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Miconazole 2% Cream

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Miconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: September 01, 2020

Miconazole 2% 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, Miconazole 2% 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.

The dosage and duration of using Miconazole 2% Cream depend 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 Miconazole 2% 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 Miconazole 2% 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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used for treating the following conditions:

  • Oral Thrush

    Miconazole 2% Cream is used in the treatment of fungal infection in the mouth caused by Candida albicans fungus.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    Miconazole 2% Cream is used in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
  • Skin Fungal Infections

    Miconazole 2% Cream is used in the treatment of skin infections caused by the fungus. It is also used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
  • Allergy

    Miconazole 2% Cream is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.

The common side effects of this medicine are as follows:

  • Skin Rash

  • Change In Skin Color

  • Dry Or Scaly Skin

  • Skin Blistering

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Itching Of Skin

  • Wrinkled And Rough/Mottled Skin

  • Burning Or Tingling Sensation Of Skin

  • Photosensitivity Of Skin

  • Skin Thinning

  • Skin Redness

  • 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.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No relevant information available.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    No relevant information available.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Limited data is available on humans with kidney disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed.Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Miconazole 2% Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
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This medication belongs to the class of an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, which is an important component of the fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P450 14-alpha-demethylase enzyme, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.

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 Alcohol

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

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Alprazolam

    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

    Usage of Miconazole 2% 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

    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

    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.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Liver Disease

    Miconazole 2% 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 Food

    Information not available.

Ques: Do you need a prescription for Miconazole 2% Cream?

Ans: Yes, you can use this medication only as prescription medicine.

Ques: Can I use Miconazole 2% Cream during the day?

Ans: Yes, it is advised to apply it twice a day.

Ques: Are clotrimazole and Miconazole 2% Cream the same?

Ans: No, both medications are different.

Ques: How long does Miconazole 2% Cream take to work?

Ans: If you are using this medication to treat jock itch, your symptoms should improve over 2 weeks of treatment. Whereas, in the case of an athlete's foot or ringworm, your symptoms should improve over 4 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or if your symptoms get worse at any time during your treatment.

Ques: Does Miconazole 2% Cream itch or burn?

Ans: It may cause itching and burning on the application site. These side effects are uncommon and occur in very few people. Consult your doctor if burning or itching persists.

Ques: How to apply Miconazole 2% Cream?

Ans: Wash the infected area and dry it well. Apply Miconazole 2% Cream onto the infected area and the surrounding skin. Massage it gently onto the affected area. Wash your hands after applying it.

Ques: Is Miconazole 2% Cream safe to use in children?

Ans: Yes, it is safe for children if advised by the doctor.

Ques: Can I stop the treatment with Miconazole 2% Cream if my symptoms clear up?

Ans: No, you are advised to apply this medication to the time prescribed by your doctor.
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