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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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.
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