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Oxistat Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Oxistat® is an antifungal medication type of antibiotic. It is used to treats fungal infections of the skin such as candida, ringworm, or tinea infections such as jock itch or athlete's foot. It is available as a cream or lotion.

Oxistat Dosage

  • For athlete's foot, then you should be used Oxistat cream or lotion once or twice a day.
  • For tinea versicolor, then you should be applied Oxistat cream once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses of Oxistat

  • It is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ring worm.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide

Side Effects of Oxistat

Before taken Oxistat medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Oxistat. Side effects may include:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Irritation
  • Skin redness
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Scaling
  • Itching
  • Eczema
  • Cracks in the skin

Warnings and precautions before taking Oxistat:

  • If you have any medical conditions such as illnesses, infections, allergies, then you should tell your doctor.
  • Before using this medication, you should tell your doctor your medical history especially if you have diabetes.
  • You should also be avoided wearing underwear that have tight-fitting or made from synthetic materials such as rayon or nylon. Instead, you can wear loose-fitting, cotton underwear.

Drug Interaction :-

There are no known interactions between oxiconazole lotion and other drugs. But do not start taking other drugs without talking with your doctor. Because it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Oxistat. Drug interactions may result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.


An overdose of oxiconazole topical is unlikely to occur. But after using Oxistat if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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