ZIMYCAN 2.5MG/G CUTANEOUS PASTE
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for your child. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as your child’s.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What ZIMYCAN is and what it is used for
2. Before you use ZIMYCAN
3. How to use ZIMYCAN
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store ZIMYCAN
6. Further information
1. What Is ZIMYCAN and what it is used for?
Zimycan is used to treat infants and toddlers with local skin rashes caused by a long
exposure to urine and faeces (wee and poo) in the nappy area (nappy rash), where an
additional infection with a yeast, Candida spp., is an aggravating factor.
Zimycan should not to be used in older children and adults.
Zimycan contains active substance miconazole nitrate that is active against most fungi
2. What you should know before you use ZIMYCAN?
Zimycan is for external use on the skin.
Only use if it is confirmed that your child has a yeast infection.
Do not use Zimycan if your child is younger than 2 months.
Do not use if you or your child are allergic to miconazole nitrate or any of the other
ingredients of Zimycan.
Do not use Zimycan on open wounds or the genitals (mucous membranes).
Contact your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt, especially in case of repeated use, to
make sure that your child does have a yeast infection.
Take special care with Zimycan
• Avoid contact with the eyes. If Zimycan comes into contact with the eyes, rinse well
with lots of water.
• Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Zimycan.
Discontinue at the first appearance of any signs of local or general hypersensitivity of
Expose the nappy area to air whenever possible.
Using Zimycan in combination with food and drinks
Driving and using machines
Important information about some ingredients of Zimycan
Using Zimycan in combination with other medicines
Do not mix with other creams or.medicines.
Zimycan is applied to the skin and will have limited availability to other parts of the
It is unlikely that Zimycan will cause problems with other medicines that have been
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you or your infant is taking or have recently
been given any other medicines, even those not prescribed by your doctor.
It is particulary important to inform your doctor in case of taking, e.g. anticoagulants
(warfarin), phenytoin, methylprednisolone.
3. HOW TO USE ZIMYCAN 2.5mg/g CUTANEOUS PASTE?
Always use Zimycan exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Apply Zimycan carefully at every nappy change on the entire infected area after it has
been cleaned with lukewarm water and dried carefully.
The paste should be applied gently with the fingertips (do not rub).
The infected area should not be cleaned with scented soap, shampoos, lotions or wet
Do not stop general preventive measures like regularly changing nappies, especially
when your baby has had previous episodes of nappy rash.
The usual treatment period is 7 days even if symptoms have improved earlier. If, after 3
days, the symptoms worsen or do not improve, you should contact your doctor.
If you use Zimycan more than your doctor advised.
Local overdose may cause irritation or skin sensitisation. These symptoms disappear if
the treatment is stopped. If young children accidentally swallow Zimycan paste
immediately contact your doctor or local hospital. Possible side effects might be
vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS.
Like all medicines, Zimycan may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The topical application of Zimycan causes only in rare cases irritation of the skin. As
with any substance that is applied to the skin, an allergic reaction to one of the
ingredients may occur.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned on this leaflet, please inform your doctor or
5. STORING ZIMYCAN 2.5mg/g CUTANEOUS PASTE.
Keep out of the reach and the sight of children.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
The first two digits after ‘EXP.’ indicate the month, the last two the year.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION.
What Zimycan 2.5mg/g cutaneous paste contains.
• The active substance is miconazole nitrate 2.5mg/g.
• The other ingredients are white soft paraffin, zinc oxide, trihydroxystearin and lilac
What Zimycan looks like and contents of the pack
Available as a tube of 5g, 15g, 30g, 60g or 90g.
Zimycan is a white cutaneous paste for use on the skin.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Barrier Therapeutics nv
Cardinal Health UK 417 Ltd.
Sedge Close, Headway, Great Oakley,
Corby, Northamptonshire NN 18 8HS
Marketing authorisation number: PL 20990/0003
For any information about this medicinal product, please contact the local representative
of the Marketing Authorisation holder.
Subject to medical prescription.
This leaflet was last reviewed on 04/2007
Date of approval of this leaflet is 04/2007
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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