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Monistat-Derm

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
Monistat-Derm Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/19/2015

Monistat-Derm (miconazole nitrate 2%) Cream is an antifungal drug used for topical application in the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris, and tinea corporis. Monistat-Derm is available in generic form. Side effects of Monistat-Derm Cream include burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin.

A sufficient dose of Monistat-Derm Cream should be applied to cover affected areas twice daily (morning and evening). Monistat-Derm Cream may interact with other topical medications used at the same time. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Monistat-Derm Cream. It is unknown if Monistat-Derm Cream will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Monistat-Derm Cream passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

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.

Monistat-Derm Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using miconazole topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe blistering, redness, or irritation of treated skin.

Common side effects may include:

  • itching, peeling, or dry skin.

Although the risk of serious side effects is low when miconazole topical is applied to the skin, side effects can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream, including:

  • dry mouth, sore tongue, tooth pain, red or swollen gums;
  • altered sense of taste;
  • nausea, diarrhea; or
  • headache.

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.

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

Monistat-Derm Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

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)

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© Monistat-Derm Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Monistat-Derm Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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