What is Econazole?Econazole is an antifungal medication prescribed for fungal skin diseases commonly called ringworm (tinea). It is used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), a fungal infection of the entire body (tinea corporis), and a skin infection that causes yellow- or brown-colored skin eruptions (tinea versicolor). It is also prescribed for yeast infections of the skin.
What is the most important information I should know about Econazole?Econazole is only for external use. Do not use it in or near the eyes.
Econazole should not be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
If you develop an irritation or an allergic reaction to econazole, stop using the cream and inform your doctor.
Who should not take Econazole?Econazole should not be used if you are sensitive to it or have ever had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Econazole?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with econazole. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch, Tinea Corporis, Tinea Versicolor
Adults: Apply sufficient econazole to completely cover the affected area once a day. Athlete's foot is treated for 1 month; jock itch and tinea corporis are treated for 2 weeks; and tinea versicolor is usually treated for 2 weeks.
Adults: Completely cover the affected area twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Cutaneous candidiasis is treated for 2 weeks.
How should I take Econazole?Use econazole exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after using this medication. Clean and dry the affected area then completely cover it with the cream. Continue using the medication for the full time prescribed even if your symptoms have been relieved.
What should I avoid while taking Econazole?Do not use econazole in or near your eyes.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Econazole?No significant interactions have been reported with econazole. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Econazole?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: burning, itching, skin redness, stinging
Can I receive Econazole if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Econazole should be used during the first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy only if it is essential to your health, and during the remainder of your pregnancy only if your doctor feels it is clearly needed. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. The effects of econazole on breastfeeding are unknown. If you are breastfeeding, do not use econazole without first talking to your doctor.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Econazole?Apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
How should I store Econazole?Store at room temperature.
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