- Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Oxistat* used for?
Generic for Oxistat* (Oxiconazole) is a topical antifungal cream used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris) and ringworm (tinea corporis). Generic for Oxistat* is also indicated for the treatment of a fungal infection called pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor), a skin condition with lighter or darker patches that often appear in the back, chest, and neck.
Generic for Oxistat* works by preventing the growth of fungus on the skin. Generic for Oxistat* cream may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Oxistat*?
The dosage of Generic for Oxistat* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before using the Generic for Oxistat* cream. Clean and dry the infected area. Apply enough cream to cover the affected skin and rub in gently. After applying the cream, wash your hands immediately.
Do not cover the affected area with bandages or other occlusive (airtight) dressings unless otherwise directed by your physician.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Oxistat*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Oxistat* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Oxistat*?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Oxistat*, seek medical attention immediately. Generic for Oxistat* cream may cause harm if swallowed.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Oxistat*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Oxistat*.
Generic for Oxistat* may interact with the following types of medicines: anticoagulants, sulfonylureas and H1 antagonists.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Oxistat*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Oxistat*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Oxistat* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Oxistat* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Oxistat* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Oxistat* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Oxistat* can cause side effects such as mild stinging, tingling, burning, itching, irritation, skin redness and flaky skin. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Oxistat*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Oxistat*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Oxistat* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Oxistat*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Oxistat*?
How will Generic for Oxistat* work in my body?
How should Generic for Oxistat* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Oxistat* drug interactions and side effects?
Do not apply the Generic for Oxistat* cream in the eyes, nose, mouth, vagina and other mucous membranes.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Oxistat* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.