Monistat Derm Topical

Name: Monistat Derm Topical

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Aloe Vesta 2-N-1 Antifungal
  • Aloe Vesta Antifungal
  • Baza Antifungal
  • Carrington Antifungal
  • Derma Gran AF
  • DiabetAid Antifungal Foot Bath
  • Fungoid
  • Lotrimin AF
  • Micatin
  • Micro-Guard
  • Mitrazol
  • Monistat 1
  • Monistat Derm
  • Neosporin AF
  • QC Miconazole Nitrate
  • Secura Antifungal
  • Soothe & Cool Inzo Antifungal
  • Tetterine
  • Therasoft Antifungal
  • Triple Care Antifungal
  • Triple Care EPC
  • Zeasorb-AF

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Lotion
  • Tablet, Effervescent
  • Cream
  • Ointment
  • Powder
  • Kit
  • Tincture
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Spray

Therapeutic Class: Antifungal

Chemical Class: Imidazole

Uses For Monistat Derm

Miconazole belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. Topical miconazole is used to treat some types of fungus infections.

Some of these preparations may be available without a prescription.

Precautions While Using Monistat Derm

If your skin problem does not improve within 4 weeks, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional.


This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.


Do not share this medication with others.

If prescribed by your doctor, then this medication should be used for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

When treating pityriasis, this medication may not cause an immediate return to normal skin color. It may take several months after treatment is completed for your natural skin color to return.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Different brands/strengths of this medication may have different storage requirements. Read the package labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements for the product you are using. Protect from light. For the gel and spray, also protect from open flame and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2016 First Databank, Inc.

For the Consumer

Applies to miconazole topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tablet effervescent, topical tincture

Along with its needed effects, miconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Monistat-Derm) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking miconazole topical:

  • Blistering, burning, redness, skin rash, or other sign of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to miconazole topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical powder, topical spray, topical tincture, vaginal cream, vaginal cream with applicator, vaginal kit, vaginal suppository, vaginal tampon


Local side effects have been reported frequently with topical miconazole therapy. When administered intravaginally or topically, itching, burning and rash have been reported. Contact dermatitis, confirmed by patch testing, has been reported.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included headache.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included cramping, pain, and bleeding with the intravaginal use of miconazole.[Ref]

Some side effects of Monistat-Derm may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.