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Miconazole (Oral)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Miconazole (Oral) Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(mi KON a zole)

U.S. Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Antifungal Agent, Oral Nonabsorbed

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to miconazole, milk, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Miconazole works to injure the yeast and fight the infection.

How is it best taken?

• Apply in morning after brushing teeth.

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Dry hands and place tablet in your mouth above the incisor tooth between the upper cheek and gum. Let dissolve during the day.

• Do not swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

• Either side of tablet can be placed next to gum but the rounded side is more comfortable.

• Do not chew gum.

• If the tablet does not stick to the gum or falls out within 6 hours, put the tablet back in.

• If the tablet is swallowed within 6 hours, drink a glass of water. Apply new tablet.

• If the tablet falls off or is swallowed after 6 hours, do not replace until next dose.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

• Read the package insert for more details.

Created: 2010-09-08 08:17:03.0

Modified: 2010-09-28 09:02:02.0

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