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- Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Loteprednol Etabonate
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- Sodium Cromoglycate/Cromolyn
What is Miconazole–Fluocinolone used for?
Miconazole–Fluocinolone lotion/skin ointment is a topical medicine indicated for the treatment of a number of skin conditions, including fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot, ringworm & jock itch, as well as other skin disorders such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, angular cheilitis and seborrhea. With antifungal and antibacterial properties, Miconazole–Fluocinolone is beneficial in the treatment of vaginal yeast infections and oral yeast infections as well.
Miconazole–Fluocinolone is made up of 2 ingredients: 'Miconazole' (an antifungal agent) and 'Fluocinolone' (topical corticosteroid). Miconazole works by blocking the production of ergosterol (a component of fungal cell membranes), which prevents the growth of fungus. Fluocinolone works by decreasing the release of substances that cause inflammation. This action helps reduce itching, redness and swelling caused by the above skin conditions.
Miconazole–Fluocinolone may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
The dosage of Miconazole–Fluocinolone may vary based on the patient's age, gender, body weight, medical condition and response to treatment. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
- Wash your hands before and after applying the Miconazole–Fluocinolone skin ointment/lotion.
- Before applying the medicine, wash the affected area thoroughly and pat dry.
- Apply a thin layer of the ointment onto the affected area and rub it gently into the skin.
- Do not bandage or cover the treated area unless otherwise directed by your physician.
- Do not apply any other skin medications on the treated area without consulting your doctor.
- Do not use Miconazole–Fluocinolone product over a long period of time, or large areas of the skin.
What if you miss a dose of Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Miconazole–Fluocinolone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Miconazole–Fluocinolone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drug(s) could interact with Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
- Prednisone (oral)
- Sildenafil Citrate
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Miconazole–Fluocinolone. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are using any of the above-mentioned drugs.
Miconazole–Fluocinolone can interact with the following 'types' of medicines:
- other corticosteroids;
- HIV protease inhibitors;
- oral anticoagulants.
Usually drug interactions may occur when certain drugs are taken together. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about the intake of any prescription medications, over-the-counter products (non-prescription medications) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbals, which may increase the effect of Miconazole–Fluocinolone. This information can help your doctor to warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. It is also important to tell your healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or a family history of any medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
Like other medicines, Miconazole–Fluocinolone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Miconazole–Fluocinolone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Miconazole–Fluocinolone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Miconazole–Fluocinolone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Miconazole–Fluocinolone can cause the following side effects:
- dryness/burning/crusting/itching/peeling/irritation/thinning of the skin;
- stretch marks.
This may not be a complete list of all side effects of Miconazole–Fluocinolone. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Miconazole–Fluocinolone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
Is it possible for me to use Miconazole–Fluocinolone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
How will Miconazole–Fluocinolone work in my body?
How should Miconazole–Fluocinolone be used?
How to reduce the risk of Miconazole–Fluocinolone drug interactions and side effects?
What other important information should you know about Miconazole–Fluocinolone?
Before using Miconazole–Fluocinolone, make sure to tell your doctor if you
- have diabetes;
- have glaucoma;
- have cataract;
- have acne or rosacea;
- have immune disorder;
- have circulation disorder;
- are using other topical medications;
- are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Also, let your doctor know if you are allergic to Miconazole–Fluocinolone, other azole antifungal medications such as ketoconazole, econazole or clotrimazole, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medicines.
- Avoid the contact of Miconazole–Fluocinolone skin ointment/lotion with eyes. If Miconazole–Fluocinolone gets into your eyes, rinse with cold water.
- Avoid the use of birth control methods such as diaphragms and condoms while using Miconazole–Fluocinolone lotion/ointment for vaginal infections.
- Store the Miconazole–Fluocinolone skin ointment/lotion at room temperature, away from heat and light.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Miconazole–Fluocinolone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.