What is Somogel oral gel used for?
Somogel oral gel is prescribed to prevent and treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, stomach or intestines.
Somogel oral gel can also be bought from pharmacies without a prescription, but only for treating and preventing fungal infections of the mouth and throat, such as oral thrush.
The gel can be used to treat adults, children and infants aged four months and older.
How does Somogel Oral work?
Somogel oral gel contains the active ingredient miconazole. This antifungal medicine kills fungi and yeasts by causing holes to appear in their cell membranes.
The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. By making holes in the membranes, miconazole allows essential constituents of the fungal cells to leak out, which kills the fungi and clears up the infection.