Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Miconazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.

Do NOT use miconazole cream if you are allergic to any ingredient in miconazole cream and you have never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor

Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.


Before using miconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, econazole, or ketoconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Avoid contact with eyes.



Increased risk of bleeding with acenocoumarol, anisindione, dicumarol, phenindione, phenprocoumon, warfarin; hypoglycemia with glimepiride; cardiotoxicity with pimozide. May inhibit metabolism and increase plasma concentration of terfenadine, astemizole and cisapride. May increase risk of cyclosporine, phenytoin, phosphenytoin and trimetrexate toxicity; effects of opioid (e.g. fentanyl). Increase in bioavailability of tolterodine in people with weak CYP450 2D6 activity. May reduce metabolism of carbamazepine. Increased plasma concentration with oxybutinin and oxycodone.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, bring the victim to the hospital immediately.


Available brands:

  • Daktarin Cream (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Micoson (Ambio)
  • Micotran (Embil)

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