Proper Use

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Apply enough tioconazole to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas, and rub in gently.

Keep this medicine away from the eyes.

Do not apply an occlusive dressing (airtight covering, such as kitchen plastic wrap) over this medicine unless you have been directed to do so by your doctor. To do so may cause irritation of the skin.

To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using tioconazole for the full time of treatment , even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Since fungus infections may be very slow to clear up, you may have to continue using this medicine every day for several weeks or more. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical cream dosage form:
    • For ringworm of the body or yeast infection of the skin:
      • Adults—Use two times a day for 2 to 4 weeks.
      • Children— Dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For ringworm of the foot:
      • Adults—Use two times a day for up to 6 weeks.
      • Children— Dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For ringworm of the groin:
      • Adults—Use two times a day for up to 2 weeks.
      • Children— Dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea versicolor (“sun fungus”):
      • Adults—Use two times a day for 1 to 4 weeks.
      • Children— Dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.