Micotex

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Micotex uses

Micotex consists of Aluminum Zirconium Glycine Hydroxytetrachloride, Undecylenic Acid, Zinc Undecylenate.

Undecylenic Acid:



Drug Facts

Active Ingredients Purpose
Micotex (Undecylenic Acid) Acid 2% Antifungal
Zinc Undecylenate 20% Antifungal

Uses

  • Cures most athlete's foot, jock itch & ringworm
  • Relieves itching, burning, cracking, and discomfort which accompany these conditions

Warning

  • For external use only.
  • Not for diaper rash
  • When using this product avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane.
  • Do not use on children under 2 years of age except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • Irritation occurs
  • There is no improvement within 4 weeks of treatment for athlete's foot and ringworm and 2 weeks of treatment for jock itch discontinue use and consult a doctor.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

In case of accidental ingestion seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center right away.

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Directions

  • Clean affected area and dry thoroughly.
  • Apply a thin layer over affected area twice daily (morning & night) or as directed by a doctor.
  • For athlete's foot pay special attention to the space between the toes. Wear well fitting, ventilated shoes and change shoes & socks at least once a day.
  • For athlete's foot and ringworm, use daily for 4 weeks
  • For jock itch use daily for 2 weeks.
  • Supervise Children in use of this product.
  • Product not effective in the scalp or nails.

Other Information

Store at 59° - 86° F

Other ingredients

talc

SANAFITIL®

ANTIFUNGAL

POWDER

  • Treats most Athlete's foot, Jock itch & Ringworm

NET WEIGHT / PESO

NETO : 2 OZ (57 g)

Zinc Undecylenate:


INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) is indicated for use as a supplement to intravenous solutions given for TPN. Administration helps to maintain Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) serum levels and to prevent depletion of endogenous stores, and subsequent deficiency symptoms.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None known.

WARNINGS

Direct intramuscular or intravenous injection of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) is contraindicated as the acidic pH of the solution (2) may cause considerable tissue irritation.

Severe kidney disease may make it necessary to reduce or omit chromium and Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) doses because these elements are primarily eliminated in the urine.

WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.

PRECAUTIONS

General

Do not use unless the solution is clear and the seal is intact.

Zinc 1 mg/mL should only be used in conjunction with a pharmacy directed admixture program using aseptic technique in a laminar flow environment; it should be used promptly and in a single operation without any repeated penetrations. Solution contains no preservatives; discard unused portion immediately after admixture procedure is completed.

Zinc should not be given undiluted by direct injection into a peripheral vein because of the likelihood of infusion phlebitis and the potential for increased excretory loss of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) from a bolus injection. Administration of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) in the absence of copper may cause a decrease in serum copper levels.

Laboratory Tests

Periodic determinations of serum copper as well as Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) are suggested as a guideline for subsequent Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) administration.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility

Long-term animal studies to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of Micotex 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) have not been performed, nor have studies been done to assess mutagenesis or impairment of fertility.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Pregnancy Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Micotex chloride. It is also not known whether Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) chloride can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) chloride should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Geriatric Use

An evaluation of current literature revealed no clinical experience identifying differences in response between elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

None known.

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

None known.

OVERDOSAGE

Single intravenous doses of 1 to 2 mg zinc/kg body weight have been given to adult leukemic patients without toxic manifestations. However, acute toxicity was reported in an adult when 10 mg Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) was infused over a period of one hour on each of four consecutive days. Profuse sweating, decreased level of consciousness, blurred vision, tachycardia (140/min), and marked hypothermia (94.2° F) on the fourth day were accompanied by a serum Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) concentration of 207 mcg/dl. Symptoms abated within three hours.

Hyperamylasemia may be a sign of impending Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) overdosage; patients receiving an inadvertent overdose (25 mg zinc/liter of TPN solution, equivalent to 50 to 70 mg zinc/day) developed hyperamylasemia (557 to 1850 Klein units; normal: 130 to 310).

Death resulted from an overdosage in which 1683 mg Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) was delivered intravenously over the course of 60 hours to a 72 year old patient.

Symptoms of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) toxicity included hypotension (80/40 mm Hg), pulmonary edema, diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, and oliguria, with a serum Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) level of 4184 mcg/dl.

Calcium supplements may confer a protective effect against Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) toxicity.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) contains 1 mg zinc/mL and is administered intravenously only after dilution. The additive should be diluted prior to administration in a volume of fluid not less than 100 mL. For the metabolically stable adult receiving TPN, the suggested intravenous dosage is 2.5 to 4 mg zinc/day (2.5 to 4 mL/day). An additional 2 mg zinc/day (2 mL/day) is suggested for acute catabolic states. For the stable adult with fluid loss from the small bowel, an additional 12.2 mg zinc/liter of small bowel fluid lost (12.2 mL/liter of small bowel fluid lost), or an additional 17.1 mg zinc/kg of stool or ileostomy output (17.1 mL/kg of stool or ileostomy output) is recommended. Frequent monitoring of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) blood levels is suggested for patients receiving more than the usual maintenance dosage level of Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate).

For full term infants and children up to 5 years of age, 100 mcg zinc/kg/day (0.1 mL/kg/day) is recommended. For premature infants (birth weight less than 1500 g) up to 3 kg in body weight, 300 mcg zinc/kg/day (0.3 mL/kg/day) is suggested.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. See PRECAUTIONS.

HOW SUPPLIED

Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) 1 mg/mL (Zinc Chloride Injection, USP) is supplied in 10 mL Plastic Vials (List No. 4090).

Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F).

Revised: October, 2004


© Hospira 2004 EN-0488 Printed in USA

HOSPIRA, INC., LAKE FOREST, IL 60045 USA

10 mL Vial

Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate)

1 mg/mL

Micotex (Zinc Undecylenate) Chloride Inj., USP

Rx only

FOR I.V. USE ONLY AFTER DILUTION.

HOSPIRA, INC., LAKE FOREST, IL 60045 USA

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Micotex pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

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Micotex available forms, composition, doses:

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Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Micotex destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Micotex Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Micotex pharmaceutical companies:

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Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."HONGO CURA MS (UNDECYLENIC ACID) SPRAY [KRAMER LABORATORIES]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."DERMAN ANTIFUNGAL (ZINC UNDECYLENATE) CREAM [COMPANIA INTERNACIONAL DE COMERCIO, S.A.P.I DE C.V.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Zinc". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Micotex?

Depending on the reaction of the Micotex after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Micotex not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Micotex addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Micotex, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Micotex consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Micotex drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 51-100mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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51-100mg1
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Micotex drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 week to notice the result from using Micotex drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Micotex need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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1 week1
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One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Micotex drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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With a meal1
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30-451
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