This medication is used to treat fungal infection in the mouth or throat. Miconazole is known as an azole antifungal drug. It works by stopping the growth of fungus.
How to Use This Medication
Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using miconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning, after brushing your teeth. Before applying the tablet, locate the area in your mouth at which to place the tablet. It should be placed at the upper gum, just above the left or right incisor tooth. The incisors are the teeth just to the left and right of your two front teeth. With dry hands, place one tablet in your mouth with the round side facing against your gum and gently push it into place. Remove your hand from inside your mouth and apply a slight pressure with your finger on the outside of your upper lip for 30 seconds. This will make the tablet stick to your gum. Leave the tablet in place until it is dissolved (usually 6 hours or longer). You may eat and drink while using this medication. Do not crush, chew or swallow the tablet. Check if the tablet is still in place after you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, eat, or drink. Before applying the next dose, clear away any remaining tablet pieces. Change sides of the mouth with each dose.
It is okay if the tablet sticks to your gum, or to the inside of your lip or cheek. If it does not stick or if it falls off your gum within the first 6 hours, apply it again as directed. If it still does not stick, replace it with a new tablet. If you accidentally swallow the tablet within the first 6 hours after placement, drink a glass of water and apply a new dose to your gum.
If it is 6 hours or longer after placement and the tablet falls off or is accidentally swallowed, do not apply a new dose. Just use your next dose at your usual time.
Avoid activities that may prevent the buccal tablet from sticking to your gum, including touching or pressing the tablet after placement, wearing an upper denture that interferes with tablet placement, chewing gum, hitting the tablet when brushing your teeth, or rinsing your mouth too forcefully.
Antifungals work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished (usually 14 days), even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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