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Stieprox Liquid

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Overview

Introduction

Stieprox Liquid is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin and nail infections. It works by stopping the growth of fungi, thus treating the infection.

Stieprox Liquid is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. The amount you need, and how long you take it will depend on what you are being treated for. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. You should avoid getting in contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. In case of accidental contact, wash it off with plenty of water. Keep using it regularly to get the most benefit.

The most common side effects include itching, burning, or stinging sensation at the site of application. They are not usually serious and often disappear with time. If they bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know.

Benefits of Stieprox Liquid

In Fungal skin infections

Stieprox Liquid is used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms, such as pain and itching, caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

In Fungal nail infections

Stieprox Liquid kills a wide variety of fungi that cause nail infections. It is easy to apply and has very few side effects. Using this medicine will restore your finger- or toenails to a healthy condition but it takes time because healthy nails take a long time to grow. You should keep using it until healthy nails have grown back. This will prevent the infection from returning. Do not use nail varnish on nails that you are treating.

Side effects of Stieprox Liquid

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Stieprox

  • Application site itching

How to use Stieprox Liquid

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Stieprox Liquid works

Stieprox Liquid is an antifungal medicine. It stops protein production in the fungal cells disrupting the cell division process. This is how it prevents further growth of fungi and helps to treat your skin and nail infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Stieprox Liquid is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Stieprox Liquid is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Stieprox Liquid helps treat fungal skin and nail infections.
  • Apply it as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
  • Cover the affected and surrounding skin areas and rub in gently.
  • Do not apply more often or use longer than directed. This may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes, ears, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice changes in color or burning sensation of skin.
  • Avoid use of nail varnishes and artificial nails during treatment. Do not share your nail-filer to prevent spread of infection.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclohexane & pyridinone derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
I have skin fungal infections tell me the medicins
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Plz visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. Is Stieprox effective?

Stieprox is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Stieprox too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How to use Stieprox?

Before using Stieprox, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Stieprox gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Stieprox?

Be careful not to get Stieprox into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Stieprox if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Stieprox with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Stieprox only if prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Stieprox?

If you forget to use Stieprox, do not worry and continue using Stieprox as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Stieprox a steroid?

No, Stieprox is not a steroid. It is a medicine which is used to kill a wide variety of infection-causing fungus. It is applied on the affected skin or nails to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails.

Q. Can we apply Stieprox on other parts of the body?

No, this medicine should not be used on other parts of the body like eyes, oral cavity or intravaginally. Its use should be restricted to nails and skin only. Always consult your doctor before using the medicine and follow the instructions carefully.

Q. Can Stieprox cause any local reaction or rashes?

Yes, the use of Stieprox may cause allergic reactions, but the probability is unknown. Such allergic reaction is not very common and is likely to occur only in susceptible or sensitive individuals. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience such reactions.

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References

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