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Miconazole Cream 2% 15g


Miconazole Cream 2% 15g

Miconazole Cream 2% 15g

 

Product Name
Miconazole Cream 2% 15g
Also known as Daktarin, Monistat or Desenex.
Active Ingredient
Miconazole
Manufacturer
Multichem
Product Type
Antifungal
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

Miconazole Cream 2% contains miconazole, a broad-spectrum antifungal that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections of the skin due to the dermatophyte fungus Tinea or ringworm, and the yeast Candida. 

This product has been discontinued, but we do have alternatives below.

Miconazole Cream general information

What is Miconazole Cream used for?

Miconazole Cream 2% is used as a topical treatment for fungal infections of the skin due to the dermatophyte fungus tinea, also known as ringworm, that affects many parts of the body causing infections like athlete's foot (tinea pedis), tinea of the body (tinea corporis), and tinea of the groin or jock itch (tinea cruris).  Miconazole Cream 2% is also used for fungal infections of the skin due to the yeast Candida, which causes cutaneous candidiasis (thrush), characterised by itchy red rash on various parts of the body, usually in warm, moist creased areas of skin, like under the arms and in the groin.  Miconazole Cream 2% helps clear the infection and relieve symptoms such as itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling and discomfort.

How does Miconazole Cream work?

Miconazole Cream 2% contains miconazole, a broad-spectrum antifungal belonging to the imidazole group that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections of the skin.  Miconazole in Miconazole Cream 2% is absorbed through the skin and kills the fungus by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells.  This action of miconazole in Miconazole Cream 2% weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus, preventing the infection from spreading and relieving symptoms of the infection.

What does Miconazole Cream contain?

Miconazole Cream contains the active ingredient miconazole (2%) a broad-spectrum antifungal that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections of the skin.  It also contains cetomacrogol 1000, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, monobasic sodium phosphate dehydrate, propylene glycol, purified water, simeticone, stearic acid

Treating fungal infection with Miconazole Cream

Miconazole Cream 2% contains miconazole, a broad-spectrum antifungal that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections of the skin due to the dermatophyte fungus tinea, also known as ringworm, that affects many parts of the body causing infections like athlete's foot (tinea pedis), tinea of the body (tinea corporis), and tinea of the groin or jock itch (tinea cruris).  Miconazole Cream 2% is also used for  fungal infections of the skin due to the yeast Candida, which causes cutaneous candidiasis (thrush), usually in warm, moist creased areas of skin, like under the arms and in the groin.  Miconazole in Miconazole Cream 2% works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells, which weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out and kills the fungus, preventing the infection from spreading, which relieves symptoms of the infection such as itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling and discomfort.

What are the side effects of Miconazole Cream?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Miconazole Cream include skin irritation at the site of application such as burning sensation, rash and itching.

When should Miconazole Cream not be used?

You should not use Miconazole Cream if you:

  • are allergic to miconazole or any ingredients in Miconazole Cream
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor

How should Miconazole Cream be used?

You should apply your Miconazole Cream 2% to the affected area and rub gently into the skin once or twice daily depending on what you are being treated for and the severity of the infection.  You should continue your course of treatment with Miconazole Cream for 2-6 weeks, depending on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation, until signs and symptoms of the infection has disappeared.  Wash your hands to prevent spreading the infection and do not get the cream into your eyes. 

How long should you use Miconazole Cream?

You should continue your course of treatment with Miconazole Cream for 2-6 weeks, depending on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation, until signs and symptoms of the infection has disappeared. 

Missed dose of Miconazole Cream

If you miss a dose of Miconazole Cream apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to apply the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not apply a double dose.

How should Miconazole Cream be stored?

You should store your Miconazole Cream below 25°C in a cool dry place. 

 

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