Miconazole Topical Cream/Lotion/Spray
This drug is a medication that fights fungal infections on the skin. Miconazole is available as a topical cream, lotion and spray.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- An antifungal
- Applied directly on the skin
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm and yeast
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Animals that may be pregnant or nursing
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Discuss with your veterinarian if you should clean the affected area prior to applying the medication.
It may be necessary to clip the hair around the affected area to assist with the treatment of the skin infection.
Avoid getting this medication in your pet's eyes, nose, or mouth.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Dose adjustments may be made based upon an assessment of how your dog or cat is responding clinically.
Discuss with your veterinarian if you should apply any bandaging after applying the medication to the affected area.
Always wash your hands before and after applying any topical medication.
If treating a potentially contagious skin condition, consider using gloves to apply the medication and consult with your veterinarian about further measures to avoid spreading the infection.
Call ahead for refills.
Ideally, give medication at the same time(s) daily.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Miconazole should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- If you notice anything unusual including any signs of skin irritation, redness, or a rash, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Avoid applying other topical medications to the same area as it may affect absorption of miconazole
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you pet has accidentally ingested this medication or has received more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, miconazole should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
Never use topical skin creams in the eyes or ears.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about miconazole. If you have any questions or concerns about miconazole or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.