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miconazole topical (cont.)

Who should not use miconazole topical?

Do not use miconazole topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

It is not known whether miconazole topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use miconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether miconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use miconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use miconazole topical?

Use miconazole topical exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the cream, lotion, spray, or powder once or twice daily as directed for 2 to 4 weeks.

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

If the infection does not clear up in 2 weeks (or 4 weeks for athlete's foot), or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Store miconazole topical 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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