Fight Back Against Fungus With
OXISTAT® (oxiconazole nitrate)
OXISTAT® is a topical prescription antifungal medicine with the power to treat four major fungal skin 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 skin infections will come back.
Will it work for me?
In clinical studies, OXISTAT® helped many of the people who used it. For instance, 83% of people with tinea versicolor (a fungal skin infection that typically affects large areas of the torso) who used OXISTAT® Cream in clinical studies successfully treated their fungal skin infection, compared with 62% of people who just received the cream base. People in the study 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. (See full Prescribing Information.)
How should I use OXISTAT®?
- Wash your hands before and after using OXISTAT®
- Clean and dry the infected area before using OXISTAT®
- Apply OXISTAT® to the infected area
- Continue to use OXISTAT® for the amount of time indicated by your doctor
How soon will OXISTAT® work?
OXISTAT® works fast—in a clinical study, symptoms like redness were much better on Day 7. Be sure to use OXISTAT® according to your doctor's instructions.
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. Jock itch, ringworm, and tinea versicolor are treated for 2 weeks, and athlete's foot is treated for 1 month to reduce recurrence.
Is OXISTAT® safe for children?
Yes. OXISTAT® Cream may be used in children. In fact, there are no age limits to its use. However, tineas rarely occur in children under the age of 12.
Are there any side effects?
In clinical studies, most people did not experience side effects with OXISTAT®. The most common side effects reported were mild and included itching and burning. If you experience bothersome side effects, contact your doctor.
OXISTAT® Cream and OXISTAT® Lotion are indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, or Epidermophyton floccosum. OXISTAT® Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur.
OXISTAT® Cream may be used in pediatric patients for tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea (pityriasis) versicolor; however, these indications for which OXISTAT® Cream has been shown to be effective rarely occur in children below the age of 12.
Important 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 your physician prior to using this product. For more information, consult your physician.
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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