miconazole oral (buccal) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using miconazole buccal (ORAVIG)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to miconazole or milk proteins.
To make sure you can safely use this medication, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any antifungal drug such as fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), itraconazole (Sporanox), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether miconazole will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether miconazole passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use miconazole buccal (ORAVIG)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Miconazole buccal is used each morning for 14 days in a row. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Brush your teeth before putting in a buccal tablet. Make sure your hands are dry before handling the tablet.
Place the rounded side of the tablet against your upper gum near your back teeth. Close your mouth and press your finger gently against the side of your cheek for 30 seconds to make sure the tablet stays in place.
Leave the tablet in place until the next morning. Switch the sides of your mouth each morning when using a new tablet.
If any pieces of the tablet remain in your mouth the next morning, rinse your mouth with water before using a new tablet.
Do not crush, chew, or break a miconazole buccal tablet. Do not swallow the tablet whole.
You may eat and drink normally while the tablet is in place, but avoid chewing gum.
During the first 6 hours after placing a buccal tablet in your mouth, if the tablet comes loose try putting it back into place. If it still comes loose, put in a new tablet. If you accidentally swallow a tablet within the first 6 hours of wearing time, drink a full glass of water and put in a new tablet.
After the first 6 hours, if a tablet comes loose or you accidentally swallow it, do not put in a new tablet. Wait until it is time for your next dose to put in a new tablet.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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