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miconazole

 [mi-kon´ah-zōl]
an imidazoleantifungal agent used as the nitrate salt, topically to treat cutaneous dermatophytic infections such as athlete's foot and intravaginally to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis.

miconazole

/mi·con·a·zole/ (mi-kon´ah-zōl) an imidazoleantifungal agent used as the base or the nitrate salt against tinea and cutaneous or vulvovaginal candidiasis.

miconazole

(mĭ-kŏn′ə-zōl′)
n.
A broad-spectrum antifungal agent, C18H14Cl4N2O, used topically, often in its nitrate form, to treat candidiasis and other fungal infections.

miconazole

A broad-spectrum antifungal, used topically for cutaneous candidiasis, IV for systemic mycosis (candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis), and intrathecally for cryptococcal meningitis.
 
Adverse effects
Pruritus if topical; nausea, vomiting, fever if systemic.

miconazole

A broad-spectrum antifungal, used topically for cutaneous candidiasis, IV for systemic mycosis–candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, intrathecally for cryptococcal meningitis Adverse effects Pruritus if topical, N&V, fever if systemic

miconazole

An imidazole antifungal drug. It can be taken by mouth or given by intravenous injection in severe SYSTEMIC fungus infections and is used as an oral preparation for mouth infections. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Daktarin. The drug is also formulated for external use with benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of ACNE under the brand name Acnidazil; with hydrocortisone as Daktacort; and as a lacquer for dentures under the brand name Dumicoat. A vaginal preparation for the treatment of thrush is available under the brand name Gyno-Daktarin.

antifungal agent 

Any substance which destroys or prevents the growth of fungi. It is one of the antibiotic groups. There are several classes of antifungal drugs: Polyenes, which cause an increase in fungal cell wall permeability leading to its death. Examples: amphotericin B, natamycin, nystatin. Azoles, which act either by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell wall or by causing direct wall damage. Examples: clotrimazole, econazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole. Pyrimidines, which interfere with the normal function of fungal cells. Example: flucytosine. Syn antimycotic agent.

miconazole

(mīkon´əzōl´),
n brand names: Monistat, Monistat IV;
drug class: antifungal;
action: alters cell membranes and inhibits fungal enzymes;
uses: coccidioidomycosis, candidiasis, cryptococcosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, fungal meningitis; IV used for severe infections only.
miconazole nitrate (topical),
n brand names: Micatin, Monistat-7;
drug class: antifungal;
action: interferes with fungal cell membrane, which increases permeability, leaking of nutrients;
uses: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea versicolor, vaginal or vulvar
C. albicans.

miconazole

an imidazole antifungal agent used topically as the nitrate in the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the skin.