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Miconazole Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 10, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 50 mg; 10 mg/mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Oral Thrush

Oropharyngeal candidiasis: Apply 50 mg buccally to the upper gum region once a day for 14 consecutive days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Oral Thrush

Oropharyngeal candidiasis:
16 years or older: Apply 50 mg buccally to the upper gum region once a day for 14 consecutive days.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

The manufacturer recommends caution when administering this drug to patients with liver dysfunction.


Miconazole buccal tablets are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis) to milk protein concentrate.

Allergic reactions (including anaphylactic reactions and hypersensitivity) have been reported with the use of miconazole products. Miconazole should be discontinued at once at the first sign of hypersensitivity.

There are no data regarding cross-hypersensitivity between miconazole and other azole antifungal agents. Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to azoles should be monitored.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients less than 16 years of age.


No adjustment recommended.

Other Comments

Miconazole buccal tablets should be applied with dry hands each morning after brushing teeth. The tablets should be placed against the upper gum, above the incisor tooth, and held in place with slight pressure over the upper lip for 30 seconds to ensure adhesion. Once in place, the buccal tablet stays in position and gradually dissolves. Subsequent applications should be made to alternate sides of the mouth. Any remaining tablet material should be cleared away before the next tablet is applied.

Miconazole buccal tablets should not be crushed, chewed, or swallowed. Food and drink can be taken normally when the buccal tablet is in place but chewing gum should be avoided.

If the miconazole buccal tablet does not adhere or falls off within the first 6 hours, the same tablet should be repositioned at once; however, if the tablet still does not adhere, a new tablet should be used. If the buccal tablet is swallowed within the first 6 hours, the patient should drink a glass of water and a new tablet should be applied only once. If the buccal tablet falls off or is swallowed after it was in place for at least 6 hours, a new tablet should not be applied until the next scheduled dose.

Further information

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