Micogel 2% Tube
|US Brand Name||Monistat Cream|
About the brand
Micogel (2%) is a brand of Cipla.
About the drug
Micogel cream is marketed by Cipla laboratories.
Active ingredient in Micogel cream is miconazole nitrate.
Micogel cream is primarily used for treatment of vulvar vaginal candidiasis and wide variety of skin and mucous membrane fungal infections.
US Brands Equivalent to miconazole nitrate the salt in Micogel(2%)
Monistat is US brand equivalent to Micogel (2%).
Use of miconazole nitrate the salt in Micogel
1)Vulvar vaginal candidiasis: It is an infection caused by Candida albicans in the vagina associated with an itchy rash of the vulva. Micogel cream causes increased cellular permeability of the fungus and cause leakage of contents and thereby inhibits the fungal growth.
2)Nail infections: Micogel is also used to treat certain nail infections like paronychia. It acts by preventing the growth of fungi and increasing cellular permeability.
How do Micogel works?
It helps in preventing the formation of a fungal cell membrane and weakening it and thereby killing the fungi.
It is an imidazole derivative antifungal agent.
Manufacturer of Micogel(2%)
Micogel(2%) having 15g of miconazole nitrate is manufactured by Cipla laboratories. It is mainly marketed and supplied by the company and its associates in India.
Strength and Dosage of Micogel(2%)
Micogel (2%) having 15g of miconazole nitrate
As directed by the doctor
How to apply the drug?
Micogel cream for fungal infections: is usually applied two times daily to the lesions by rubbing the cream to the affected area with a finger. The duration of therapy usually varies between 2 -3 weeks depending on the severity of the infection. Treatment should be continued for at least one week after the disappearance of the lesion. Consult your doctor for the application.
For nail infections: Apply the cream once or twice daily to the lesions. Treatment should be prolonged for 10 days after all lesions have disappeared to prevent relapse.
More information will be given by your doctor.
Adverse Effects / Side effects of Micogel:
The probable side effects of miconazole nitrate includes skin irritation, hives, itching, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever, wheezing, tightness in the chest or throat, trouble breathing or talking, unusual hoarseness, swelling of the mouth, face, stomach upset, cramps ,anorexia, anaphylaxis, nausea and vomiting.
How long should Micogel(2%) be continued?
Micogel is usually taken between 2-6 weeks depending upon the severity of the infection. Use the drug as ordered by the doctor. Consult your doctor regarding the intake and stoppage of the drug. Do not take a decision on your own.
Overdose Effects salt miconazole nitrate in Micogel (2%)
If overdose of a drug has occurred, contact your doctor immediately.
Dose of Micogel (2%) missed?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at a time. Overdose can cause serious side effects.
Drug Interaction with miconazole nitrate:
Due to the limited availability of the drug in the bloodstream after topical application, clinically relevant interactions are rare. However, in patients on oral anticoagulants, such as warfarin, caution should be taken.
When not to take Micogel (2%)?
Do not take Micogel (2%) if you have allergic reactions with the salt or excipients’ present in the drug.
General information about Micogel(2%):
• Do not share your drug with others.
• Talk with your doctor before starting any new drug.
• Wash your hands before and after use.
• Use at bedtime for best results.
• Avoid swimming for 9 to 12 hours after using this drug.
• Do not have sex while taking this drug.
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