Tetterine Side Effects
Generic Name: miconazole topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about miconazole topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Tetterine.
For the Consumer
Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture
Along with its needed effects, miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Tetterine) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical:
- Blistering, burning, redness, skin rash, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
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 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 side effects have rarely included headache.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.[Ref]
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Some side effects of Tetterine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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