Hydrocortisone + Miconazole

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Infected dermatitis
Adult: As oint containing hydrocortisone 1% and miconazole 2%: Apply to the affected area bid to tid. Rub gently until absorbed by the skin. Once inflammation have disappeared (after approx 7 days), continue treatment w/ miconazole nitrate 20 mg/g cream or powd.
Child: Same as adult dose.

Candidal intertrigo, Tinea pedis
Adult: As cream containing hydrocortisone 1% and miconazole 2%: Apply to affected area bid. Rub gently until absorbed by the skin. Max treatment duration: 7 days.
Child: ≥10 yr Same as adult dose.
Hypersensitivity to hydrocortisone or miconazole. Tubercular or viral infections of the skin or those caused by gm-ve bacteria.
Special Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Severe hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and angioedema; skin irritation, burning sensation, urticaria, pruritus, rash, contact dermatitis, erythema, skin inflammation, skin hypopigmentation; adrenal suppression, irritability.
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may damage latex contraceptive agents (e.g. condoms or diaphragms).
Drug Interactions
May increase the effect of oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin).
Description: Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid which exerts its action through reduction in the vascular component of the inflammatory response, suppression of migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and reversal of increased capillary permeability; it also has a vasoconstrictive action. Miconazole is a potent broad-spectrum antifungal and antibacterial agent w/ marked activity against dermatophytes, pathogenic yeasts and many gm+ve bacteria.
Absorption: Hydrocortisone: Absorbed after topical application (approx 3%). Miconazole: Remains in the skin for up to 4 days after topical application. Bioavailability: <1%.
Distribution: Hydrocortisone: Plasma protein binding: >90%. Miconazole: Plasma protein binding: 88.2%; also bound to RBC (10.6%).
Metabolism: Hydrocortisone: Undergoes metabolism in the liver and tissues.
Excretion: Hydrocortisone: Via urine, as metabolites (mostly glucuronides), w/ small amounts as unchanged drug. Half-life: Approx 100 min. Miconazole: Mainly via faeces and small amounts in urine, as unchanged drug and metabolites.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Hydrocortisone, CID=5754, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hydrocortisone (accessed on Jan. 21, 2020)

Chemical Structure Image

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Miconazole, CID=4189, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Miconazole (accessed on Jan. 22, 2020)

Store at or below 25°C.
MIMS Class
Topical Anti-Infectives with Corticosteroids
Joint Formulary Committee. Hydrocortisone With Miconazole. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 08/04/2016.

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