MICONAZOLE, cream



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 -