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Zole Skin Ointment

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Miconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Zole Skin Ointment is commonly used for the treatment of skin infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot (infection in the skin of your feet), jock itch (fungal infection in the buttocks, inner thigh and genital’s skin) and other fungal infections. It can also be used for the treatment of pityriasis, which causes lightening/darkening of the skin of the chest, arms, legs and neck. An azole antifungal, Zole Skin Ointment prevents the growth of the fungus on your skin, thus treating the infections. It is available as a cream, powder, spray liquid and powder as well as a lotion. There is also a suppository form available that is inserted in the vagina for treatment.

The dosage and duration of using Zole Skin Ointment depends on the type of the infection it is being used for. Apply it twice in a day or as per your doctor’s instructions. Make sure that you do not apply it more than the prescribed times. It will not improve your condition faster, instead increase the side effects. If you are using the vaginal cream or the suppository, read and follow the instructions properly.

The possible side effects that Zole Skin Ointment could have are a mild irritation on the skin where it is applied, or a burning and itching sensation in the affected area. These symptoms do not require any medical guidance as such. However, consult your doctor at once if you develop an allergic reaction like skin rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and face or hives. An increased redness, pain or inflammation of the affected area must also be brought to the doctor’s notice.

You must dry the area before applying Zole Skin Ointment in the affected parts. Avoid tight-fitting clothes of synthetic fibres, opt for loose cotton clothes. Also, make sure you do not spray it near your eyes. In case it happens, wash your eyes at once with cool water.

Zole Skin Ointment is used in the treatment of fungal infection in the mouth caused by Candida albicans fungus.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Zole Skin Ointment is used in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
Skin fungal infections
Zole Skin Ointment is used in the treatment of skin infections caused by the fungus. It is also used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
Zole Skin Ointment is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.
In addition to its intended effect, Zole Skin Ointment may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Body pain Major Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Fever or chills Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Black or tarry stools Major Rare
Diarrhea Minor Common
Nausea or vomiting Minor Common
Stomach pain Minor Less Common
Loss of appetite Minor Less Common
Weakness Minor Less Common
Change in taste Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The maximum salivary concentration of this medicine can be observed in 7 hours after a buccal dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Clear data is not available about the use of this medicine in the breastfeeding women. Use with caution when the topical cream is applied. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
United States
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
Liver Disease Moderate
Zole Skin Ointment should be used with caution in the patients with liver injury. Any symptoms of rash, yellowing of eyes and skin, abdominal pain should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Moderate
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.
Warfarin Major
Usage of Zole Skin Ointment along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, and unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.
Antidiabetic drugs Moderate
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of low blood glucose levels. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness should be reported immediately.
Atorvastatin Moderate
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. This combination can increase the risk of liver injury and kidney injury. Symptoms like dark-colored urine, muscle pain, weakness, joint pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes should be reported immediately.
What are you using Zole Skin Ointment for?
Skin fungal infections
Vaginal Candidiasis
Oral Thrush
Black or tarry stools
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
No Side Effects
Fever or chills
Body pain
Stomach Pain
Black or tarry stools

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About Zole Skin Ointment
When is Zole Skin Ointment prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Zole Skin Ointment?
What are the side effects of Zole Skin Ointment?
Key highlights of Zole Skin Ointment
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Zole Skin Ointment approved?
What are the interactions for Zole Skin Ointment?