Sulconazole Topical


Sulconazole topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot (cream only), jock itch, and ringworm.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Side Effects Of Sulconazole Topical

Sulconazole may cause side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • itching
  • rash
  • burning
  • irritation or stinging
  • redness

Warnings & Precautions

Before using sulconazole topical:

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to sulconazole or any other drugs.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, including vitamins.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using sulconazole, call your doctor.

Sulconazole Topical Dosage

Sulconazole comes as a cream and solution to apply to the skin. It is usually used once or twice a day, in the morning and evening, for 2 to 4 weeks. Some infections require up to 6 weeks of treatment. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use sulconazole topical exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Thoroughly clean the infected area, allow it to dry, and then gently rub the medication in until most of it disappears. Use just enough medication to cover the affected area. You should wash your hands after applying the medication.

Continue to use sulconazole topical even if you feel well. Do not stop using sulconazole without talking to your doctor.


Keep all appointments with your doctor. Sulconazole topical is for external use only. Do not let sulconazole get into your eyes or mouth, and do not swallow it. Do not apply cosmetics, lotions, or other skin medications to the area being treated unless your doctor tells you.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish the sulconazole topcial, call 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.