Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Miconazole


Last updated on 09/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Miconazole



DRUG CLASS: Antifungals

SUB CLASS: Imidazoles

USED FOR: Tinea infections


What is Miconazole for?

Miconazole belongs to a class of medications called imidazole antifungals. It is indicated to treat tinea infections, including tinea corporis, tinea pedis and tinea cruris.

How to use it?

Miconazole can be applied topically as cream. 

Tinea corporis and tinea pedis:
Apply twice daily for 4 weeks.

Tinea cruris:
Apply twice daily for 2 weeks.

What are the side effects of Miconazole?

Common side effects of Miconazole include burning sensation of skin and allergic contact dermatitis.

Who should not take Miconazole?

People who are allergic to Miconazole or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash your hands before and after use.
– For tinea pedis, also apply to spaces between the toes.

Common dosing schedule:

Some common medications Miconazole may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Miconazole in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Miconazole is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Miconazole in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.