Micostat 7

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Generic Name: Micostat 7 Brand Name(s): Micostat 7 and Micostat 7.

Uses

What is Micostat 7® (miconazole) used for?

Micostat 7® is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Micostat 7® 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.

How should I take Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the spray form, shake the bottle well before applying. Dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.

Apply enough medication to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying this medication, wash your hands. Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Do not apply this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting Micostat 7®. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

How do I store Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Micostat 7® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Micostat 7® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Micostat 7® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Micostat 7® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • This is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort.
  • You have vaginal yeast infections often (e.g., once a month or 3 in 6 months).

Patients should be advised to notify their physician if symptoms have not improved after completion of the treatment period and to discontinue use if increased signs of irritation or sensitivity (e.g., redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, oozing) develop.

Patients should be reevaluated and the diagnosis reconsidered if no improvement is noted after completion of the treatment period.

Patients should not use Micostat 7® vaginal cream or suppositories if they have abdominal pain, fever, or offensive-smelling vaginal discharge.

Patients should avoid sexual intercourse during use of intravaginal Micostat 7® suppositories.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Micostat 7® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Micostat 7®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

If any of the following side effects occur while taking Micostat 7® topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

  • Blistering
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Skin rash
  • Other sign of skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Cramping
  • Pain
  • Bleeding

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Micostat 7® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Anisindione
  • Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Dicumarol
  • Jantoven (warfarin)
  • Miradon (anisindione)
  • Warfarin

Does food or alcohol interact with Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Micostat 7® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Micostat 7® (miconazole)?

Micostat 7® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:

  • A blood disease porphyria
  • A history of liver disease
  • Exposed to HIV
  • Stomach, shoulder, or lower back pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Vomiting

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Micostat 7® (miconazole).

What is the dose of Micostat 7® (miconazole) for an adult?

Vaginal Candidiasis – Vaginal suppository:

1 day therapy: Insert 1200 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 1 day.

3 day therapy: Insert 200 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 3 days.

7 day therapy: Insert 100 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 7 days.

Vaginal creamIntravaginally:

2% cream: Insert one applicatorful intravaginally at bedtime for 3 to 7 days.

4% cream: Insert one applicatorful intravaginally at bedtime for 3 days.

Topically: Apply to external vulvar area twice a day for up to 7 days, as needed.

Tinea Corporis

Topical cream, ointment, powder, spray, or tincture: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 4 weeks.

Tinea Pedis

Topical cream, ointment, powder, spray, or tincture: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 4 weeks.

Cutaneous Candidiasis

Topical cream, ointment, powder, or spray: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 2 weeks.

Tinea Cruris

Topical cream, ointment, powder, or spray: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 2 weeks.

Tinea Versicolor

Topical cream: Apply a thin layer to affected areas once a day.

Clinical and mycological clearing usually occur after 2 weeks of therapy.

A physician should be consulted before initiating treatment of a vaginal condition. Some vaginal conditions have symptoms similar to a yeast infection, such as sexually transmitted disease (STD) or a tubal pregnancy.

In patients with frequent recurrent candidal vaginitis, it is important to consider factors that predispose to infection (other drugs and/or the use tight-fitting garments).

What is the dose of Micostat 7® (miconazole) for a child?

Vaginal Candidiasis (12 years or older)

Vaginal suppository:

  • 1 day therapy: Insert 1200 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 1 day.
  • 3 day therapy: Insert 200 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 3 days.
  • 7 day therapy: Insert 100 mg suppository intravaginally at bedtime for 7 days.

Vaginal cream:

  • 2% cream: Insert one applicatorful intravaginally at bedtime for 3 to 7 days.
  • 4% cream: Insert one applicatorful intravaginally at bedtime for 3 days.
  • Topically: Apply to external vulvar area twice a day for up to 7 days, as needed.

Tinea Corporis (2 years or older)

Topical cream, ointment, powder, spray, or tincture: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 4 weeks.

Tinea Pedis (2 years or older)

Topical cream, ointment, powder, spray, or tincture: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 4 weeks.

Cutaneous Candidiasis (2 years or older)

Topical cream, ointment, powder, or spray: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 2 weeks.

Tinea Cruris (2 years or older)

Topical cream, ointment, powder, or spray: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day for 2 weeks.

How is Micostat 7® (miconazole) available?

Micostat 7® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 100mg, Topical cream

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Micostat 7®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Review Date: April 10, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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