Zole Skin Ointment
Zole ointment is a broad spectrum antifungal that is useful in the treatment of dermatological conditions and fungal infections including ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, vaginal yeast infection etc.
It is also helpful in curing pityriasis which alters the pigmentation of the skin. It stops the production of certain chemicals necessary for the fungal growth that disrupts its cell membrane. This treats fungal infections by preventing the fungal growth.
The dosage, as well as the duration of use, depends on the type and vigour of the infection. Generally, twice daily application is prescribed. Overuse does not help to cure the infection faster.
The side effects of using this drug include slight burning, itching or slight irritation at the site of application. It can also cause redness, pain or inflammation. In case you develop skin rashes, swelling of the lips, tongue or hives, consult the doctor immediately.
Apply this ointment in the affected parts ensuring the parts are clean and dry. Avoid tight-fitting and synthetic clothes. In case it comes in contact with your eyes, rinse at once with cool water.
Zole Skin Ointment is used to treat the following problems:
Skin Fungal Infections
Common side effects of Zole are as follows:
Redness Of Skin
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of the medicine lasts for about 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The maximum activity of Zole is observed after 7 hours of application.
Is it habit forming?
Zole is not habit forming.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of Zole during breastfeeding must be done carefully after consultation with the physician.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It is safe to drive while on zole.
Does this affect kidney function?
Zole does not affect the functioning of kidney.
Does this affect liver function?
It can potentially alter the level of enzymes in the liver. This ointment can cause rashes, yellowing of eyes and skin etc. If the medication is being used, liver function tests must be done regularly. Discontinue use after consulting the doctor if the liver function tests show adverse results.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Make up for a missed dose if there is adequate time before the next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Overdose can intensify the side effects. Consult the physician if the side effects are too uncomfortable.
Zole Skin Ointment is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is an important component of fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P450 14-alpha-demethylase enzyme, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Zole is not recommended for patients with hepatic conditions and allergies to milk proteins.
Interaction with Alcohol
Zole does not interact with alcohol.
Interaction with Food
It has no interaction with food.
Interaction with Medicine
It is not recommended for use with Alprazolam, Warfarin, anti-diabetic medications and Atorvastatin.
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