Miconazole

Description

Miconazole is a broad spectrum antifungal which is used in the treatment of infections caused by fungi in the mouth and in conditions like athlete's foot, jock itch, and vaginal yeast infections. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to milk protein.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Miconazole

  • Body pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Change in taste

Uses of Miconazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Oral Thrush
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Skin fungal infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The maximum salivary concentration of this medicine can be observed in 7 hours after a buccal dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Clear data is not available about the use of this medicine in the breastfeeding women. Use with caution when the topical cream is applied. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Allergy

Miconazole is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Clear data is not available about the use of this medicine in the breastfeeding women. Use with caution when the topical cream is applied. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
General warnings

Liver injury

Miconazole may increase the liver enzyme levels. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary at the time of initiation of the treatment. Discontinue the medicine if symptoms worsen.

Pediatric use

The safety and effectiveness of Miconazole have not been established in pediatric patients less than 16 years of age.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Warfarin

Antidiabetic drugs

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Miconazole should be used with caution in the patients with liver injury. Any symptoms of rash, yellowing of eyes and skin, abdominal pain should be reported to the doctor.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Miconazole should be taken following all the instructions that are given by your doctor. To ensure complete recovery and no relapse, the full course of treatment should be followed. It is more effective if taken at the same time on all days. Any instance of side effect should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Miconazole acts by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungi. This results in disruption of cell membrane formation process and inhibits the growth of the organism.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Miconazole: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 28 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601203.html

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 28 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 28 March 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~uIA3th:1

Miconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01110

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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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