Nizoral vs. Oravig

Are Nizoral and Oravig the Same Thing?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) and Oravig (miconazole) Buccal Tablets are antifungal medications used to treat candida (yeast) infections inside the mouth (oral thrush).

Nizoral is also indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

Side effects of Nizoral and Oravig that are similar include nausea, vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, and headache.

Side effects of Nizoral that are different from Oravig include itching or skin rash, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

Side effects of Oravig that are different from Nizoral include mouth discomfort, mouth sores, decreased sense of taste, unusual or unpleasant taste, irritation/pain in the mouth or tongue, diarrhea, cough, dry mouth, and tired feeling.

Both Nizoral and Oravig may interact with phenytoin, oral diabetes medications, and blood thinners.

Nizoral may also interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, rifampin, sedatives, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV/AIDS.

Oravig may also interact with insulin and ergot medicines.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nizoral?

Common side effects of Nizoral include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • breast swelling,
  • impotence, or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Nizoral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Oravig?

Common side effects of Oravig include:

  • mouth discomfort
  • sores
  • decreased sense of taste
  • unusual or unpleasant taste
  • irritation/pain in the mouth or tongue
  • nausea vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain
  • headache
  • cough
  • dry mouth
  • tired feeling.

What Is Nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal agent indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

What Is Oravig?

Oravig (miconazole) Buccal Tablets is an antifungal medication used to treat candida (yeast) infections inside the mouth.

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What Drugs Interact With Nizoral?

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Oravig?

Oravig may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor or dentist all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Oravig should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Nizoral Be Taken?

The recommended adult starting dose of Nizoral tablets is a single daily administration of 200 mg (one tablet).

How Should Oravig Be Taken?

The recommended dosing schedule for Oravig is the application of one 50 mg buccal tablet to the upper gum region (canine fossa) once daily for 14 consecutive days.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Nizoral Product Information

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf

Dailymed. Oravig Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a1bf6bf0-9197-4fc1-af9f-df7b9a1ad6ce

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