What is Miconazole Lotion?
Miconazole Lotion is a prescription antifungal drug. It is used in the treatment of skin fungal infections called dermatophytosis (ringworm infection) in multiple species including cats and dogs.
Who is it for?
Miconazole Lotion is labeled for use in cats and dogs.
What are the benefits?
||Prescription single ingredient miconazole at 1% concentration
||Treats ringworm infections
||Easy to apply lotion
Miconazole Lotion is used in the treatment of skin fungal infections called dermatophytosis (ringworm infection). This single ingredient topical preparation contains 1% miconazole, a prescription antifungal agent.
How does Miconazole Lotion work?
Miconazole Lotion is an antifungal medication that damages the outer covering of the fungus, ultimately causing its death.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
This is a generic medication
How is it given?
Miconazole Lotion is a topical preparation. Apply a light covering of the lotion to affected areas as directed by your veterinarian. Application with a cotton swab is usually recommended.
What results can I expect?
Treatment generally requires 2-6 weeks. If no improvement is seen in 2 weeks, contact your veterinarian. Treatment should not be discontinued until laboratory tests show the fungus has been killed. In severe cases of ringworm, oral medications may also be used.
What form(s) does it come in?
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Miconazole Lotion?
Talk to your veterinarian about what tests and exams may be necessary while your pet is being medicated with Miconazole Lotion. Also discuss what type of outcome is expected.
Ringworm can be difficult to treat and reinfection is possible. Talk to your veterinarian about other measures you should take to help treat the ringworm and remove the fungus from the environment.
Ringworm can be spread to humans. Talk to your veterinarian and/or physician regarding steps you should take to ensure you or your family members do not become infected.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
Ringworm can be transmitted to people. Talk to your veterinarian and/or physician regarding steps you should take to ensure you or your family members do not become infected.
Treatment should not be discontinued until laboratory tests confirm that the fungus has been killed.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to miconazole. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
What side effects may be seen when taking Miconazole Lotion?
Side effects are rare. Redness, rash, or other signs of skin irritation may develop that were not present before use of the medicine. Contact your veterinarian if you notice these side effects.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose or ingests the medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Miconazole Lotion?
Consult your veterinarian before using Miconazole Lotion with any other medications.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the Patient Information Sheet on this medication.