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General Information on Miconazole

Generic Name : Miconazole

Pronunciation : mi kon' a zole

Latest prescription information about Miconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Miconazole

Why is Miconazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-fungal agent, prescribed for various skin infections such as athlete’s foot and jock itch and also for vaginal yeast infections.  It kills the fungus by weakening the fungal cell membrane.

When should Miconazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Miconazole?

As pessary: 100 mg every night for 7-14 days.
As 2% cream: 5 g every night for 7-14 days.
Topical Skin fungal infections As 2% cream/lotion/powder: Apply twice daily.

How should Miconazole be taken?

It comes as a powder, spray, cream and ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Miconazole?

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• Avoid diaphragms and condoms use for birth control while using this medication.
• Avoid contact with your eyes.
• It should not be used in children less than 2 years old.

What are the side effects of Miconazole?

Increased burning, itching, irritation of the skin or vagina.

What are the other precautions for Miconazole?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Miconazole?

Store it in room temperature and keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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