miconazole-zinc oxide topical (generic name)

It is used to treat diaper rash complicated by a yeast infection
(mi KON a zole; pe truh LEY tuhm; zingk OX ide)
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What is this medicine?

MICONAZOLE; PETROLATUM; ZINC OXIDE (mi KON a zole; pe truh LEY tuhm; zingk OX ide) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat diaper rash complicated by a yeast infection. Do not use this medicine to prevent diaper rash.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • immune system problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to miconazole, petrolatum, zinc oxide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply this medicine with each diaper change. Gently cleanse the diaper area with mild soap and warm water. Pat the area dry with a soft towel. Apply a thin layer of medicine to the diaper area. Do not rub this medicine into the skin. Rubbing the skin can cause irritation. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children under 4 weeks old.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor if the diaper rash does not get better or if it gets worse. Do not use this medicine for longer than 7 days.

Do not use this medicine on any diaper rash that has not been tested for a yeast infection. Do not use this medicine on anyone for whom it was not prescribed.

Check the diaper often. Change the diaper at the first sign of wetness. Clean the diaper area with each diaper change. Even if you use this medicine, diaper rash will not go away if you do not keep the diaper area clean and dry.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • increased skin irritation
  • worsening diaper rash

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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.

Last Updated: December 15, 2009
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