OXICONAZOLE - Watsons Health

OXICONAZOLE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Oxistat

GENERIC NAME(S): OXICONAZOLE NITRATE

 

Description: Oxiconazole, a synthetic azole antifungal which prevents fungal growth and has has some antibacterial activity against aerobic Gram (+) organisms.

Pharmacokinetics:

Absorption: Absorbed in each dermis layer. Very low systemic absorption.

Distribution: To each dermis layer.

Excretion: Via urine (<0.3%).

  • Used for
    • Skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm
    • Pityriasis (tinea versicolor

How to use oxiconazole topical

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this mediciation in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • For use on skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Applied on affected area and the surrounding area, usually once or twice a day
  • Shake the bottle well just before applying and use cotton balls or a soft cloth to apply the lotion. Handwashing is a must after application of the medication. Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless instructed by your physician
  • Do not apply this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin
  • Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)
    • blistering, oozing, open sores.
  • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:
    • Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

Precautions:

  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole
    • Medical History
  • Should be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding as this medication passes into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects on your baby

 

Interactions:

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

Overdose:

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

In cases of pityriasis, this medication may not cause an immediate return to normal skin color. For your natural skin color to return it may take several months after completion of treatment

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage

  • Room temperature 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C)
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

 

Brands:

Available Brands:

Oxistat

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