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alcohol interaction for FUNGIDERM F

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lactation interaction for FUNGIDERM F

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fungiderm f 0.01%/2% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Fungiderm f 0.01%/2% cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Fluocinolone is used to reduce inflammation of the eye caused by various diseases, particularly diabetes (diabetic macular edema). It is also used to treat various skin infections such as eczema and psoriasis.

How it works

Fluocinolone belongs to a group of medicines called as steroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Dry skin, Swelling of mouth, Shortness of breath, Skin infection, Skin reaction, Generalised rash, Wheezing


Miconazole is an imidazole (organic compound) antifungal agent used to treat fungal and associated bacterial super infections of the skin and nails Miconazole is also used for oral treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the mouth, throat and food pipe Miconazole is effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Miconazole is also prescribed for napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia). 

How it works

Miconazole acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It interacts with chemicals (cytochrome P-450) inside the fungus and prevents the synthesis of an essential component of fungal cell membrane (ergosterol); this results in increased cellular permeability causing leakage of cellular contents from fungal cell, ultimately preventing fungal growth. Miconazole possesses antifungal activity against dermatophytes and yeasts as well as antibacterial activity against certain gram-positive bacilli and cocci.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Burning sensation, Itching, Vaginal discharge, Vaginal irritation, Vaginal swelling, Fever


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Expert advice for FUNGIDERM F

  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you have any infection in and around your eye; glaucoma (increased pressure inside your eye).
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine, if you have had herpes infection of the eye in the past.
  • Avoid using fluocinolone, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluocinolone because it may cause temporary vision blurring.

Frequently asked questions for FUNGIDERM F


Q. Is fluocinolone a steroid?
Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug.
Q. Is available or sold over the counter?
No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is used for acne or psoriasis?
Fluocinolone is used for skin infections, acne, psoriasis or eye infections.
Q. Is fluocinolone safe for infants?
No, fluocinolone is not safe to be used in children less than 18 years of age.
Q. Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?
Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications.
Q. Can fluocinolone cause hair growth?
Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Q. Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract.
Q. Does miconazole cause burning sensation? 
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning are common side effects of miconazole.
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin? 
No, miconazole is not known to have the side effect to cause drying of skin. 
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to class of antifungal agents.
Q. Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take miconazole with fluconazole? 
Taking two antifungal agents may have additive effect and have pronounced side effects. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.
Q. Does miconazole expire?
Yes, antifungals like miconazole have an expiry date. Read instruction on the pack for the date of expiry.
Q. Is miconazole an OTC (over the counter)?
No, miconazole cannot be bought over the counter. It needs prescription of a qualified doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)