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Ozanex is a topical cream used to treat impetigo in patients who are 2 months of age and older.
Ozanex is available in a 1% cream.
Patients should use Ozanex cream as instructed by their doctor. Any questions or concerns may be referred to their doctor or pharmacist.
A thin layer of Ozanex cream should be applied to the affected area two times a day for five days. Do not get the cream in the eyes, mouth, nostrils, or genital areas. Wash your hands before and after application.
Ozenoxacin is the active ingredient in Ozanex cream. Benzoic acid (E 210), ethylene glycol monopalmitostearate, octyldodecanol, oleoyl macrogol-6-glycerides, polyethylene glycol-6 stearate, polyethylene glycol-32 stearate, propylene glycol, purified water, and stearyl alcohol are the inactive ingredients.
Ozanex cream should not be used in patients who are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Ozanex side effects include itching, irritation, worsening rosacea, or worsening seborrheic dermatitis. However, other side effects may occur. The doctor should be contacted if side effects develop that become bothersome or persistent.
Ozanex. Mississauga, ON: Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2017.