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miconazole and zinc oxide topical

Pronunciation: mye KON a zole and ZINK OX ide TOP ik al

Brand: Vusion

What is the most important information I should know about miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

Miconazole and zinc oxide topical is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis). This medicine should not be used to prevent diaper rash.

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Call your doctor at once if your child has severe discomfort or redness of treated skin areas.

This medicine will not be effective without frequent diaper changes.

What is miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

Miconazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.

Zinc oxide is a mineral.

Miconazole and zinc oxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis) in children and babies who are at least 4 weeks old. This medicine should not be used to prevent diaper rash.

Miconazole and zinc oxide topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

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Your child should not be treated with this medicine if the child is allergic to miconazole or zinc.

Miconazole and zinc oxide topical is not for use on a child who has a weak immune system caused by disease or by using certain medicines.

Your doctor will perform lab tests to make sure your child has a yeast infection. Miconazole and zinc oxide topical is not for use on general diaper rash without a related yeast infection.

Do not use this medication on another child, even if they have similar symptoms. It is for use only on diaper rash with related yeast infection that has been confirmed by lab tests.

Do not use on a child younger than 4 weeks old.

How should I use miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Use this medicine each time you change a diaper. Gently clean the diaper area and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply a thin layer of medicine but do not rub it in to the skin.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

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Wash your hands after applying the medicine.

Miconazole and zinc topical will not be effective without frequent diaper changes. To best treat your child's condition, change diapers as soon as they become wet or soiled. Keep the diaper area clean and dry.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your child's symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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Call your doctor if your child's symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

Do not use this medicine to prevent diaper rash or you may increase your child's risk of infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

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Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since miconazole and zinc oxide topical is used with each diaper change, you are not likely to miss a dose. Using extra ointment to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.

What happens if I overdose?

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An overdose of miconazole and zinc oxide topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

Avoid using scented or perfumed soaps or lotions to clean the diaper area.

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If this medication gets in your child's eyes, rinse with water and call the doctor at once.

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Avoid getting this medication in the mouth or vagina.

What are the possible side effects of miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

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Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Call your doctor at once if your child has severe discomfort or redness of treated skin areas.

Common side effects may include dryness or peeling of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect miconazole and zinc oxide topical?

It is not likely that other drugs your child takes orally or by injection will have an effect on topically applied miconazole and zinc oxide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines your child uses, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about miconazole and zinc oxide topical.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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