Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)
What is Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) used for?
Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) is a medicated shampoo prescribed to treat dogs or cats suffering from fungal skin infections. The solution contains a combination of medications that operate by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your veterinarian may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) is normally administered once or twice each week while bathing your pet, but the best instructions will be determined by your pet's health condition and the severity of its symptoms. To administer the medicine thoroughly rinse your pet to remove any dirt or loose skin from its coat, apply a small amount of shampoo, create lather, and spread it evenly over the animal's body. You are suggested to allow the medicine to soak for five to ten minutes so that it can be absorbed into the skin. Thoroughly rinse the shampoo from your pet's coat while preventing it from contacting the mucous membranes including the eyes, mouth, and nose to prevent unexpected health problems. You are also suggested to wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent it from contacting your own skin or mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate)?
Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) will not normally cause side effects in most pets when applied correctly. Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if you witness any severe side effects such as severe skin rashes, diarrhea, vomiting, or signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Also note that this medication is only meant for fungal infections and will not be effective for treating any infections caused by bacteria or a virus.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Micodin (Miconazole Nitrate/Chlorhexidine Gluconate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.