Sulconazole - topical

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Sulconazole is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot and jock itch.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Sulconazole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Your doctor will discuss the use of this medicine as different preparations of Sulconazole may only be used for a specific condition.

Do not use this medicine for any conditions other than what is prescribed by your doctor.

Sulconazole is available as a cream or a topical solution.

To use the cream or topical solution, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry the affected and surrounding area(s) before application.
  3. Apply and gently massage a small amount of the cream or solution on the affected and surrounding area(s). Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube or bottle.
Avoid application or any contact of this medicine with your eyes. Rinse immediately with water if it gets into your eyes. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Apply Sulconazole at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Sulconazole or any of its ingredients.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions to a similar type of medicine such as miconazole, clotrimazole or fluconazole.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The topical solution is not intended to be used for the treatment of athlete's foot.

Maintain good hygiene as this is important in managing fungal infections.
What side effects could I experience?
Sulconazole may cause any of the following side effects: skin irritation, burning or stinging sensation, itching, and redness at the application site.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Let your doctor know if you are using any other creams, ointments, or other medicines on the affected area.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Protect the topical solution from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on sulconazole - topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2023 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
Exclusive offer for doctors
Register for a MIMS account and receive free medical publications worth $139 a year.
Already a member? Sign in
Exclusive offer for doctors
Register for a MIMS account and receive free medical publications worth $139 a year.
Already a member? Sign in