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Miconazole and Hydrocortisone

Generic Name: Miconazole and Hydrocortisone

Uses of Miconazole and Hydrocortisone:

  • It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Miconazole and Hydrocortisone?

  • If you are allergic to miconazole and hydrocortisone; any part of miconazole and hydrocortisone; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have a chickenpox, herpes, or other viral infection of the skin.
  • If you have TB (tuberculosis) of the skin.
  • If you are pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with miconazole and hydrocortisone.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take miconazole and hydrocortisone with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Miconazole and Hydrocortisone?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take miconazole and hydrocortisone. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
  • Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
  • Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If miconazole and hydrocortisone is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Do not use miconazole and hydrocortisone for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid contact between miconazole and hydrocortisone and latex products like condoms or diaphragms. This medicine may damage the latex and the products may not work as well.
  • This medicine may damage some synthetic clothing. Wear cotton underwear if this type of clothing comes into contact with the treated area.
  • Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if treated part is in the diaper area. This may cause more drug to get into the body.
  • If you are 65 or older, use miconazole and hydrocortisone with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

How is this medicine (Miconazole and Hydrocortisone) best taken?

Use miconazole and hydrocortisone as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • Do not take miconazole and hydrocortisone by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • Do not put miconazole and hydrocortisone on the face.
  • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Skin irritation.

What are some other side effects of Miconazole and Hydrocortisone?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Miconazole and Hydrocortisone?

  • Some brands of miconazole and hydrocortisone need to be stored in a refrigerator. Some brands of miconazole and hydrocortisone need to be stored at room temperature. If you have questions about how to store miconazole and hydrocortisone, talk with your pharmacist.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about miconazole and hydrocortisone, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.