What is Oxystat?
Oxystat (oxiconazole) is a topical drug used to treat fungal skin infections in people over the age of 12. It belongs to a class of drugs called imidazole derivatives.
Oxiconazole works by stopping fungal growth. Available as a lotion and cream. Contains benzoic acid, cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol.
common name: oxiconazole
brand name): Oxystat
Availability of medicines: prescription
Therapeutic Classification: Imidazole derivative
generally available: yes
Regulated substance: none
Administration route: Topic
active ingredient: oxiconazole
dosage form: Lotion, cream
What is Oxystat used for?
Oxystat is a topical antifungal drug used to treat some skin fungal infections in adults and children over the age of 12. It handles:
These conditions, especially in high humidity and temperature, are often caused by specific organisms called dermatophytes.
How to use Oxystat
Apply a thin layer of oxiconazole to clean, dry, affected skin. Please let me get used to it gently. Always wash your hands before and after applying this medicine to your skin. If your hands are on the treatment area, do not wash your hands after application.
Do not use on nose, eyes, vagina or mouth. Avoid occlusive bandages or bandages unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider.
When using lotion, shake well before using.
Store Oxiconazole at room temperature (59 F to 86 F) in a dry place. Do not store in bathroom.
Keep medicines out of reach of children and pets, ideally in a locked cabinet or closet.
if you plan to trip Use Oxystat to familiarize yourself with the regulations of your final destination. In general, be sure to make a copy of your Oxystat prescription. If possible, keep your medicine in its original container from the pharmacy with your name on the label. Please give me.
Throw away all unused or expired medicines, but do not throw them down drains or toilets. Ask your pharmacist or health care provider how best to dispose of this medicine.and check out drug recall program in your area.
How long does it take for Oxystat to work?
Oxystat may start working as soon as you apply it. The exact time at which Oxystat works is unknown. Its onset may vary from person to person. Always check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions.
What are the side effects of Oxystat?
This is not a complete list of sides etc. may be affected. Your health care provider can advise you about side effects. If you experience other effects, contact your pharmacist or health care provider. You can report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). fda.gov/medwatch or 800-FDA-1088.
common side effects
Some people may experience side effects with Oxystat. The most common side effect of Oxystat is irritation where the drug is used. Discontinue use if: skin irritation Or hypersensitivity occurs.
severe side effects
Oxystat can cause many side effects. Some are life threatening. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any serious side effects. Similarly, call 911 if you believe you have a medical emergency. Serious side effects include:
- ooze or bleed
- signs of an allergic reaction, such as tightness in the throat
Reporting side effects
Oxystat can cause other side effects. Call your healthcare provider if you have any unusual problems while taking this medicine.
You or your healthcare provider should report any serious side effects. FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program or by phone at 800-332-1088.
Dosage: How much Oxystat should I use?
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The dosage of this drug varies from patient to patient. Follow your doctor’s directions or label instructions. The information below includes only average doses for this drug. If your dose is different, do not change it unless directed by your doctor.
The amount of medicine you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of daily doses, intervals between doses, and duration of use depend on the medical problem for which the drug is being used.
For cream or lotion dosage forms:
For ringworm on the body or groin:
- Adults and Children – Use 1-2 times daily for at least 2 weeks.
For athlete’s foot:
- Adults and Children – Use 1-2 times daily for at least 4 weeks.
For ringworm of the trunk:
- Adults and Children – Use once daily for at least 2 weeks.
The following changes should be kept in mind when using Oxystat.
pregnancy: Animal studies have shown that Oxystat may not harm an unborn baby. Nevertheless, if you are, or are about to become, discuss it with your healthcare provider. pregnantand weigh the benefits and risks of taking Oxystat in your pregnancy.
breastfeeding: Although systemic absorption may be low, Oxiconazole may be found in breast milk.Talk to your healthcare provider if you plan to breastfeedingweigh the benefits and risks of taking Oxystat while breastfeeding and the different ways you can give it to your baby.
Adults over 65: Oxystat works just as well in people over the age of 65 as it does in young people. There is no dosage adjustment required for this drug in this population.
Children: This drug is not approved for children under the age of 12.
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If you forget to apply, apply the missing amount as soon as you notice. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual time. Do not use multiple applications or use extra doses.
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Overdose: What happens if I take too much Oxystat?
There have been no reports of overdose of Oxystat in humans.
Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you are experiencing an overdose or life-threatening symptoms.
What happens if I overdose on Oxystat?
If you think you or someone else may have overdosed on Oxystat, call your healthcare provider or Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
If someone collapses or is not breathing after taking Oxystat, call 911 immediately.
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If your skin problem does not improve within 2-4 weeks or if it gets worse, see your doctor.
Healthy habits are also necessary to fully cure the infection and prevent it from recurring. The following measures can also help reduce chafing and irritation and keep the affected area cool and dry.
- For patients using oxiconazole for ringworm of the groin:
- Do not wear tight or synthetic underwear (such as rayon or nylon). Wear loose-fitting cotton underwear instead.
- Apply a mild, absorbable powder (such as talcum powder) or an antifungal powder to the skin. It is best to use the powder while using oxiconazole.
- For patients using oxiconazole for ringworm of the feet:
- Dry your feet, especially between your toes, after bathing.
- Avoid wearing socks made of wool or synthetic materials (such as rayon or nylon). Instead, wear clean cotton socks and change them daily or more often if your feet sweat.
- Wear sandals or other breathable shoes.
- Apply a mild absorbent powder (such as talcum powder) or an antifungal powder between your toes, feet, socks, and shoes once or twice a day. It is best to use the powder while using oxiconazole.
Check with your healthcare professional if you have any questions about these measures.
Why should I not use Oxystat?
People who are sensitive to oxiconazole or some of its formulations should avoid taking Oxystat. Also, do not use this medicine if you have an azole antifungal allergy.
If you are unsure, ask your pharmacist or health care provider for a complete list of ingredients.
What other drugs interact with Oxystat?
There are no known significant interactions between Oxystat and any drug. However, talk to your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking or plan to take, including over-the-counter (OTC), non-prescription, vitamin, herbal, or plant-based medications.
Which drugs are similar?
Other drugs similar to the antifungal (topical) drug oxiconazole include:
- Gyne-Lotrimin (Clotrimazole)
- Solpak (econazole)
- Nizoral AD (ketoconazole)
- Lotrimin AF (miconazole)
- Ertaczo (sertaconazole)
- Exelderm (sulconazole)
- monistat one day (tioconazole)
This list lists drugs that are also used to treat fungal skin infections. This is not a list of medications recommended for use with Oxystat. If you have questions, ask your healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Oxystat used for?
Oxystat is used to treat fungal skin infections in adults and children over the age of 12.
What are the common side effects of Oxystat?
The most common side effects of Oxystat are:
- skin irritation
- sensitive skin
Where should I store Oxystat?
Store Oxiconazole in a dry place at room temperature.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Oxystat?
Apply as soon as you remember what you have forgotten. If the missed dose is too close to the next dose, skip it. Return to your regular application schedule. Do not apply an extra dose or double the amount used.
How can I stay healthy while using Oxystat?
Skin fungal infections do not go away overnight. So be patient while using this medicine. If you begin to notice skin irritation or sensitivity, discontinue use and contact your healthcare provider.
On the other hand, do not stop using this medicine if your symptoms start to subside. Instead, continue using for the prescribed period as directed.
Keep in mind that mold likes damp places. Therefore, always keep the affected area clean and dry.
Verywell Health drug information is created for educational purposes For purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your healthcare provider.talk to your healthcare provider before taking a new medication. IBM Watson Micromedex Provide some of the drug content as indicated on the page.
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