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Drug class: topical antifungals

What is Exelderm?

Sulconazole fights fungus-caused infections.Exelderm for the skin is used to treat skin conditions such as athletes' foot jock itch and ringworm.This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Exelderm.

Side effects of Exelderm

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat and dizziness or light-headedness seek medical advice immediately:Sulconazole can cause serious side effects. Sulconazole should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Severe blistering, itching or redness, peeling, and irritation of the treated skin

Exelderm can cause the following side effects:

  • There may be mild burning, itching, or redness at the site of application.

There may be other side effects.For medical advice regarding potential side effects, speak to your physician. Alternatively, call the FDA directly at 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report them.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to sulconazole, it is best not to use it.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that sulconazole will not harm you:

  • A weak immune system can be caused by disease, medication, or other factors.
  • If you have an allergy to any other antifungal medicine, such as Clotrimazole or Miconazole Sertaconazole, Terconazole, and others

Exelderm is not known to harm unborn babies. Inform your physician immediately if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.Sulconazole is not known to pass into breast milk or whether it can harm a baby who is nursing. You should tell your doctor if you're breastfeeding a child.Exelderm should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Exelderm?

Do not alter the instructions on your prescription. Use this medication only as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or use it for longer.Exelderm should not be taken orally. Exelderm should only be used on the skin. Rinse with water if this medication gets into your eyes, mouth, or vagina.Before and after using this medication, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Wash the area that will be treated. Use a mild cleanser or soap.Cover the treated area only if your doctor says so.You should take this medication as prescribed. You may experience symptom improvement before the virus has completely been cleared.If your symptoms don't improve after four weeks of treatment or if the infection worsens, call your doctor.Use sulconazole only after consulting your doctor.Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, administer the missed dose; if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip it instead. Don't use extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Exelderm overdoses are unlikely to be harmful. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical attention. You can also call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Exelderm should not be used in the mouth or eyes.Avoid wearing synthetic clothing that is too tight or restricts airflow. Wear loose-fitting cotton or other natural fibers to keep the infection at bay.Do not use other medications to treat the same area that you have treated with sulconazole, unless you are told by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Sulconazole applied topically is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or even inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.