What is miconazole topical?
Miconazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing.
Miconazole vaginal is used to treat vaginal candida (yeast) infections.
Miconazole vaginal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
If this is the first time that you have ever had symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, consult your doctor before using this medication.
Do not use miconazole vaginal if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Before using miconazole vaginal, talk to your doctor if you have
- a fever,
- abdominal pain,
- foul-smelling discharge,
- diabetes, or
- HIV or AIDS.
You may not be able to use miconazole vaginal, or you may require special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (e.g., panty hose) that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Miconazole may damage a condom or diaphragm. Use another form of birth control while using miconazole vaginal.
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An overdose of miconazole vaginal is unlikely. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that miconazole vaginal has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
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Stop using miconazole vaginal and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. These include burning, itching, irritation of the skin, and an increased need to urinate.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Do not use miconazole vaginal without first talking to your doctor if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin). Special monitoring or a dosage adjustment may be necessary.
Avoid using other vaginal creams or douches at the same time as miconazole vaginal unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with miconazole vaginal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
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