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Micatin Cream is an antifungal cream that is used to treat skin infections caused by fungal organisms, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It contains 2% miconazole nitrate, which is the active ingredient that kills the fungus and relieves the symptoms of the infection. Miconazole works by eliminating the fungal or yeast overgrowth that is causing the infection.
Micatin is available in the form of a cream and is applied topically to the affected area. It is available over the counter without a prescription. It should be used as directed by the label, and if symptoms persist, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.
Uses and Dosage
Use the medication as directed by a healthcare provider and to continue treatment for the full prescribed course of therapy to ensure complete resolution of the infection.
To use Micatin Cream, follow the instructions on the label provided by the manufacturer or as directed by a healthcare professional. Here are some general instructions:
- Clean and dry the affected area before applying the cream.
- Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and rub it in gently.
- Wash your hands after applying the cream.
- Use the cream twice a day (morning and night) or as directed by the label.
Use Micatin Cream regularly and as directed to get the most benefit from it. Dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Common Side Effects of Micatin (Miconazole Nitrate non-Rx):
- Decreased lung function
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle stiffness
- Numbness or tingly feeling in or around the mouth
- Runny nose
- Spinning sensation
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Micatin (Miconazole Nitrate non-Rx):
- Sudden chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath
- Dry cough, or cough with mucus
- Low white blood cell counts fever, mouth sores, skin sores, sore throat
- Liver problems
- Arm or leg weakness
- Feeling unsteady
- High fever
- Loss of coordination
- Profuse sweating, or tremors
- Severe headache
- Slurred speech
- Trouble walking
- Very stiff muscles
- Serious eye symptoms such as
- Sudden vision loss
- Blurred vision
- Tunnel vision
- Eye pain or swelling
- Seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as
- Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats
- Fluttering in the chest
- Lightheartedness, or passing out
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden dizziness
Form and strength
Micatin (Miconazole Nitrate non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Do not use Micatin cream for longer than the duration recommended by the label or healthcare professional.
- Do not use Micatin cream on large areas of the body or for a prolonged period without consulting a healthcare professional.
- If the symptoms do not improve after seven days of treatment or worsen, stop using Micatin cream and consult a healthcare professional.
- Do not use the cream on broken or damaged skin or on areas with a skin infection caused by bacteria or viruses.
- Avoid getting Micatin cream in your eyes or mouth, and do not swallow the cream.
- Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as they may recommend using a different antifungal treatment.
- Some people may experience skin irritation, redness, or itching after using Micatin cream. If this occurs, stop using the cream and consult a healthcare professional.
- If you have a history of allergies to antifungal medications or other types of medications, tell your healthcare professional before using Micatin Cream.
- Keep Micatin cream out of reach of children and pets.
- Store Micatin cream at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Micatin Cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare professional before using Micatin Cream.
Can Micatin Cream be used on children?
Yes, Micatin Cream can be used on children, but consult a healthcare professional before use.
Can I use Micatin Cream if I have sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, consult a healthcare professional before using Micatin Cream to ensure that it is safe for you to use.
What should I do if I accidentally swallow Micatin Cream?
If you accidentally swallow Micatin Cream, contact a poison control center or healthcare professional immediately.
It's important to purchase Micatin from verified Canadian pharmacy.