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Name of the Generic: Topical miconazole my-CON-a-zole my-CON-a-zole.
The Brand Names: Aloe Vesta Clear Antifungal, Azolen, Baza Antifungal Critic-Aid Clear .AF, and Cruex Prescription Strength. Show all 64 brands.
Classes of Drugs: Antifungals for topical use; vaginal anti-infectives.

What is a Remedy?

Remedy is an antifungal medicine. The medicine stops fungus from becoming visible on the skin. The remedy (for your skin) helps treat conditions like athlete's feet, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a skin fungus that turns discolored skin), as well as yeast infections on the skin. Remedy is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Remedy

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. The remedy could result in severe adverse effects. Stop taking Remedy and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Severe redness, blisters, or irritation on the skin treated.

Common adverse consequences of the remedy can include:

  • Itching or peeling of dry skin.

While the chance of serious adverse reactions is minimal when the remedy cream is applied to the skin, some side effects can arise if medication is absorbed into your bloodstream. For example:

  • Dry mouth and sore tongue; dental pain; swelling or red gums.
  • Changed taste perception.
  • Nausea, diarrhea.
  • Headache.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.

Before you take this drug.

You shouldn't take Remedy if you are allergic to miconazole. Speak with a pharmacist or doctor about whether it's safe to take this medicine when you suffer from other medical issues, particularly:

  • If you're using a blood thinner like warfarin, Coumadin, or Jantoven,

It is unclear if Remedy could harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without consulting a physician's advice if you are expecting. It's not clear if miconazole's topical metabolites are absorbed by breast milk or if they could cause harm to a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you're breastfeeding an infant.

How to take Remedy?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for longer periods than suggested. Do not consume by mouth. This remedy should be used only on the face. Avoid using this remedy on wounds that are not closed. The remedy should not be used in the vagina or the rectum. Cleanse your hands prior to and after taking the medication, except if treating a skin problem that affects your hands. Dry and clean the area affected. Apply the lotion, cream spray, powder, or cream at least twice a day according to directions for 2–4 weeks.

Don't cover the treated skin area unless your physician advises you to. A thin cotton-gauze dressing can be used to shield the clothing. Make sure to take this medication for the time period prescribed. The symptoms could improve before you know if the disease is cleared completely. In addition, skipping doses could increase the risk of a subsequent infection that is intolerant to antifungal medications. Consult your physician. If the infection doesn't disappear in two months (or four weeks for athletes' feet) or if it seems to be getting worse. Keep the container at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Make sure the tube is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the dose you missed when you remember. Don't miss any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting this medication into your nose, eyes, or mouth. Do not wear tight-fitting, synthetic clothes that don't permit air flow. Wear loose-fitting clothing that is made of cotton or other natural fibers until the healing process is complete.

Interaction with other drugs

It's not likely that other medications you take by mouth or inject can affect miconazole that is applied topically. However, many medications can interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.