How OXISTAT® (oxiconazole nitrate) Works and What to Expect
OXISTAT® is a topical prescription antifungal medicine with the power to treat four major fungal infections. OXISTAT® can kill fungus on the skin, when used as directed. That is why you need to keep using OXISTAT® for the full course of treatment, even when you may think the infection is gone, to help reduce the possibility that fungal infections will come back.
Will it work for me?
OXISTAT® helps most of the people who use it. For instance, 83% of people with tinea versicolor (a fungal infection that typically affects large areas of the torso) who used OXISTAT® Cream in clinical studies were "cured" of their fungal infection, according to lab tests. They had used OXISTAT® Cream once a day for two weeks and were evaluated two weeks later. The length of your treatment may depend on your condition.
How should I use OXISTAT®?
- Wash your hands before and after using OXISTAT®
- Clean and dry the infected area before using OXISTAT®
- Put OXISTAT® on the places where your doctor tells you to
- Use OXISTAT® for the full amount of time your doctor tells you to
How soon will OXISTAT® work?
OXISTAT® works fast—in a clinical study, symptoms like redness and itchiness were much better within 7 days.
How long will I have to use OXISTAT®?
Your doctor is the best person to decide what's right for you. You may need to keep using OXISTAT® even after your symptoms have cleared up, otherwise the infection may return. The usual length of treatment is up to 4 weeks.
Is OXISTAT® safe for children?
Yes. OXISTAT® is proven safe and effective in children. In fact, there are no age limits to its use.
Are there any side effects?
Most people do not experience side effects with OXISTAT®. The most common side effects reported were mild and included itching and burning.
Important Selected Product Safety Information
Do not use OXISTAT® Cream and Lotion if you have hypersensitivity to any ingredient of this product.
Use the product only externally. OXISTAT is not to be used in the eyes or vagina. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Do not cover the treated area unless directed otherwise by your physician.
Use the medication for the full treatment time recommended by your physician, even though symptoms may have improved.
Inform the physician if the area of application shows signs of increased irritation, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing. In clinical studies with OXISTAT, the most commonly reported side effects were itching and burning.
If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, consult with physician prior to using this product. For more information, consult your healthcare provider.
Please see the link to the Full Prescribing Information below.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088
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