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Generic name: Oxiconazole nitrate
Why is this drug prescribed: Oxistat is used to treat fungal skin diseases commonly called ringworm (tinea). Oxistat is prescribed for athlete's foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), ringworm of the entire body (tinea corporis), and tinea versicolor, which appears as patches on the skin. It is available as a cream or lotion.
Most important fact about this drug: Oxistat should not be used in, on, or near the eyes, or applied to the vagina.
How should you take this medication: Use Oxistat exactly as prescribed. Wash and dry the area to be treated before applying Oxistat and then apply the cream or lotion so that it covers the entire affected area and the area right around it. Be careful when applying to raw, blistered, or oozing skin. --If you miss a dose... Apply the cream or lotion when you remember, then return to your regular schedule. --Storage instructions... Store Oxistat at room temperature.
What side effects may occur: Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, notify your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue using Oxistat. Side effects may include: Allergic skin inflammation, burning, cracks in the skin, eczema, irritation, itching, pain, rash, scaling, skin redness, skin softening, small, firm, raised skin eruptions similar to those of chickenpox, stinging, tingling
Why should this drug not be prescribed: Do not use Oxistat if you have ever had an allergic reaction or are sensitive to oxiconazole or any other ingredients in the cream.
Special warnings about this medication: If you develop an irritation or sensitivity to the medication, notify your doctor.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication: No interactions have been reported.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: Oxistat has not been proved safe during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Oxistat appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Oxistat is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
Recommended dosage: ADULTS AND CHILDREN: For athlete's foot, jock itch, or ringworm of the body, use Oxistat cream or lotion once or twice a day. Athlete's foot is treated for 1 month. Jock itch and ringworm of the body are treated for 2 weeks. For tinea versicolor, apply Oxistat cream once a day for 2 weeks.
Overdosage: Overdose of Oxistat has not been reported. However, if you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.