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Composition for LOSWEAT

Miconazole(2% w/w),Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.5% w/w)

food interaction for LOSWEAT

alcohol interaction for LOSWEAT

pregnancy interaction for LOSWEAT

lactation interaction for LOSWEAT

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Losweat powder 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Miconazole(2% w/w)


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
Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.5% w/w)


Chlorhexidine gluconate is as a skin disinfectant to prevent infection before any surgical procedure. It is also used to treat minor scalds and burns, scratches, abrasions and cuts, blisters caused due to sunburn or infected and cracked skin.

How it works

Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin redness, Teeth discolouration, Burning sensation of tongue, Altered taste


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Expert advice for LOSWEAT

Stop taking miconazole and consult your doctor immediately.
  • If you experience skin rash or hives.
  • If you experience swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat.
  • If you experience trouble swallowing or breathing.
  • If you experience abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Before taking miconazole inform your doctor.
  • If you are suffering from liver problems or any other underlying diseases.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.Follow all directions to use from information available on your pack for vaginal inserts, oral buccal tablets, creams or gels.

Frequently asked questions for LOSWEAT


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.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q. How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?
Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface.

Q. Does it burn?
 It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste.
Q. Does chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash expire?
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)