Ozenoxacin is used to treat impetigo (a skin infection caused by bacteria) in adults and children 2 months of age and older. Ozenoxacin is in a class of medications called antibacterials. It works by killing and stopping the growth of bacteria on the skin.

Side Effects Of Ozenoxacin

Ozenoxacin may cause side effects. Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately:

  • a new rash or infection at or near the area being treated

Ozenoxacin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

Warnings & Precautions

Before taking ozenoxacin:

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to ozenoxacin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in ozenoxacin cream. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking ozenoxacin, call your doctor.

Ozenoxacin Dosage

Ozenoxacin comes as a cream to be applied in a thin layer to the skin. It is usually used twice a day for 5 days. Apply ozenoxacin at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use ozenoxacin exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

The infected area of the skin should begin to look better during the first few days of treatment with ozenoxacin. If your condition does not improve after using this medication for 3 days or gets worse, call your doctor.

Ozenoxacin is for use only on the infected area of the skin. Do not let ozenoxacin cream get into your eyes, or inside your mouth, or nose, or inside the female genital area. Do not swallow this medication.

After applying the cream, you may cover the treated area with a clean bandage or gauze.

Wash your hands after applying it if your hands are not the area that is being treated.

Use ozenoxacin for as long as your doctor recommends, even if the infection looks better. If you stop using ozenoxacin too soon or skip doses, the infection may not be completely gone and the bacteria could become difficult to treat with another antibiotic.


Keep all appointments with your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.


All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.