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Micogel Cream

Buy Micogel Cream (Miconazole 2%), Miconazole is an imidazole (organic compound) antifungal agent used to treat fungal and associated bacterial super infections of the skin and nails Miconazole is also used for oral treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the mouth, throat and food pipe Miconazole is effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush) and other yeast infection of the va...
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Micogel Cream (Miconazole 2%)

Uses

Miconazole is an imidazole (organic compound) antifungal agent used to treat fungal and associated bacterial super infections of the skin and nails Miconazole is also used for oral treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the mouth, throat and food pipe Miconazole is effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Miconazole is also prescribed for napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia). 

How it works

Miconazole acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It interacts with chemicals (cytochrome P-450) inside the fungus and prevents the synthesis of an essential component of fungal cell membrane (ergosterol); this results in increased cellular permeability causing leakage of cellular contents from fungal cell, ultimately preventing fungal growth. Miconazole possesses antifungal activity against dermatophytes and yeasts as well as antibacterial activity against certain gram-positive bacilli and cocci.

What is Miconazole?

Miconazole is an antifungal antibiotic that is used against infections caused by fungus. This medicine is primarily used in the treatment of skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. 
Miconazole is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Monistat and Micogel (made by Cipla). It is available as a cream.

Important Information about Miconazole

Miconazole antifungal medicine (Monistat, Micogel) should not be taken if you are allergic to it, or other azole anti fungal medications like clotrimazole, ketoconazole, econazole.
You must use this medicine for the entire prescribed period, even after all the symptoms have disappeared. The infection may still not be wiped out from your body. Not taking this medicine as prescribed can worsen your condition and cause an infection which is drug resistant.
Miconazole is an FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether it can harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. It is also not known if Miconazole can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. You must take caution. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding. 

Before taking Miconazole

Before taking Miconazole antifungal medicine (Monistat, Micogel), take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug. 

How should I use Miconazole?

Use Miconazole antifungal medication (Monistat, Micogel) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.
Before and after applying the cream or lotion, wash your hands properly, unless you are using it to treat a hand infection. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of cream (normally twice daily) for 2 to 4 weeks. Do not take Miconazole medication by mouth. Avoid covering the medicated area with dressing or bandages that don’t allow proper air circulation (occlusive dressings). Always store Miconazole medication in a cool and dry place.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Miconazole, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

What if I overdose?

In case of an overdose of Miconazole, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.

Things and Activities to avoid while taking Miconazole

Follow your doctor’s advice on any food or activity restrictions while taking Miconazole. Do not take Miconazole medication by mouth. Avoid covering the medicated area with dressing or bandages that don’t allow proper air circulation (occlusive dressings). Also avoid tight fitting clothes or synthetic clothing. If you are using this medicine for jock itch in your feet, wear clean cotton socks, sandals or shoes that allows proper air circulation to the affected area.

Miconazole Side Effects

Some common side effects of Miconazole are burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin. If any of these side effects continue for long time or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away.
Miconazole rarely causes allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical attention if you get allergic reactions like hives, severe rash, breathing difficulty, dizziness, or breathing troubles.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Miconazole. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away. 

Miconazole Dosing Information

Miconazole dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results.

Interaction with other drugs

Many other drugs can interact with Miconazole. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related medical products. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.

Expert advice

Stop taking miconazole and consult your doctor immediately.
  • If you experience skin rash or hives.
  • If you experience swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat.
  • If you experience trouble swallowing or breathing.
  • If you experience abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Before taking miconazole inform your doctor.
  • If you are suffering from liver problems or any other underlying diseases.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.Follow all directions to use from information available on your pack for vaginal inserts, oral buccal tablets, creams or gels.

Frequently asked questions

Miconazole

Q. Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract.
 
Q. Does miconazole cause burning sensation? 
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning are common side effects of miconazole.
 
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin? 
No, miconazole is not known to have the side effect to cause drying of skin. 
 
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections as advised by your doctor.
 
Q. Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections.
 
Q. Can I take miconazole with fluconazole? 
Taking two antifungal agents may have additive effect and have pronounced side effects. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.
 
Q. Does miconazole expire?
Yes, antifungals like miconazole have an expiry date. Read instruction on the pack for the date of expiry.
 
Q. Is miconazole an OTC (over the counter)?
No, miconazole cannot be bought over the counter. It needs prescription of a qualified doctor.


Manufacturer Cipla Pharma, India
Equivalent Brands Monistat Cream
Composition Miconazole
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