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Vusion Ointment

Generic Name: miconazole and zinc oxide topical (mye KON a zole and ZINK OX ide TOP ik al)
Brand Names: Vusion

What is Vusion?

Vusion Ointment contains a combination of miconazole and zinc oxide. Miconazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Zinc oxide is a mineral.

Vusion Ointment is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis) in children and babies who are at least 4 weeks old. This medicine should not be used to prevent diaper rash.

Vusion Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information

Vusion Ointment is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis). This medicine should not be used to prevent diaper rash.

Call your doctor at once if your child has severe discomfort or redness of treated skin areas.

Vusion will not be effective without frequent diaper changes.

Before using Vusion Ointment

Your child should not be treated with Vusion if the child is allergic to miconazole or zinc.

Vusion Ointment is not for use on a child who has a weak immune system caused by disease or by using certain medicines.

Your doctor will perform lab tests to make sure your child has a yeast infection. Vusion Ointment is not for use on general diaper rash without a related yeast infection.

Do not use Vusion on another child, even if they have similar symptoms. It is for use only on diaper rash with related yeast infection that has been confirmed by lab tests.

Do not use on a child younger than 4 weeks old.

How should I use Vusion Ointment?

Use Vusion Ointment as directed by your health care professional. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Use Vusion Ointment each time you change a diaper. Gently clean the diaper area and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply a thin layer of medicine but do not rub it in to the skin.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Wash your hands after applying the medicine.

Vusion Ointment will not be effective without frequent diaper changes. To best treat your child's condition, change diapers as soon as they become wet or soiled. Keep the diaper area clean and dry.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your child's symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Call your doctor if your child's symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

Do not use Vusion Ointment to prevent diaper rash or you may increase your child's risk of infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Vusion is used with each diaper change, you are not likely to miss a dose. Using extra ointment to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Vusion is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid?

Avoid using scented or perfumed soaps or lotions to clean the diaper area.

If this medication gets in your child's eyes, rinse with water and call the doctor at once.

Avoid getting this medication in the mouth or vagina.

Vusion side effects

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Vusion: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if your child has severe discomfort or redness of treated skin areas.

Common Vusion side effects may include dryness or peeling of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Vusion Ointment?

It is not likely that other drugs your child takes orally or by injection will have an effect on topically applied Vusion. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines your child uses, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about Vusion.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Vusion Ointment only for the indication prescribed.
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