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Miconol

Composition:
Each 15 gm contains:
Miconazole nitrate         0.3 gm

Properties:
Miconazole nitrate is a synthetic antifungal agent which inhibits the growth of the common dermatophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum, the yeast-like fungus, Candida albicans, and the organism responsible for tinea versicolor (Malassezia furfur).

Indications & usage:
Miconol cream is indicated for topical application in the treatment of fungus & yeast infections of the skin:
-    Tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
-    Tinea cruris
-    Tinea corporis caused by Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum
-    In the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis (moniliasis)
-    In the treatment of tinea versicolor

Contraindications:
Miconol cream has no known contraindications.

Side effects:
There have been isolated reports of irritation, burning, maceration, and allergic contact dermatitis associated with application of Miconol cream.

Warnings & precautions:
- If irritation occurs or if there is no improvement within 4 weeks, discontinue use & consult the physician.
- Do not use for diaper rash.
- Do not use in patients known to be sensitive to any ingredients in this product.
- The cream is for external use only. Avoid introduction of Miconol cream into the eyes.

Overdosage:
Overdose of Miconol cream in humans has not been reported.

Dosage & administration:
-    Sufficient Miconol cream should be applied to cover affected areas twice daily (morning & evening) in patients with tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis & cutaneous candidiasis, and once daily in patients with tinea versicolor. If miconol cream is used in intertriginous areas, it should be applied sparingly & smoothed in well to avoid maceration effects.
-    Early relief of symptoms (2 to 3 days) is experienced by the majority of patients & clinical improvement may be seen fairly soon after treatment is begun, however, candida infections & tinea cruris & corporis should be treated for two weeks & tinea pedis for one month in order to reduce the possibility of recurrence.
-    If a patient shows no clinical improvement after a month of treatment, the diagnosis should be redetermined. Patients with tinea versicolor usually exhibit clinical & mycological clearing after two weeks of treatment.

Therapeutic category: Topical antifungal.

Legal category: Prescription only medicine.

Package:
Tubes each containing 15 gm.
Storage: Store at a temperature below 30º C, protect from light.

THIS IS A MEDICAMENT
Medicament is a product, which affects your health and its consumption contrary to instructions is dangerous for you. Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription, the method of use and the instructions of the pharmacist who sold the medicament.
- The doctor and the pharmacist are the experts in medicines, their benefits and risks.
- Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment prescribed.
- Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor.
- Keep all medicaments out of reach of children.

Council of Arab Health Ministers, Union of Arab Pharmacists.