Mikospor - antifungal medication.
Release form and composition
- Solution 1% for external use: transparent, colorless or light yellow shade (15 ml in dark glass bottles with a dropper, 1 bottle in a carton box);
- Cream 1% for external use (15 g in aluminum tubes, in a cardboard bundle 1 tube).
The active ingredient of the drug is bifonazole. Its content in 1 ml of solution and 1 g of cream is 10 mg.
- Solution: isopropyl myristate and ethanol 96%;
- Cream: cetostearyl alcohol (60% cetyl alcohol and 40% stearyl alcohol), benzyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, cetyl palmitate, purified water.
Indications for use
Mikospor is used to treat fungal skin diseases caused by mold and yeast-like fungi, dermatophytes, Corynebacterium minutissimum and Malassezia furfur:
- Mycoses of the hands (dermatophytosis of the skin of the hands and interdigital);
- Mycoses of the feet (dermatophytosis of the feet and interdigital skin);
- Dermatophytosis of the groin area;
- Dermatophytosis smooth skin of the body;
- Superficial candidiasis of the skin;
- Pityriasis versicolor.
The only strict contraindication to the use of Mikospor is individual hypersensitivity to its components.
With caution, the drug should be used in the treatment of children, as well as pregnant and lactating women, patients with increased sensitivity to other antifungal agents from the group of imidazole derivatives (miconazole, clotrimazole, econazole).
Dosing and Administration
Both dosage forms are used externally. And the cream and the solution should be applied to the affected skin once a day, gently rubbing, preferably overnight.
For processing the area approximately equal in area to the palm, 3 drops of a solution or a cream column with a length of 1 cm is sufficient.
The average duration of treatment depending on the indications:
- Erythrasma and pityriasis versicolor - 2 weeks;
- Mycoses of the hands, body skin and skin folds - 2-3 weeks;
- Mycoses stop - 3 weeks;
- Superficial candidiasis of the skin - 3-4 weeks.
Possible side effects:
- Skin disorders: itching, erythema, rash, blisters, urticaria, peeling, maceration, irritation, burning sensation, dry skin, eczema, allergic and contact dermatitis;
- Local reactions: pain and peripheral edema at the site of application.
The described reactions are reversible and pass without treatment after the cancellation of Mikospor.
When applying the drug should be careful to prevent it from falling into the eyes.
Patients with hypersensitivity to cetostearyl alcohol are advised to choose Mikospor in the form of a solution.
Studies about the safety of the drug in pediatrics have not been conducted, but according to clinical data, adverse side effects in children have not been identified. However, the treatment of children under the age of 1 year should be carried out under the close supervision of a physician.
With external use of the drug absorption of bifonazole is negligible. Cases of interaction Mikospor with other drugs are unknown.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C in a place inaccessible to children.
Shelf life - 5 years.