Generic Name: sulconazole topical (sul KON a zole)
Brand Name: Exelderm
What is Exelderm?
Sulconazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
Exelderm (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
Exelderm may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use sulconazole if you are allergic to it.
To make sure sulconazole is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine); or
if you are allergic to other antifungal medicines such as clotrimazole, miconazole, sertaconazole, terconazole, and others.
It is not known whether Exelderm will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether sulconazole topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Exelderm is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I use Exelderm?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take by mouth. Exelderm is for use only on the skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, mouth, or vagina, rinse with water.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying this medication. Also wash the skin area to be treated. Use a mild soap or cleanser.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment, or your infection gets worse.
Do not use sulconazole to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Exelderm is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using sulconazole topical?
Avoid getting Exelderm in your eyes or mouth.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with sulconazole unless your doctor tells you to.
Exelderm side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using sulconazole and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of treated skin.
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Exelderm?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied sulconazole. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Your pharmacist has additional information about Exelderm.
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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Editorial References and Review
Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Exelderm (www.drugs.com/mtm/exelderm.html).