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Oxistat cream is a medical substance consisting of an antifungal drug called oxiconazole. We carry the generic alternative to this mediation in 1%!
Oxistat cream is used to treat fungal infections. Fungal infections include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and pityriasis (tinea versicolor). Fungal infections occur when an invading fungus takes control of an area of the body and is too powerful for the immune system to handle. Fungi (funguses) can live in the air, soil, water, and in plants.
Oxistat cream is effective in treating fungal infections because of its power to prevent the fungus from growing, to allow the immune system to fight it off more easily.
Ensure you are following directions given to you by your doctor. Read all information your doctor might have given you to read-up on.
Avoid getting this cream in your mouth, eyes, or nose. Before applying this cream, ensure you wash your hands and dry thoroughly; this does not apply to those with fungal infections located on the hands.
Shake the bottle well before using. You may use a cotton ball or a soft cloth to apply the lotion with.
Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area and gently rub it in. Avoid covering the area unless directed to by a doctor.
This medication should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Do not use Oxistat Cream (oxiconazole)
You should find an alternative cream if you are allergic to oxiconazole or other azole antifungal medicines.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor about all medical conditions, medications, and drug allergies you have before using this cream.
This medication should only be used by pregnant women if the drug is absolutely needed. Consult your doctor if this concerns you.
Consult your doctor before breast feeding; this drug passes into breast milk and you will need to discuss the risks and benefits.
Common side effects of Oxistat Cream (oxiconazole) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Oxistat Cream (oxiconazole) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
How long until I start feeling relief?
Your doctor will determine the treatment duration. By the end of this period your symptoms should be improved. If symptoms have not improved by week 3-4; consult your doctor.
Is this medication safe for children?
Oxistat may be used in pediatric patients if used for treating tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea (pityriasis) versicolor.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the miss dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. You should not double up on dosages to make up for the miss dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
Store in room temperature away from moisture, heat and light. Keep away from children and pets.
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