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Micatin spray powder is an antifungal over-the-counter medication used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It contains the active ingredient 2% miconazole nitrate and works by killing the bacteria and fungus that cause these infections.
Micatin spray powder should not be taken orally and is applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. It is powder may not be effective for all types of fungal infections and consult with a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.
Use and Dosage
Micatin Spray Powder should be applied to the affected area twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.
To use Micatin Spray Powder, shake the bottle well before use. Hold the can about 4-6 inches away from the affected skin and spray a thin layer of the powder over the affected area. It should be applied twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.
If you are using the aerosol powder form of Miconazole, shake it well before using and spray it from a distance of 6-10 inches onto the affected area. Be careful not to inhale the fumes from the spray. Continue using Micatin Spray Powder for the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve after a few days. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Micatin Spray Powder, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Micatin Spray Powder (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx):
- Change in taste
- Upper stomach (abdominal) pain
Serious Side Effects of Micatin Spray Powder (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx):
- Skin rash or hives
- Swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat
- Trouble swallowing or breathing
Forms and Strength
Micatin Spray Powder (Miconazole Nitrate non - Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Micatin Spray Powder: Spray Powder
- Micatin Spray Powder will not work to treat nail or scalp infections.
- Micatin should not be used if you are allergic to miconazole.
- There are possible drug interactions with other prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products. It is recommended to keep a list of all the products you use.
- Give your healthcare provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you take before using Micatin.
- Micatin is not known whether miconazole is distributed into milk, therefore caution should be exercised during lactation.
- As with any medication, follow the dosage instructions carefully and do not exceed the recommended amount.
- Micatin Spray Powder should not be used for diaper rash treatment or with other antifungal agents applied to the same area.
- If symptoms do not improve within 2 to 4 weeks of using Micatin, consult your healthcare provider.
- Micatin Spray Powder can cause skin irritation, including burning, itching, and redness, in some people.
- If you experience any allergic reactions such as rash, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing after using Micatin Spray Powder, stop using it and seek immediate medical attention.
- Use caution when applying Micatin Spray Powder near the eyes, mouth, nose, or genitals.
- Children and elderly patients may be more sensitive to the side effects of Micatin Spray Powder and require lower doses. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using it on these individuals.
- Do not cover the treated area with bandages or dressings unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
- Micatin Spray Powder is for external use only and should not be ingested or applied to open wounds.
- Store Micatin Spray Powder at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Micatin Spray Powder available without a prescription?
Yes, Micatin Spray Powder is available without a prescription. However, follow the instructions on the label and consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Can I apply Micatin Spray Powder to broken or irritated skin?
No, you should not apply Micatin Spray Powder to broken or irritated skin.
How long does it take for Micatin Spray Powder to work?
The length of treatment with Micatin Spray Powder depends on the type and severity of the fungal infection. Follow the recommended treatment duration specified on the package label or as advised by your doctor.
Is Micatin Spray Powder safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
The safety of Micatin Spray Powder during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established. Consult with your doctor before using Micatin Spray Powder if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It's important to purchase Micatin Spray Powder from verified Canadian pharmacy.