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 medicine that fights infections caused by fungus. Zinc oxide is a mineral that acts as a skin protectant.
Vusion ointment is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis) in children and babies who are at least 4 weeks old. It is for use only on diaper rash that has been diagnosed by a doctor.
Vusion ointment should not be used to prevent diaper rash in either children or incontinent adults.
Vusion Ointment is used to treat diaper rash with yeast infection (candidiasis). This medicine should not be used to prevent diaper rash.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 taking this medicine
You should not use Vusion if you are allergic to miconazole, zinc, dimethicone, mineral oil, petroleum, or lanolin.
Do not use Vusion ointment on a child younger than 4 weeks old.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
a weak immune system caused by disease or by using certain medicines.
It is not known whether Vusion ointment will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether miconazole and zinc oxide topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Vusion ointment without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
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.
Your doctor may perform lab tests to make sure you have the type of infection that Vusion ointment can treat effectively.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Clean and dry the affected area before applying Vusion ointment. You may use a mild soap.
To use the ointment:
Gently clean the diaper area with warm water and a mild soap. Pat dry with a soft towel.
Apply a thin layer of medicine but do not rub it in to the skin.
Use the ointment each time you change a diaper. Vusion will not be effective without frequent diaper changes.
Change your child's diapers as soon as they become wet or soiled. Keep the diaper area clean and dry.
Do not use Vusion ointment to prevent diaper rash or you may increase your child's risk of infection that is resistant to treatment. Vusion ointment is not for use on general diaper rash without a related yeast infection.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antifungal medicine. Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have similar symptoms.
Stop using the medicine and call your doctor if symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse. Diaper rash should start to improve within 1 week of use.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly capped when not in use.
Vusion dosing information
Usual Pediatric Dose for Diaper Rash:
Diaper dermatitis complicated by documented candidiasis:
4 weeks or older: Apply to affected area at each diaper change for 7 days.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Vusion ointment is used with each diaper change, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Vusion ointment 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 while using Vusion ointment?
Avoid covering treated skin areas with tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as nylon or polyester clothing, or plastic pants) that does not allow air to circulate to your skin. If you are treating your feet, wear clean cotton socks and sandals or shoes that allow for air circulation. Keep your feet as dry as possible.
Rinse with water if Vusion ointment gets in your eyes.
Avoid using scented or perfumed soaps or lotions to clean the diaper area.
Avoid getting this medication in the mouth or vagina.
Vusion side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Vusion ointment: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe discomfort, redness, or other irritation of treated skin areas.
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?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied miconazole and zinc oxide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
- Your pharmacist can provide more information about Vusion ointment.
- 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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