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Oxiconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Oxiconazole is an antifungal that belongs to a class of medications called imidazoles. It works by impairing ergosterol synthesis leading to fungal membrane abnormalities thereby killing or preventing the growth of fungus.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Joint pain, Joint swelling, Burning sensation, Dry skin, Itching, Skin rash, Skin redness, Sores, Tingling sensation


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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


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 12 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)