Oxiconazole Pharmacology


About Oxiconazole
Imidazole derivative, Antifungal.
Mechanism of Action of Oxiconazole
Oxiconazole is fungicidal or fungistatic depending on concentrations. It inhibits the conversion of Lanosterol to 14 demethyl Lanosterol by inhibiting the cytochromeP450 enzyme 14 alpha demethylase and impair ergosterol synthesis. This will alter cellular membrane integrity of fungus.
Pharmacokinets of Oxiconazole
Absorption: Oxiconazole absorption is minimal after topical administration.
Onset of Action for Oxiconazole
Duration of Action for Oxiconazole
Half Life of Oxiconazole
Side Effects of Oxiconazole
1. Skin irritation
2. Redness
3. Burning
4. Itching
5. Blistering
6. Pruritis
Contra-indications of Oxiconazole
1. Hypersensitivity to Oxiconazole
Special Precautions while taking Oxiconazole
1. Avoid contact with eyes, nose and mouth
2. Stop the use of medicament if irritation occurs
3. Avoid wearing tight synthetic clothes
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
NEONATES : Contraindicated
Indications for Oxiconazole
1. Tinea corporis (ring worm of the body)
2. Tinea cruris (ring worm of the groin and jock itch)
3. Pityriasis versicolor
4. Tinea pedis
Interactions for Oxiconazole
Typical Dosage for Oxiconazole
Topical preparations :
For the treatment of Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris and Pityriasis versicolor Oxiconazole 1 % cream and lotion are used
Clean the affected and surrounding area. Apply the medicament as thin film. Apply once or twice daily on the affected part for at least 14 days. Wash hands before and after use.
Tinea pedis: For 1 - 2 times daily for at least 1 month
Schedule of Oxiconazole
Storage Requirements for Oxiconazole
Store in a cool dry place. Protect from heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Oxiconazole
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Oxiconazole
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Oxiconazole in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for oxiconazole and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for oxiconazole may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

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