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Overview

Introduction

Monokit Soap is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm and dry, flaky skin.


Monokit Soap should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. The effects of medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry, and washing hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using this medicine include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. Occasionally it can cause thinning of your hair. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This cream should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Monokit Soap

Side effects of Monokit Soap

Common
  • Application site burning sensation

How to use Monokit Soap

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Monokit Soap works

Monokit Soap is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Monokit Soap may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monokit Soap is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Monokit Soap?

If you miss a dose of Monokit Soap, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Monokit Soap helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Few healthy tips for Athlete's Foot:
    • Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    • Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    • Use a separate clean towel for the feet and wear clean cotton socks. 
    • Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monokit with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Sir last one year I am suffering from fungal infections. I am advice skin doctor in aliphatic. They advice me another medicine in all time.tab terbinafine. tab K etc on azole. tab Itraconazole .ointment on abet. tab fluconazole
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
nimbadi churan 1 spoon twice,neem cap 2 twice, manjistha cap 2 twice. Apply mahamaricyadi oil. use aactril soap
My skin infections last 2year give me advise red rashes i use now Itrecazole 200 Ketnecazole soap Secrinazole ointmenr I have more improve my skin disease Can i continue above medicine I use above medicine last 1month i m owner of medical shop
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You should not take medicine with out advicePlz visit for proper examination and treatmentYou may develop resistance for these drugs
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FAQs

Q. What is Monokit cream used for?

Monokit cream is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (athlete’s foot), in the groin area (jock itch) or between skin folds (sweat rash infected with a yeast infection “thrush”). It is also used for candida infections of skin and nails. The cream rapidly relieves the itching caused due to these fungal infections.

Q. Is Monokit a steroid cream?

No, Monokit is not a steroid cream. It is an anti-fungal medicine and belongs to the imidazole class of medicines. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi that cause infection.

Q. What are the side effects of Monokit cream?

The common side effects of Monokit cream are application site burning, redness and itching. The application site may also develop some uncommon side effects such as discomfort, dryness, bleeding, severe allergic reactions, urticaria or hives, rash, skin exfoliation, sticky skin, prickling sensation, or inflammation.

Q. For how long should I leave Monokit on my face?

In case of seborrheic dermatitis, you may use Monokit on the face. After applying Monokit on your face, do not wash it with water for at least 3 hours.

Q. Can I use a steroid cream along with Monokit cream?

It is recommended that you use a mild steroid ointment like hydrocortisone cream/ointment in the morning and apply Monokit cream in the evening. You can then stop using the steroid cream gradually over 2-3 weeks. But, if you have used a potent corticosteroid for seborrheic dermatitis, let 2 weeks elapse before you apply Monokit cream to prevent skin sensitization.

Q. How should Monokit cream be applied?

Wash the affected area thoroughly with water and then dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected area. Wash your hands carefully (until and unless your hands are also affected) after applying the cream. This will prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or other people.

Q. For how long do I need to apply the Monokit cream?

You should use Monokit cream for as long as advised by your doctor. Generally, it is to be used for 2-4 weeks for jock itch and sweat rash and 2-6 weeks for athlete’s foot. Do not stop using it even if your symptoms have disappeared because the infection may reappear if not properly treated.

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