Generic name: Oxiconazole nitrate.

Oxistat is an antifungal. It destroys and prevents the growth of fungi.

Quick Facts About Oxistat


Used to treat fungal skin diseases such as ringworm (tinea). Also used to treat athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm of the entire body.

Oxistat Dosage

Use exactly as prescribed. Not for use in or near the eyes or vagina.

  • Usual adult dose: apply cream or lotion once or twice per day. Athlete’s foot is treated for one month. Jock itch and ringworm of the body are treated for 2 weeks.
  • Usual child dose: same as adult dose.
  • Missed dose: apply cream or lotion as soon as possible, then return to regular schedule.

Oxistat Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

none reported. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: allergic skin inflammation; burning cracks in the skin; eczema; irritation; itching; pain, rash; scaling; skin redness; skin softening; small, firm, raised skin eruptions similar to chicken pox; stinging; tingling.

No known less common or rare Oxistat side effects.


No Oxistat drug interactions reported.

No known food/other substance interactions. 

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Appears in breast milk; could affect a nursing infant.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Follow doctor’s instructions carefully for children.

  • Do not use if sensitive to or allergic to any of the ingredients of this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop an irritation or sensitivity.


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