Oxiconazole topical

Generic name: Oxiconazole Topical
Brand names: Oxistat
Drug class: Topical antifungals

Usage of Oxiconazole topical

Oxiconazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

Oxiconazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Oxiconazole topical side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Oxiconazole topical may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of treated skin.
  • Common side effects of oxiconazole topical may include:

  • stinging, burning, itching, or redness where the medicine was applied.
  • 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.

    Before taking Oxiconazole topical

    You should not use oxiconazole if you are allergic to it.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using oxiconazole topical if you have health problems or use other medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

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    How to use Oxiconazole topical

    Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

    Do not take by mouth. Oxiconazole topical is for use only on the skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, mouth, or vagina, rinse with water.

    Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying this medication. Also wash the skin area to be treated.

    Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to.

    Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

    Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment, or your infection gets worse.

    Do not use oxiconazole to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.

    Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.


    Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.

    What other drugs will affect Oxiconazole topical

    Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use, but many drugs can interact. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.


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