What is miconazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Miconazole is an anti-fungal medication related to
fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and
clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex). It is used either on the skin or in the
for fungal infections. Miconazole was approved by the FDA in 1974.
What brand names are available for miconazole?
Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
Is miconazole available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for miconazole?
yes, but not for some formulations
What are the side effects of miconazole?
Irritation, burning, rash and itching have been reported by
patients using topical or vaginal miconazole.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/11/2017
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