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Oxiconazole

Information

Uses

Oxiconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

Oxiconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Joint pain, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Sores, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic skin rash, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Skin redness, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Skin rash, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Flatulence, Constipation, Tingling sensation, Joint swelling

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Oxiconazole cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, genital area, and other mucous membranes.
  • Do not cover area with bandages or other occlusive dressings unless directed otherwise by your doctor as it may increase the side effects.
  • Complete the full course of treatment as advised by your doctor even if you feel better. 
  • Seek immediate attention if your symptoms do not improve within 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Consult your doctor if you see signs of irritation or allergy after applying oxiconazole cream or lotion.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Oxiconazole

Q.

Is oxiconazole nitrate a steroid?
Oxiconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole antifungal drug

Q.

What is oxiconazole used for?
Oxiconazole is used to treat skin fungal infection such as tinea pedis (foot infection), tinea cruris (groin infection), tinea versicolor (infection of trunk and proximal extremities) and tinea corporis (infection of arms and legs).


Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)