Name: Micro-Guard

Micro-Guard Overview

Miconazole is a prescription medication used to treat fungal yeast infections of the mouth or the throat. Miconazole belongs to a group of drugs called azole antifungals which work by killing fungi by interfering with their cell membranes.

This medication comes in buccal tablet form which is a tablet that dissolves when held between the cheek and gum. Miconazole is taken once daily and should be applied between the cheek and upper gum.

Common side effects of miconazole include diarrhea, change in taste, and headache.

Micro-Guard Precautions

Do not use miconazole if you:

  • are allergic to miconazole (M-Zole, Monistat, Vusion)
  • are allergic to milk protein concentrate
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in miconazole

Micro-Guard and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if miconazole will harm your unborn baby.

Micro-Guard Usage

How to use Miconazole Tablet:

Before applying the tablet,

1.  Locate the area on the upper gum, just above either the left or the right incisor. The incisor tooth is the tooth just to the right or left of your two front teeth.

2.  Take one miconazole tablet out of the bottle. Miconazole is round on one side and flat on the other side. The tablet is marked with an “L” on the flat side.

Applying the miconazole tablet,

3.  Place the flat side of the miconazole tablet on your dry fingertip. Gently push the rounded side of the tablet against your upper gum. Push the miconazole tablet up as high as it will go on your gum. The flat side will be facing the inside of your lip.

4.  Hold the miconazole tablet in place by applying 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.

5.  Leave the tablet in place until it dissolves.

6.  Before applying your next dose, be sure to clear away any remaining miconazole tablet material.

Miconazole Tablet:

  • Always use miconazole exactly as your doctor tells you. Miconazole is usually applied in the morning after you brush your teeth.
  • Miconazole is placed 1 time each day to your upper gum for 14 days.
  • You may eat and drink while using miconazole.
  • Do not crush, chew or swallow miconazole.
  • You should change where you place miconazole, between the left and right side of your upper gum with each use.
  • It is okay if miconazole sticks to your cheek, the inside of your lip or your gum. If miconazole does not stick or falls off of your gum within the first 6 hours, re-apply it. If it still does not stick, replace it with a new tablet.
  • If you swallow miconazole within the first 6 hours of placing, drink a glass of water and place a new miconazole to your gum.
  • If miconazole falls off or is swallowed after it was in place for 6 hours or more, do not apply a new miconazole. Just place your next dose at your regular time.
  • Check to see if miconazole is still in place after you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, eat, or drink.


Other Requirements

  • Store miconazole between 68 to 77 °F (20 to 25°C)
  • Keep miconazole dry
  • Keep miconazole and all medicine out of the reach of children

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Micro Guard (miconazole (vaginal)), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Micro Guard. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Micro Guard.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

What is Micro-Guard (miconazole topical)?

Miconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Miconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Miconazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin), and yeast infections of the skin.

Miconazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Micro-Guard (miconazole topical)?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to miconazole.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • if you are using a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven.

It is not known whether miconazole topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether miconazole topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.