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Oxistat Side Effects

Generic Name: oxiconazole topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about oxiconazole topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Oxistat.

For the Consumer

Applies to oxiconazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion

Along with its needed effects, oxiconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Oxistat) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking oxiconazole topical:

Less common
  • Burning
  • itching
Rare
  • Blistering, crusting, dryness, or flaking of skin
  • scaling
  • severe redness, soreness, or swelling of skin
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas
  • pus at root of hair
  • skin irritation

Some side effects of oxiconazole topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to oxiconazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion

Dermatologic

Cream:
-Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, burning
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Irritation, allergic contact dermatitis, folliculitis, erythema, papules, fissure, maceration, rash

Lotion:
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Burning, pruritus, scaling, dyshidrotic eczema[Ref]

Other

Cream:
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Stinging, nodules

Lotion:
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Stinging, pain[Ref]

Nervous system

Lotion:
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tingling[Ref]

References

1. Jegasothy BV, Pakes GE "Oxiconazole nitrate: pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of a new imidazole antifungal agent." Clin Ther 13 (1991): 126-41

2. Raulin C, Frosch PJ "Contact allergy to oxiconazole." Contact Dermatitis 16 (1987): 39-40

3. Ramelet AA, Walker-Nasir E "One daily application of oxiconazole cream is sufficient for treating dermatomycoses." Dermatologica 175 (1987): 293-5

4. "Product Information. Oxistat (oxiconazole)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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