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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

Medically reviewed by P. Thornton, DipPharm. Last updated on Dec 14, 2018.

What is Vusion Ointment?

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.

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 ointment will not be effective without frequent diaper changes

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Vusion ointment if your child is allergic to miconazole, zinc, dimethicone, mineral oil, petroleum, or lanolin.

Do not use the ointment form of this medicine on a child younger than 4 weeks old.

To make sure Vusion is safe, tell your doctor if your child has ever had:

  • a weak immune system caused by disease or by using certain medicines.

How should I use Vusion Ointment?

Use Vusion ointment exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Your doctor may perform lab tests to make sure you have the type of infection that this medicine can treat effectively.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

Clean and dry the affected area before applying this medicine. You may use a mild soap.

Use the ointment for 1 week, each time you change a diaper. This medicine 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, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication.

Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

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. Jock itch should improve within 2 weeks, and athlete's foot should improve within 4 weeks. For best results, use this medicine as directed and follow all instructions for keeping the treatment area clean and dry.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube or bottle 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.

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 this medicine 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.

Less serious Vusion side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

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.

What other drugs will affect Vusion ointment?

Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Vusion only for the indication prescribed.

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

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