Generic Name: oxiconazole (ox-ee-KON-uh-zole)
Brand Name: Oxistat
Oxiconazole cream is used for:
Treating fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Oxiconazole cream is an antifungal. It works by killing or preventing the growth of the fungus.
Do NOT use oxiconazole cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in oxiconazole cream
- you are taking astemizole or terfenadine
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using oxiconazole cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with oxiconazole cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with oxiconazole cream. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), H1 antagonists (eg, astemizole, terfenadine), or sulfonylureas (eg, glyburide) because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by oxiconazole cream
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if oxiconazole cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use oxiconazole cream:
Use oxiconazole cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Oxiconazole cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, genital area, and other mucous membranes.
- Clean the affected area with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
- Apply enough medicine to cover the affected area. Rub in gently.
- Do not cover area with bandages or other occlusive dressings unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
- Wash your hands immediately after using oxiconazole cream, unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
- To clear up your infection completely, use oxiconazole cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
- If you miss a dose of oxiconazole cream and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use oxiconazole cream.
Important safety information:
- Be sure to use oxiconazole cream for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The fungus could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
- If your symptoms do not get better within 2 to 4 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using oxiconazole cream while you are pregnant. Oxiconazole cream is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking oxiconazole cream.
Possible side effects of oxiconazole cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); nodules; reddening, blistering, peeling, itching, or burning of skin; scaling; skin cracking; swelling of the hair follicles.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Oxiconazole cream may be harmful if swallowed.Proper storage of oxiconazole cream:
Store oxiconazole cream between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Keep oxiconazole cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about oxiconazole cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Oxiconazole cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take oxiconazole cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about oxiconazole cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to oxiconazole cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using oxiconazole cream.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
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- Other brands: Oxistat