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Monistat-Derm Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Monistat-Derm (miconazole nitrate 2%) Cream is an antifungal drug available in generic form used for topical application in the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris, and tinea corporis. There have been isolated reports of irritation, maceration, and allergic contact dermatitis.

Monostat-Derm contains 2% miconazole nitrate. Sufficient Monistat-Derm Cream should be applied to cover affected areas twice daily (morning and evening) in patients with tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, and cutaneous candidiasis, and once daily in patients with tinea versicolor. If Monistat-Derm Cream is used in intertriginous areas it should be applied sparingly and smoothly to avoid maceration effects. If a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation should occur, use of the medication should be discontinued. Avoid introduction of Monistat-Derm Cream into the eyes. Monostat-Derm is for topical use only; the FDA suggests pregnant and nursing women discuss use of this drug. Currently, there are no contraindications for topical use of Monostat-Derm.

Our Monistat-Derm (miconazole nitrate 2%) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Monistat-Derm in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Serious side effects of miconazole topical use are not expected. Stop using miconazole topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Monistat-Derm (Miconazole)

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Monistat-Derm Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blistering, oozing, open sores.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Monistat-Derm (Miconazole)

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Monistat-Derm FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


There have been isolated reports of irritation, burning, maceration, and allergic contact dermatitis associated with the application of MONISTAT-DERM (miconazole) .

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Monistat-Derm (Miconazole)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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