Miconazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Miconazole

Generic Name : Miconazole
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Miconazole are provided here.

Pronunciation : mi kon' a zole

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Miconazole, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y40.7 Therapeutic Classification : Fungicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Miconazole

India :

International :

Oravig, Monistat, Monistat 7-Day Combination Pack, Zeasorb-Af, Aloe Vesta

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for 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.