Drug Compare

Advertisement
 1  2  
  • Basic Info
Licensed from
               



To get info about second drug, type a name above.


What is this medicine?

MICONAZOLE (mi KON a zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • abdominal, back or shoulder pain
  • diabetes
  • fever or chills
  • foul- smelling vaginal discharge
  • HIV or AIDS
  • immune system problems
  • nausea, vomiting
  • vaginal itching or discomfort for the first time
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to miconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the vagina. It may also be applied to the external areas of skin around the vagina to decrease itching and discomfort. Do not take by mouth. Read package directions carefully before using. Wash hands before and after use. Use this medicine at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop using this medicine except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children under 13 years old.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • spermicides
  • warfarin
  • Do not use any other vaginal products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

    What should I watch for while using this medicine?

    Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within 3 days or if they last longer than 7 days.

    It is better not to have sex until you have finished your treatment. This medicine may damage condoms or diaphragms and cause them not to work properly. It may also decrease the effect of vaginal spermicides. Do not rely on any of these methods to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy while you are using this medicine.

    Vaginal medicines usually will come out of the vagina during treatment. To keep the medicine from getting on your clothing, wear a mini- pad or sanitary napkin. The use of tampons is not recommended since they may soak up the medicine. To help clear up the infection, wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, underwear.

               
 1  2  
               
Advertisement