. 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.
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.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.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Store miconazole topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid using other topicals at the same time unless your doctor approves. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of miconazole topical.