Name: Oxiconazole

Oxiconazole Overview

Oxiconazole is a prescription medication used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, jock itch, and athlete's foot. Oxiconazole belongs to a group of drugs called imidazole derivative antifungals. These work by killing the fungi that cause infections on the skin. 

This medication comes as a topical cream or lotion and is usually applied to the skin 1 to 2 times a day. 

Common side effects of oxiconazole include itching, burning, and irritation of the skin.

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.

Cream, External:

Oxistat: 1% (30 g, 60 g, 90 g) [contains benzoic acid, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol]

Generic: 1% (30 g, 60 g, 90 g)

Lotion, External:

Oxistat: 1% (30 mL, 60 mL) [contains benzoic acid, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol]


Concerns related to adverse effects:

• Irritation: Discontinue if sensitivity or irritation occurs

Other warnings/precautions:

• Appropriate use: For topical use only; not for ophthalmologic, oral, or vaginal use.