Sertaconazole

Description

Sertaconazole is a topical antifungal drug used in treating athlete's foot infection that occurs between the toes. It is used for adults and children of age 12 or above. It should not be used orally, intravaginally, rectally, on lips, or into the eyes.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sertaconazole

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash and peeling
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pruritis

Uses of Sertaconazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tinea Pedis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time for onset of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The exact duration of action for this medicine is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Sertaconazole is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult the doctor about the potential benefits and risks prior to taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Sertaconazole or other azole antifungal agents.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Sertaconazole is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult the doctor about the potential benefits and risks prior to taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
General warnings

Pediatric use

Use of Sertaconazole in children less than 12 years of age is not recommended.

Allergic reactions

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Sertaconazole or other azole antifungals.

Sensitivity

Discontinue the medicine if sensitivity or irritation occurs.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Sertaconazole, have it as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, continue with the normal dosing schedule, do not double the dose.

Overdose

Do not take this medicine in larger quantities than prescribed. Contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Natural Micronised Progesterone

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Sertaconazole is for external use only. Do not use the drug for indications other than prescribed and do not share the medication. You are advised to rinse with cool water immediately if Sertaconazole gets into your eyes and nose. Do not use topical agents too often as it may worsen the situation. Consult the doctor prior to using another topical agent. Complete the full course of medication as prescribed by the doctor, even though the symptoms are resolved.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Sertaconazole inhibit the fungus from growing and dividing by stopping the production of certain components essential for the fungus to grow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Azole antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - sertaconazole nitrate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 5 July 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?

Sertaconazole Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 5 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a608047.html#other-information

Sertaconazole [Internet]. Snomedbrowser.com. 2017 [cited 5 July 2017]. Available from:

http://www.snomedbrowser.com/Codes/Details/409281002

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Information on this page was last updated on 8 Jan 2018

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