Sertaconazole - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Sertaconazole | Pronunciation : ser-ta-KON-a-zole
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot) in immunocompetent patients. It kills or stops the growth of fungus.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
As 2% cream- Apply a thin film to the affected area twice daily for 4 weeks.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a cream for topical application; apply as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It should not be used in children younger than 12 years of age.
Avoid excess dosage; otherwise it may worse the condition.
Side Effects :
Local - Dry skin and skin tenderness.
Allergic reactions - Rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue and tightness in the chest.