Generic name: Miconazole nitrate, Zinc oxideBrand names: Vusion
Vusion ointment is a prescription skin medicine used to treat diaper rash that also has a yeast infection in children who have a normal immune systems.
Vusion ointment contains medicines that will help treat the yeast infection and the diaper rash. Even if you use Vusion ointment, diaper rash will not go away if you do not keep your child's diaper area clean and dry.
Gently, clean the skin on your child's diaper area with warm (not hot) water. You may also use a very mild soap. Pat the area dry with a soft towel. Use your fingertips and gently apply a thin layer of Vusion ointment to your child's diaper area at each diaper change. Do not rub Vusion ointment into your child's skin. Rubbing the skin can cause more irritation. Wash your hands after applying Vusion ointment to your child.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vusion.
Vusion ointment is not for treatment of all cases of diaper rash. Vusion ointment is only for diaper rash that also has a yeast infection. Most cases of diaper rash do not have yeast infections; therefore, they do not need the medicine that is in Vusion to treat a yeast infection.
Do not use Vusion on your child if he/she is allergic to any of its ingredients.
Avoid using any scented soaps, shampoos, or lotions on the diaper area. Do not use Vusion ointment on your child's diaper rash unless your doctor tells you that there is also a yeast infection. Do not use on any other children.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications your child is taking before beginning treatment with Vusion. Also, talk to your doctor about your child's complete medical history.
If Vusion ointment is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vusion with the following:
Miconazole intravaginal cream or suppositoryWarfarin
If you are pregnant, be cautious while applying Vusion to your child.
A thin layer of Vusion ointment should be spread across the rash using your fingertip, for 7 days. Vusion ointment is applied to the skin on your child's diaper area at each diaper change. Apply for the full 7 days even if the diaper rash starts to go away. Call your child's doctor if the diaper rash gets worse or does not go away in 7 days.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.