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Composition for RING-GUARD

Miconazole Topical(2% w/w),Neomycin Topical(0.5% w/w)

food interaction for RING-GUARD

alcohol interaction for RING-GUARD

pregnancy interaction for RING-GUARD

lactation interaction for RING-GUARD

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ring-guard 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.
Ring-guard cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Miconazole Topical(2% w/w)


Miconazole topical is used to treat fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails such as Tinea corporis (skin ring worm), Tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin), Tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete’s foot]), Tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand), Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm), swollen inflammatory areas (Tinea kerion), pityriasis versicolor (yeast infections of skin sometimes called tinea versicolor) and for flexural eczema (itchy skin rash at folds of skin or joints). It is also effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush), oropharyngeal candidiasis (infection of the mouth throat and food pipe) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Miconazole is also prescribed for inflammation of skinfolds caused by skin-on-skin friction (intertrigo), napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia). 

How it works

Miconazole is an imidazole that belongs to the class of medications called as antifungal agents. It works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and weakening it, thereby killing the sensitive fungi.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Application site itching, Headache, Stomach cramp, Vaginal burning sensation
Neomycin Topical(0.5% w/w)


Neomycin is used topically to prevent or treat skin infections caused by bacteria.

How it works

Neomycin belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It prevents the bacterial growth by stopping the production of essential protein in the bacterial cells, thereby relieving the associated symptoms. 

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness, Eye infection, Skin rash, Fever


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Expert advice for RING-GUARD

  • Avoid direct contact of cream/ gel with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver problems, blood disease or if you have been exposed to HIV or if you have stomach, shoulder, or lower back pain, fever, chills, nausea, foul-smelling vaginal discharge or vomiting. 
  • Tell your doctor if you often have vaginal yeast infections (e.g., once a month or 3 in 6 months).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to miconazole or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not use if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Oral gel should not be used in infants <4 months of age.

Frequently asked questions for RING-GUARD

Miconazole Topical

 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 can be seen with use of miconazole.
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin? 
No, miconazole is not known to cause drying of skin. 
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole topical is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections, as advised by the doctor. However, oral gel should not be used in infants < 4 months of age. 
Q. Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to the 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. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.

Neomycin Topical

Q. Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the ointment tube.
Q. Does neomycin topical cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin topical is not effective against pseudomonas. 
Q. Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides.
Q. Does neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)