Miconazole is a pharmacy drug in the family of drugs classified as antifungals. It is used to treat an array of skin conditions such as vaginal yeast infections, and infections caused by the tinea fungus such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and more.
Miconazole may be compounded into various forms such as lotions, powders, spray powders, creams, suppositories, and spray liquids. Usage depends on your specific condition and health status; your doctor will advise you on dosage. If using topically, be sure to thoroughly wash the target area and gently dry before applying miconazole. Always wash your hands after using or applying miconazole. If your doctor advises using a vaginal suppository, be sure to get proper instructions before beginning at-home use.
Side effects can occur while using miconazole. Watch closely for any changes in your body and if you experience any side effects that are concerning, persisting, or worsening, see your doctor.
If you experience anything on the list below, see your doctor immediately.
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Miconazole is tolerated well by many patients, but contraindications could be possible for some. Ask your doctor about all possible contraindications.
Miconazole is contraindicated for anyone with an allergy to antifungal-imidazole.
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