Sertaconazole - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Sertaconazole | Pronunciation : ser-ta-KON-a-zole
Latest prescription information about Sertaconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Why it is prescribed :
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 studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
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.
Other Precautions :Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :Store at 25°C.
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