Common English name: miconazole for fungal skin infection
Brand: Daktarin, Daktacort
Application: Fungal infections of the skin
Miconazole drug information for fungal skin infections
Medication Information: Although many fungi live on our skin without causing damage, some of them can cause infections. The most common fungal infections belong to the Tinea family. Athletes’ foot disease is a common infection of the toes caused by a fungus of this family. Infections caused by fungi and yeasts can affect other areas of the body as well. These infections include downy mildew, groin urticaria, nail infections, and sweaty rashes. It reduces the symptoms of this type of skin infection by killing the fungi that cause the disease.
Although miconazole can be obtained with a prescription from pharmacies, a variety of combination ointments can also be obtained without a prescription from pharmacies. For more information on miconazole for oral thrush and miconazole for vaginal thrush, refer to the relevant link.
Contraindications Miconazole for fungal skin infections
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Miconazole drug interaction for fungal skin infections
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking miconazole
Your doctor should be aware of the following to make sure this medicine is right for your condition:
• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Although miconazole has not been shown to pose a risk to infants, any medication should be taken under the supervision of a physician while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements. This is important because miconazole can affect the action of anticoagulants, such as warfarin.
• If you have ever been allergic to any medications or skin creams.
Possible side effects of miconazole for fungal skin infections
Miconazole is very unlikely to cause serious side effects. Miconazole may initially cause skin irritation and in some people may cause mild skin allergies such as redness and itching. Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be caused by this medicine.
How to store miconazole for fungal skin infections
• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Store Doctacort cream (miconazole with hydrocortisone) in the refrigerator.