Oxiconazole (On the skin)
Treats fungus infections of the skin.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
- Use this medicine only on your skin. Rinse it off right away if it gets on a cut or scrape. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use in the eyes or vagina.
- Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you use this medicine.
- Lotion: Shake the bottle just before you apply the medicine.
- Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor.
- Missed dose:Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
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
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 2 to 4 weeks, or if they get worse.
- 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.
- Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- 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 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 1/27/2017
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