Tioconazole is a drug to treat fungal infections of the skin. Some fungal infections that can be treated with tioconazole include nail fungus infections, ringworm, athlete's foot, tinea versicolor, and skin candidiasis.

Tioconazole belongs to the azole class of antifungals. This drug works by inhibiting the formation of ergosterol, which is a compound needed in the formation of fungal cell walls. That way, the fungus will stop growing and die.

Tioconazole is available in cream form.

Tioconazole trademarks : Prodermal, Trosyd

What is Tioconazole

Category Antifungal drug
class Prescription drug
Benefit Treating fungal infections
Used by Adults and children
Tioconazole for pregnant and lactating women Category B: Animal studies have not demonstrated a risk to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women. However, this drug must still be used on the advice of a doctor.

It is not known whether tioconazole is absorbed into breast milk or not. Consult your doctor regarding the use of tioconazole if you are pregnant.

Drug form Cream

Warning Before Using Tioconazole

Tioconazole should not be used carelessly. Before using tioconazole, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • Do not use tioconazole if you are allergic to it or to other azole antifungal drugs, such as ketoconazole. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Consult your doctor about your concerns before using tioconazole or if you also have diabetes or HIV/AIDS .
  • Tioconazole should only be used on the skin. Keep this medication away from the eyes, inside of the mouth, or inside of the nose. If the area is accidentally exposed to the drug, clean it immediately and rinse it under running water.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medication with certain drugs, supplements or herbal products, to anticipate drug interactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
  • Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction after using tioconazole.

Dosage and Rules for Use Tioconazole

Tioconazole is used by applying it to the skin area infected with the fungus. The following is the dose of tioconazole based on the patient's condition:

  • Conditions: Panu
    Adults: Apply the drug 2 times a day. Medication is used for 1–4 weeks.
  • Condition: Athlete's foot
    Adult: Apply the drug 2 times a day. Medication is used for up to 6 weeks, depending on the severity.
  • Conditions : Ringworm ( tinea corporis ) or skin candidiasis
    Adults: Apply medication 2 times a day. Medication is used for 2–4 weeks
  • Conditions: Fungal infection in the groin ( tinea cruris )
    Adults: Apply the drug 2 times a day. The drug is used for 2 weeks.

How to Use Tioconazole Properly

Always follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the instructions for use listed on the tioconazole packaging before using it.

Wash your hands using soap and running water, then dry them before and after using tioconazole. Do not cover the treated area unless directed by your doctor.

Apply tioconazole cream to the affected skin area and a small amount around it. Use the drug according to the duration of use recommended by the doctor. Do not stop using early even if your symptoms have improved. This is to prevent a recurrence of the condition experienced.

If you forget to take tioconazole, use the drug immediately if the break with the next schedule is not too close. If it is close, ignore the missed dose and do not double the next dose.

Consult a doctor if complaints have not improved within 2 weeks for the treatment of ringworm, skin candidiasis, phlegm, and tinea cruris, or within 4-6 weeks for the treatment of athlete's foot.

While undergoing treatment with tioconazole, be sure to always keep the body parts infected with the fungus clean and do not wear tight clothing. Use clothes made of cotton, and make sure the infected part is always dry.

Store the drug in its packaging at room temperature. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, heat, and damp places. Keep medicine out of reach of children.

Interactions of Tioconazole with Other Drugs

Until now, it is not known what interaction effects can occur when tioconazole is used with other drugs. However, to prevent unwanted drug interaction effects, be sure to always tell your doctor if you want to take or use certain drugs together with tioconazole.

Tioconazole Side Effects and Dangers

Although it rarely occurs, there are some side effects that can appear on the skin area that is smeared with tioconazole. These side effects include:

  • Rash
  • Reddened skin
  • Itchy skin
  • The skin feels itchy
  • Swelling in the treated part

Check with your doctor if the complaints mentioned above do not subside or even get worse. Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction which can be marked by a widespread reddish rash or difficulty breathing.

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