Oxistat Oxiconazole Nitrate and/or alternatives
Oxistat 1%Marketed as Zoderm E Cream in India Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Source Country : India
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Description of Oxistat
Oxistat belongs to the category of antifungal drugs, and its generic name is Oxiconazole. This medicine is available in the form of a topical application. Each gram of Oxistat lotion contains white petrolatum USP, propylene glycol USP, cetyl alcohol NF, polysorbate 60 NF, stearyl alcohol NF, benzoic acid USP 0.2% as a preservative, and purified water USP as lotion base.
Indications & Dosage of Oxistat
Your doctor may advise you to buy Oxistat in order to treat fungal skin infections such as jock itch, athlete’s foot and ringworm. It works by interfering with the growth and spread of the fungus, so that the infection can be treated. In some cases, this drug can also be used to treat pityriasis. It is a condition in which the skin of the arms, chest, legs and neck become lighter or darker in color.
Your doctor will advise you to clean the area to be treated properly, allow it to dry, and then apply Oxistat 1% lotion, usually two times a day. The dosage and length of the treatment depends on the type of your fungal infection, its severity, age of the infection, and your response to treatment. Try to apply the lotion at almost the same time each day.
Applying more Oxistat than recommended will not help treat the infection any faster. Doing so will only increase the risk of serious side effects of the drug. Therefore, apply the lotion exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Side Effects & Interactions of Oxistat
Pimple like bumps, redness, flaking, irritation, burning, stinging, or swelling are common side effects of Oxistat. These are supposed to improve on their own as your body starts adjusting to the drug. However, you must inform your doctor at once if any of these become intolerable. Also seek medical attention if you develop oozing, blistering or open sores at the site of application.
Some patients may also develop an allergic reaction to the drug. Stop using it if you have any symptoms of an allergy, including hives, severe dizziness, swelling on the face, tongue, throat or lips or difficulty breathing.
Before you buy Oxistat, inform your doctor about all the topical medicines you are using at present, as they may decrease the absorption and effectiveness of Oxiconazole. Also inform him or her about any other oral, topical or injectable anti-fungal medicines you use, as an overdose of the drug may lead to serious side effects. Your doctor will also advise you not to use any cosmetics on the affected area, as severe irritation may occur. In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription drugs you are using presently, including herbal products.
Warnings & Precautions of Oxistat
You should not use Oxistat if you are allergic to Oxiconazole, or to any other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, miconazole or ketoconazole.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting or synthetic clothes on your affected area, as it may cause discomfort and also worsen the condition. Try to wear natural fabrics and loose clothes until the infection gets treated.
Do not allow Oxistat to enter your mouth, nose or eyes, as severe irritation or reactions may take place. If this happens, wash the area thoroughly with water. Contact your doctor if irritation persists.