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Oxiconazole nitrate topical

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


(ox-ee-CON-uh-zole NYE-trate)



This medication is an antifungal for use on the skin. It is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ring worm.

How To Use

This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Apply enough cream or lotion to cover the affected area. Use cotton balls or a soft cloth to apply the lotion. Wash hands after application. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact with the eyes. Avoid contact with the vagina.

Side Effects

This medication may cause itching, burning, redness, dry or flaky skin or tingling the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: pain, swelling, open sores, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, infections, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: all skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Check container for expiration date and discard any unused medication after that date.