Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Keep this medicine away from the eyes.

Apply enough miconazole to cover the affected area, and rub in gently.

To use the aerosol powder form of miconazole:

  • Shake well before using.
  • From a distance of 6 to 10 inches, spray the powder on the affected areas. If it is used on the feet, spray it between the toes, on the feet, and in the socks and shoes.
  • Do not inhale the powder.
  • Do not use near heat, near open flame, or while smoking.

To use the aerosol solution form of miconazole:

  • Shake well before using.
  • From a distance of 4 to 6 inches, spray the solution on the affected areas. If it is used on the feet, spray it between the toes and on the feet.
  • Do not inhale the vapors from the spray.
  • Do not use near heat, near open flame, or while smoking.

To use the powder form of miconazole:

  • If the powder is used on the feet, sprinkle it between the toes, on the feet, and in the socks and shoes.

When miconazole is used to treat certain types of fungus infections of the skin, an occlusive dressing (airtight covering, such as kitchen plastic wrap) should not be applied over this medicine. To do so may cause irritation of the skin. Do not apply an occlusive dressing over this medicine unless you have been directed to do so by your doctor.

To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your condition has improved. Do not miss any doses.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For aerosol powder, aerosol solution, cream , and powder dosage forms:
    • For fungus infections:
      • Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin two times a day, morning and evening.
  • For cream and lotion dosage forms:
    • For sun fungus:
      • Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Store the canister at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.