MICONAZOLE, cream

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    Therapeutic action

    • Antifungal

    Indications

    • Cutaneous candidiasis (groin, abdominal folds, intergluteal fold, sub-mammary folds, interdigital spaces of the toes or fingers)
    • Candidal balanitis
    • Mild dermatophyte infection of the glabrous skin and skin folds

    Forms and strengths

    • 2% cream, tube

    Dosage

    • Child and adult: one application 2 times daily, in a thin layer, to clean and dry skin

    Duration

    • Cutaneous candidiasis: 2 to 4 weeks
    • Candidal balanitis: one week
    • Dermatophyte infection: 2 to 3 weeks

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • May cause: local irritation; allergic reactions.
    • In the event of genital candidiasis, inform patients that the oil-based cream may damage the latex in condoms and diaphragms and reduce their effectiveness.
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication. In the event of mammary candidiasis, clean the breast before nursing and apply cream after nursing.

    Remarks

    • For the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, miconazole cream may complement, but does not replace, treatment with clotrimazole vaginal tablets.

    Storage

     
    –  Below 25 °C