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Oxistat Side Effects

Generic Name: oxiconazole topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug oxiconazole topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Oxistat.

For the Consumer

Applies to oxiconazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion

As well as its needed effects, oxiconazole topical (the active ingredient contained in Oxistat) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking oxiconazole topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common:
  • Burning
  • itching
  • 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

Minor Side Effects

Some oxiconazole topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common or rare:
  • Pain
  • skin rash
  • tingling
  • stinging

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to oxiconazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion


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

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


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

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

Nervous system

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


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

It is possible that some side effects of Oxistat may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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