Micatin

Generic Name: Miconazole nitrate

  • What is this medication?

    Micatin contains an antifungal. It is intended to relieve itching, scaling, burning, and discomfort that can accompany athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Micatin?

    This product is for external use only.

    Do not use on children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

    Avoid contact with the eyes.

    If you have irritation, or if you do not have improvement within 4 weeks for athlete's foot or ringworm, or within 2 weeks for jock itch, stop using the product and talk to a doctor.

    The product is not effective for the scalp or nails.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If the product is accidentally ingested, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Micatin?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • What are the possible side effects of Micatin?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this drug.
  • What should I avoid while using Micatin?

    Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Micatin?

    If Micatin is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Micatin with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Micatin?

    Clean the affected area and dry it thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the product over the affected area twice daily, in the morning and at night, or as directed by a doctor. Supervise children in the use of this product.

    For treating athlete's foot and ringworm, use daily for 4 weeks. For treating jock itch, use daily for 2 weeks.

    When treating athlete's foot, pay particular attention to the spaces between the toes. Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes, and change your shoes and socks at least once daily.

  • How should I store Micatin?

    Store at room temperature.