Name: Anti-Fungal

Uses of Anti-Fungal

Miconazole is a prescription antifungal medicine used in adults to treat fungal (yeast) infections of the mouth and the throat.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


Anti-Fungal Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Miconazole may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how miconazole works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • a diabetes medicine
  • phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • an ergot medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an ergot medicine.
  • the blood thinner medicine warfarin sodium (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.


Anti-Fungal Food Interactions

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with miconazole and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

Anti-Fungal and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if miconazole passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use miconazole.

Anti-Fungal Dosage

Take miconazole exactly as prescribed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended dosing schedule for miconazole is the application of one 50 mg buccal tablet to the upper gum region once daily for 14 consecutive days.


Other Requirements

  • Store miconazole between 68 to 77 °F (20 to 25°C)
  • Keep miconazole dry
  • Keep miconazole and all medicine out of the reach of children