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Overview

Fungiderm Cream

Manufacturer: Dermo Care Laboratories
Medicine composition: Miconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Fungiderm Cream is commonly used for the treatment of skin infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot (infection in the skin of your feet), jock itch (fungal infection in the buttocks, inner thigh and genital’s skin) and other fungal infections. It can also be used for the treatment of pityriasis, which causes lightening/darkening of the skin of the chest, arms, legs and neck. An azole antifungal, Fungiderm Cream prevents the growth of the fungus on your skin, thus treating the infections. It is available as a cream, powder, spray liquid and powder as well as a lotion. There is also a suppository form available that is inserted in the vagina for treatment.

The dosage and duration of using Fungiderm Cream depends on the type of the infection it is being used for. Apply it twice in a day or as per your doctor’s instructions. Make sure that you do not apply it more than the prescribed times. It will not improve your condition faster, instead increase the side effects. If you are using the vaginal cream or the suppository, read and follow the instructions properly.

The possible side effects that Fungiderm Cream could have are a mild irritation on the skin where it is applied, or a burning and itching sensation in the affected area. These symptoms do not require any medical guidance as such. However, consult your doctor at once if you develop an allergic reaction like skin rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and face or hives. An increased redness, pain or inflammation of the affected area must also be brought to the doctor’s notice.

You must dry the area before applying Fungiderm Cream in the affected parts. Avoid tight-fitting clothes of synthetic fibres, opt for loose cotton clothes. Also, make sure you do not spray it near your eyes. In case it happens, wash your eyes at once with cool water.

Fungiderm Cream is used in the treatment of fungal infection in the mouth caused by Candida albicans fungus.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Fungiderm Cream is used in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
Skin fungal infections
Fungiderm Cream is used in the treatment of skin infections caused by the fungus. It is also used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
Fungiderm Cream is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.
In addition to its intended effect, Fungiderm Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Body pain Major Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Fever or chills Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Black or tarry stools Major Rare
Diarrhea Minor Common
Nausea or vomiting Minor Common
Stomach pain Minor Less Common
Loss of appetite Minor Less Common
Weakness Minor Less Common
Change in taste Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The maximum salivary concentration of this medicine can be observed in 7 hours after a buccal dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
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.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fungiderm Cream, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Parry Pharma Pvt Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
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 instructions
Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver Disease Moderate
Fungiderm Cream 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.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Moderate
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.
Warfarin Major
Usage of Fungiderm Cream along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, and unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.
Antidiabetic drugs Moderate
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of low blood glucose levels. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness should be reported immediately.
Atorvastatin Moderate
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of liver injury and kidney injury. Symptoms like dark-colored urine, muscle pain, weakness, joint pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes should be reported immediately.
What are you using Fungiderm Cream for?
Skin fungal infections
Vaginal Candidiasis
Other
Oral Thrush
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
Within a day
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Thrice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Body pain
No Side Effects
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have an itching problem in private part and in between legs (thighs) and because of this I got dark spot in their. please suggest me how to stop this and how to remove those dark spots.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D.(Ayu)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
I have an itching problem in private part and in between legs (thighs) and because of this I got dark spot in their. ...
Dear lybrate-user, itching of inner thigh region can be fungal infection induced. Make sure you keep the area completely dry after bath. Fungus grows in moist areas. About the dark spots, it takes time to get lighter. Use the cream FUNGIDERM.
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He's suffering from a skin infection, he has already used Miconazole for it. But I need more solution to it.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
He's suffering from a skin infection, he has already used Miconazole for it. But I need more solution to it.
If this is fungal infection, you have to take anti fungal tablets and creams for 4 to 6 weeks following which it resolves. Do not apply soap on that area and do not self treat with over the counter steroid creams. Mistreatment with steroid creams like panderm, fourderm, betnovate, candid b etc and self treatment with cheaper generic medicine is the most common reason for recurrent disease. Another cause of recurrence is cross infection from other infected people in the house. Kindly call me or send photos using online consult option for accurate diagnosis and treatment. If this is fungal infection, it needs to be treated as early as possible as it will spread further on your body and also to other people in the household.
1 person found this helpful

I don't have fungal infection but somebody told me to use miconazole nitrate cream over penis to prevent from fungal infection, but it causes me to high itching. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I don't have fungal infection but somebody told me to use miconazole nitrate cream over penis to prevent from fungal ...
Ointments r terbinoforce and sofratus morning and eve apply 2 times a day and tab-fluconozole 150 weekly one tab for 1month.
2 people found this helpful

I get itching on the back side of pelvic region. Especially when prone to moisture. Due to which pimples like arising. Can I use miconazole ointment for that? What should I do to prevent this?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I get itching on the back side of pelvic region. Especially when prone to moisture. Due to which pimples like arising...
1. It could be due to fungal infection. You can use miconazole skin ointment 2. Avoid excess sweating 3. Keep the affected area dry 4. Maintain personal hygiene.
1 person found this helpful

Sir I am suffering from jock itch since 2 months and I am using miconazole ointment and some tablets suggested by physician from a month but I am not alright can you please suggest me. There is lot of itching. How to come out of this problem?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For temporary relief of itching, try these self-care measures: use a high-quality moisturizing cream on your skin. Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area as prescribed by me avoid scratching whenever possible. Apply cool, wet compresses. Take a lukewarm bath. Wear smooth-textured, loose cotton clothing. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan which will cure your itching problem.
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Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.
Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.

5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Jock Itch: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Jock itch can be defined as a fungal infection affecting the skin, especially around the inner thighs, genitals, buttocks or the groin region. Also called ‘tinea cruris’, this condition triggers irritation that results from the ring-shaped red rashes that primarily affect the warm and moist regions of one’s body. This condition majorly affects people who sweat excessively, such as athletes or even people who are over-weight. Although it is often bothersome and uncomfortable, jock itch doesn’t bring about severe complications for the affected individual. Jock itch can easily be cured by keeping the groin region dry and applying topical anti-fungal medications.

Symptoms:

The main symptoms of Jym itch include itchy and painful rashes in the buttock, inner thigh or the groin region. The rash is usually tan, red or brown in color, slightly scaly and often formed at the edges.

Causes:

  1. Putting on damp, wet or unlaundered clothing, such as athletic supporter and very tight underwear or wearing them frequently.

  2. Sharing towels that were used by a person suffering from the same condition.

  3. Taking showers irregularly, especially after excessive sweating or exercising.

  4. Living in hot and humid conditions.

  5. Obesity.

  6. Wearing tight clothing.

  7. Immune system disorders.

Treatment:

  1. Anti-fungal creams or lotions can help treat ringworm of the groin. Few examples are Miconazole, Econazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole. These medications should be applied twice a day for about two to four weeks.

  2. In case the eruptions start to ooze fluids or pus, antibiotics may be administered by the doctor.

General Measures:

Measures to prevent recurrence of tinea cruris include weight reduction (if obese), wearing less occlusive clothing, drying thoroughly after bathing, using topical antifungal powders, laundering contaminated clothing, and treating concomitant fungal infection of nail of feet, if present.

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Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.

Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infections occur due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.
5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.

 


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

 

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All About Tinea Corporis

When skin is infected by a fungus, the resultant infection is called tinea corporis (ringworm). It is most common in athletes and children. The infection may appear on the scalp, beards, groin, in between the toes and other places.

Causes:

Tinea corporis can be caused by:

  1. Skin contact
  2. It is contagious, so if you use towels, bed linens and clothes of an infected person, you will get infected too.
  3. Touching a pet infected by tinea corporis.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. The rash starts as a scant area of red, bumpy pimples and spots. Then the rash forms a ring, with raised, red borders and a clear middle. The border might look scaly.
  2. The rash may show up on face, legs, arms or other body areas which are exposed.
  3. The area feels itchy. It might also be flaky and dry. You might even experience hair loss in the infected area.

Diagnosis:

The skin in the area will be gently scraped off and the sample will be collected. Then, the sample will be viewed under a microscope. That will help discerning, which type of fungus is causing the infection.

Treatment:

The following treatment regime must be followed:

  1. The skin must be kept dry and clean.
  2. Fungal creams are best. Creams that contain miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or oxiconazole are excellent for fungal infections.
  3. Only apply the cream on clean skin. You can use it twice in a day. Bandaging the infected area is not recommended.
  4. To prevent the infection from spreading, wash your towels in warm water and use clean towels every time you bathe. Also, clean the bathroom and wear freshly washed clothes.
  5. If pets are infected, treat them as well.

The infection usually goes away under 4 weeks. The infection may branch out to the nails, groin, scalp and feet. Self-care is effective, but if symptoms persist, then do consult a specialist. Ringworms have certain complications, such as scratching the skin too much causes skin infections and other skin disorders, which may need further treatment.

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7 Causes Of Jock Itch!

Jock itch can be defined as a fungal infection affecting the skin, especially around the inner thighs, genitals, buttocks or the groin region. Also called ‘tinea cruris’, this condition triggers irritation that results from the ring-shaped red rashes that primarily affect the warm and moist regions of one’s body. This condition majorly affects people who sweat excessively, such as athletes or even people who are over-weight. Although it is often bothersome and uncomfortable, jock itch doesn’t bring about severe complications for the affected individual. Jock itch can easily be cured by keeping the groin region dry and applying topical anti-fungal medications.

Symptoms:

The main symptoms of Jym itch include itchy and painful rashes in the buttock, inner thigh or the groin region. The rash is usually tan, red or brown in color, slightly scaly and often formed at the edges.

Causes:

  1. Putting on damp, wet or unlaundered clothing, such as athletic supporter and very tight underwear or wearing them frequently.

  2. Sharing towels that were used by a person suffering from the same condition.

  3. Taking showers irregularly, especially after excessive sweating or exercising.

  4. Living in hot and humid conditions.

  5. Obesity.

  6. Wearing tight clothing.

  7. Immune system disorders.

Treatment:

  1. Anti-fungal creams or lotions can help treat ringworm of the groin. Few examples are Miconazole, Econazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole. These medications should be applied twice a day for about two to four weeks.

  2. In case the eruptions start to ooze fluids or pus, antibiotics may be administered by the doctor.

General Measures:

Measures to prevent recurrence of tinea cruris include weight reduction (if obese), wearing less occlusive clothing, drying thoroughly after bathing, using topical antifungal powders, laundering contaminated clothing, and treating concomitant fungal infection of nail of feet, if present.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

About Fungiderm Cream
When is Fungiderm Cream prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Fungiderm Cream?
What are the side effects of Fungiderm Cream?
Key highlights of Fungiderm Cream
What are the substitutes for Fungiderm Cream?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Fungiderm Cream approved?
What are the interactions for Fungiderm Cream?