Miconazole Oral

Reviewed on 9/20/2021

What Is Miconazole Oral Used For and How Does it Work?

Miconazole oral is used for local treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis.

  • Miconazole oral is available under the following different brand names: Oravig.

What Are Dosages of Miconazole Oral?

Dosages of Miconazole Oral:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Buccal Tablet

  • 50 mg
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

  • Indicated for local treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis
  • Adults and children 16 years and older Apply 50 mg buccal tab to gum region once daily for 14 consecutive days
  • Children under 16 years: Safety and efficacy not established


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Oral?

Side effects of false unicorn root include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Changes in taste
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Miconazole Oral?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Miconazole oral has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Miconazole oral has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Miconazole oral has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Miconazole oral has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Miconazole Oral?


  • This medication contains miconazole oral. Do not take Oravig if you are allergic to miconazole oral or any ingredients contained in this drug.


  • Hypersensitivity to miconazole or other components
  • Milk protein allergy

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Oral?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Miconazole Oral?"


  • Monitor closely in patients with a history of allergic reaction to other azole antifungals; discontinue immediately at the first sign of hypersensitivity
  • No formal drug interaction studies have been performed with miconazole buccal administration
  • Coadministration of miconazole (topical, intravaginal, oral administration) with warfarin has resulted in enhancement of anticoagulant effect; closely monitor for evidence of bleeding, prothrombin time, and INR
  • Known CYP2C9 and CYP3A4 inhibitor; although the systemic absorption is minimal and plasma concentrations are substantially lower than when given intravenously (IV), the potential for interaction with drugs metabolized via CYP2C9 and CYP3A4 (e.g., oral hypoglycemics, phenytoin, ergot alkaloids) cannot be ruled out

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use miconazole oral with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown whether miconazole oral is distributed in breast milk. Caution is advised while breastfeeding.

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