Micatin Foot Powder Side Effects

Generic Name: miconazole topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of miconazole topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Micatin Foot Powder.

Not all side effects for Micatin Foot Powder may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to miconazole topical: buccal mucosa tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Micatin Foot Powder). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking miconazole topical:

Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever or chills
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • lower back or side pain
  • nasal congestion
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Black, tarry stools
  • pale skin
  • shortness of breath
  • ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

Some of the side effects that can occur with miconazole topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common
  • Change in taste
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • itching skin
  • loss of taste
  • nausea
  • pain, redness, and swelling of the gums
  • sores on the tongue
  • toothache
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • loss of appetite
  • pain
  • upper abdominal or stomach pain
  • weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to miconazole topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tincture, vaginal cream, vaginal cream with applicator, vaginal kit, vaginal suppository, vaginal tampon

Local

Local side effects have been reported frequently with topical miconazole therapy. When administered intravaginally or topically, itching, burning and rash have been reported. Contact dermatitis, confirmed by patch testing, has been reported.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included headache.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.[Ref]

References

1. Tanenbaum L, Anderson C, Rosenberg MJ, Akers W "1% sulconazole cream v 2% miconazole cream in the treatment of tinea versicolor. A double-blind, multicenter study." Arch Dermatol 120 (1984): 216-9

2. Raulin C, Frosch PJ "Contact allergy to imidazole antimycotics." Contact Dermatitis 18 (1988): 76-80

3. Perret CM, Happle R "Contact allergy to miconazole." Contact Dermatitis 19 (1988): 75

4. Wade TR, Jones HE, Artis WA "Irritant and allergic reactions to topically applied Micatin cream." Contact Dermatitis 5 (1979): 168-70

5. "Product Information. Monistat (miconazole)." Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Raritan, NJ.

6. "Miconazole--a new topical antifungal drug." Med Lett Drugs Ther 16 (1974): 97-8

7. Baes H "Contact sensitivity to miconazole with ortho-chloro cross-sensitivity to other imidazoles." Contact Dermatitis 24 (1991): 89-93

8. Fernandez L, Maquiera E, Rodriguez F, Picans I, Duque S "Systemic contact dermatitis from miconazole." Contact Dermatitis 34 (1996): 217

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