Micatin Cream provides effective treatment of athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm when used for the full treatment period. Relieves itching, scaling, burning and discomfort.
2% Miconazole nitrate cream USP
Non-Medicinal Ingredients (alphabetical):
benzoic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, mineral oil, peglicol 5 oleate, pegoxol 7 stearate, purifired water
For external use only. Do not use this medication for children under 2 years of age unless recommended by a doctor.
Micronazole topical is not to be used for infection of nails. Contact your doctor if you have a fungal nail infection.
Miconazole topical reduces the effectiveness of latex condoms and diaphragms. Use of alternative forms of birth control while using this medication is recommended.
Cleanse skin with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Rub a thin layer of cream on affected area twice per day. If there is no improvement within 2 weeks or it new irritation occurs following the full treatment period, discontinue use and consult a doctor. For athlete's foot, pay special attention to spaces between toes and wear well fitting, ventilated shoe sand cotton socks. Continue treatment for two weeks after symptoms have disappeared up to a maximum of 4 weeks. Jock itch and ringworm usually require 2 weeks to resolve, athlete's foot up to 4 weeks. For external use only. Do not use for infections of the scalp or nails.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Micatin should not be used by anyone who is allergic to miconazole or to any of the ingredients of the medication.
How does this medication work? what will it do for me?
Micatin belongs to the class of medications called antifungals. It is used to treat various skin infections caused by fungus or yeast. Micatin can be used to treat tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea corporis (ringworm), candidiasis (various yeast infections of the skin and mucous membranes), and tinea versicolor (patches of skin that are a different colour than the rest of the skin). Micatin works by killing the overgrowth of yeast and fungus that are causing the infection. It usually starts to work within a few days of starting treatment. Treatment may be needed for up 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the infection being treated.