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Sulconazole Nitrate Topical cream

It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin

Generic Name: sulconazole topical  |  Brand Name: Exelderm

Brand Names: Exelderm

What is this medicine?

SULCONAZOLE (sul KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sulconazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • breast-feeding
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. If treating hand infections, only wash hands before use. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and a small amount to the surrounding area. Rub in gently. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not use more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think you are better. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • topical products that have nystatin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to improve within 4 to 6 weeks.

If you are using this medicine for 'jock itch' be sure to dry the groin completely after bathing. Do not wear underwear that is tight-fitting or made from synthetic fibers like rayon or nylon. Wear loose-fitting, cotton underwear.

If you are using this medicine for athlete's foot be sure to dry your feet carefully after bathing, especially between the toes. Do not wear socks made from wool or synthetic materials like rayon or nylon. Wear clean cotton socks and change them at least once a day, change them more if your feet sweat a lot. Also, try to wear sandals or shoes that are well-ventilated.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • rash

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • skin irritation, burning, stinging, itching or redness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store below 40 degrees C (104 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: August 18, 2009
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