Miconazole — instructions for applying ointments, suppositories and tablets
Ointment Miconazole and the instruction on its application
Miconazole ointment is an antifungal drug for external application. The medication destroys great fungi of all known strains, and actively opposed by some gram-positive bacteria, for example, such as staphylococci and streptococci. The main active ingredient of the drug is the eponymous ingredient is miconazole, it is part of most antifungal medicines, which is released under various commercial names.
- Release form and principle of operation
- Indications for use
- Method of application
- Analogs of Miconazole and patient testimonials
Release form and principle of operation
On the shelves of pharmacies you can find several forms of medication, there are candles Miconazole tablets Miconazole cream Miconazole. All kinds of drugs, despite differences in usage, have the same principle — they disrupt the synthesis of the estragole and alter the lipid composition of cell membranes of the fungus, which inevitably leads to his death. Ointment with miconazole can remove itching, flaking of the skin in the area of fungal infection and burning. They also have a hyperosmolar effect, which decrease the exudation, and the skin in the genital area are not formed moist erythema.
Miconazole can be used as a key component in the treatment of fungal infections, and as an additional medication in the treatment of combined bacterial-fungal infections.
In addition of miconazole to the ointment include fatty acid esters, mineral oil and purified water, which provides good dissolution, and subsequently, accelerates the release of active substance. The drug is well tolerated by patients, the maximum concentration of miconazole in blood is reached within 30 minutes after oral administration, 2 hours after topical application or administration of a suppository. Excreted from the body the residue of the active substance through the intestines 24 hours. Pharmacies ointment with miconazole over the counter or by prescription.
Indications for use
Miconazole instructions for use recommends the use of for the therapy of fungal lesions mucous membranes and skin. Not rarely Miconazole cream is prescribed, even of nail fungus. Miconazole gel is used for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, a fungal balanite in men, secondary infection of the vaginal streptococci after treatment of vaginitis. Miconazole candle women can be administered as prophylaxis before operational intervention and before birth to prevent the development of fungal infection in the postoperative period.
Negatively appear therapy ointments on the basis of miconazole, can pregnant women, people with impaired liver function and in patients with hypersensitivity of the organism. Contraindications to the use of medication is not expired.
If during the treatment the cream or suppositories marked redness of the skin, increases itching and additional symptoms, should stop using them and consult a doctor. It is likely that you have a personal intolerance to some components of the drug.
Method of application
The drug must appoint a qualified person, he must adjust the scheme and the duration of use of drugs against fungal infections. As a rule, the doctor prescribes for the treatment of thrush for 4 pills a day. They need to drink plenty of water. The effect of the drugs depends on the meal. Cream applied in a thin layer on the mucous membrane of the vagina or the penis — when balanitis, twice a day. As for the suppositories, they are prescribed only to women. Introduce the suppository deep into the vagina, twice a day for 14 days.
Discontinue therapy after the disappearance of the first symptoms, is strictly prohibited, likely that will mark the relapse of fungal infection. The drug is not addictive, so it can used for a long time.
By incorrect use or disregard of contraindications, may experience side effects, including:
- itching, burning and rashes in the area of application of the cream;
- swelling of the skin;
- the selection of the penis;
- in oral administration it is noted nausea, vomiting, violation of the chair;
- pain in the abdomen;
- sleep disturbance;
- loss of appetite.
It is not rare in women there is a violation of the cycle, reduced libido, and also slows blood clotting and start bleeding.
Guidance on the use of Miconazole says that we should not mix the drug with alcohol, as the principle of its operation can be disrupted and cause a number of complications.
Analogs of Miconazole and patient testimonials
Among the drugs with a similar principle of operation, noted the drugs with such names:
The above drugs are dispensed by prescription and can have several contraindications, so before use carefully read the leaflet instruction.
In General, the drug Miconazole feedback is only positive, because its cost is quite affordable, and the effect the drug gives very quickly, has wide spectrum of action. Dozens of people were cured of the fungal infection and yeast infections by using drugs on the basis of miconazole and that’s what they say themselves:
Maria 26 years.
Up to 25 years knew about yeast infection only the words of her friends and advertising photos in magazines, which promoted different means to treat it. Don’t know what caused the development of fungus I have, but at the next examination, the doctor diagnosed thrush. To treat I was prescribed the ointment Miconazole, already prepared for the high financial costs, know what these drugs are expensive, but after hearing how much the drug at one time. The tool was very affordable, and most importantly effective. Last week I felt an improvement but the doctor said to continue applying the cream for another week so that the fungus has not returned.
Very wary of drugs as suffer the increased sensitivity of the organism. The slightest excess of dosage I have can cause allergic reactions and even anaphylactic shock. After surgery, I was faced with symptoms of thrush. The choice of drug for therapy became for me a real nightmare, because it was necessary to find effective means, inexpensive and, most importantly, to side effects were not given. One of the options the doctor chose to Miconazole suppositories. Before the introduction of vaginal candle in advance put next to the phone to call an ambulance if the reaction starts, but all went well, the thrush went away after a few days, and no consequences were not.