Oxiconazole (On the skin)
Treats fungus infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot, "jock itch," and ringworm.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to oxiconazole.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
- Shake the bottle of lotion before applying it.
- This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth, or use the medicine in your vagina. Do not use on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
- Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
- Do not use this medicine for any other skin problems.
- Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
- Never share your medicine with anyone.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Some infections may cause light or dark patches on your skin. This medicine treats the infection, not the discoloration. The skin color may not return to normal right away, even though the infection is gone.
- Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 2 to 4 weeks, or if they get worse.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blistering, swelling, or oozing of treated skin areas
- Severe itching, redness, or burning
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild, temporary itching, redness, or burning when applying the medicine
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
- Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013
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This page was last updated: September 18, 2013