| OXICONAZOLE NITRATE
Classifications: azole antifungal; Therapeutic: antifungal
Pregnancy Category: B
1% cream, lotion
Topical synthetic antifungal agent that presumably works by altering the cellular membrane of the fungi, resulting in increased
membrane permeability, secondary metabolic effects, and growth inhibition.
Effective against fungi.
Topical treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes; also used for cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis.
Hypersensitivity to oxiconazole.
Hypersensitivity to other azole antifungals; pregnancy (category B), lactation.
Route & Dosage
|Tinea and Other Dermal Infections
Adult: Topical Apply to affected area once daily in the evening
- Apply cream to cover the affected areas once daily (in the evening).
- Treat tinea corporis and tinea cruris for 2 wk; tinea pedis for 1 mo to reduce the possibility of recurrence.
- Store at 15°30° C (59°86° F).
Adverse Effects (≥1%)Skin:
Transient burning and stinging, dryness, erythema
, pruritus, and local irritation.
No clinically significant interactions established.
<0.3% is absorbed systemically.
Patient & Family Education
- Use only externally. Do not use intravaginally.
- Discontinue drug and contact physician if irritation or sensitivity develops.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Contact physician if no improvement is noted after the prescribed treatment period.