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Micatin is an over the counter medication used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. Micatin belongs to a group of drugs called azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus that causes the infection.
This medication comes in cream, lotion, powder, spray liquid, and spray powder to be applied to the affected area.
No common side effects have been reported for Micatin.
Uses of Micatin
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.
Micatin Drug Class
Micatin is part of the drug class:
Imidazole and triazole derivatives
Do not use miconazole if you:
- are allergic to miconazole (M-Zole, Monistat, Vusion)
- are allergic to milk protein concentrate
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in miconazole
Before taking miconazole, tell your doctor if you:
- have liver problems
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
- 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
What is Micatin (miconazole topical)?
Miconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Miconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.
Miconazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin), and yeast infections of the skin.
Miconazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I use Micatin (miconazole topical)?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take by mouth. Miconazole topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds.
Miconazole topical is not for use in the vagina or rectum.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication, unless you are treating a skin condition on your hands.
Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the cream, lotion, spray, or powder once or twice daily as directed for 2 to 4 weeks.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antifungal medicine.
Call your doctor if the infection does not clear up in 2 weeks (or 4 weeks for athlete's foot), or if it appears to get worse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
For the Consumer
Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture
Along with its needed effects, miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Micatin) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical:
- Blistering, burning, redness, skin rash, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine