Tioconazole topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to tioconazole topical: topical cream
As well as its needed effects, tioconazole topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking tioconazole topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Less common:
- skin rash
- or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tioconazole topical: vaginal ointment w/applicator
Local side effects have been commonly reported. These have involved the genitourinary area (occurring in up to 7% of treated patients), and have included burning, itching, and, less commonly, pain, irritation, and dryness.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have included contact dermatitis in patients using a topical nail solution (not available in the US). Most patients had been using the product for several weeks when dermatitis developed. Cross-sensitivity to other imidazoles has been reported.[Ref]
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It is possible that some side effects of tioconazole topical 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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