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All about: Miconazole Lotion

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Generic Name: Miconazole Lotion (mi-KON-a-zole)
Brand Name: Zeasorb-AF

Miconazole Lotion is used for:

Treating athlete's foot, jock itch, or ringworm and relieving the itching, scaling, burning, and discomfort due to those conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Miconazole Lotion is an antifungal. It works by weakening the fungal cell membrane, which kills the fungus.

Do NOT use Miconazole Lotion if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Miconazole Lotion

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Miconazole Lotion:

Some medical conditions may interact with Miconazole Lotion. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Miconazole Lotion. Because little, if any, of Miconazole Lotion is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Miconazole Lotion may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Miconazole Lotion:

Use Miconazole Lotion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Shake well before using a dose of Miconazole Lotion.
  • Clean the affected area and dry it thoroughly.
  • Apply a thin layer of medicine over the affected area in the morning and evening unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Rub in gently.
  • Wash hands immediately after using Miconazole Lotion unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • For athlete's foot, pay special attention to the area between the toes. Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes, and change your shoes and socks at least once daily.
  • To clear up your infection completely, continue using Miconazole Lotion for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Supervise children in the use of this product.
  • If you miss a dose of Miconazole Lotion, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Miconazole Lotion.

Important safety information:

  • Miconazole Lotion is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. If you get Miconazole Lotion in your eyes, rinse them immediately with a generous amount of cool water.
  • If Miconazole Lotion is swallowed, contact a doctor or poison control center immediately.
  • Miconazole Lotion is flammable. Do not store or use near fire or other open flame. Do not use while smoking.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or dressing unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If there is no improvement of athlete's foot or ringworm within 4 weeks or jock itch within 2 weeks, or if your condition persists, contact your health care provider.
  • Miconazole Lotion is not effective on the scalp or nails.
  • Do not use on CHILDREN younger than 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Miconazole Lotion, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Miconazole Lotion during pregnancy. It is unknown if Miconazole Lotion is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Miconazole Lotion, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Miconazole Lotion:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Miconazole Lotion:

Store Miconazole Lotion at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Miconazole Lotion out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Miconazole Lotion, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Miconazole Lotion is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Miconazole Lotion. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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