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Econazole Nitrate

Generic name: econazole topical [ee-CON-a-zole]

Brand names: Econazole Nitrate, Ecoza
Drug class: topical antifungals

What is Econazole Nitrate?

Econazole Nitrate (for the skin) is used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis) as well as jock itching (tinea cruris) and the ringworm (tinea corporis). This medication can also be utilized to treat tinea versicolor (a fungal infection that causes discoloration of the skin) and yeast infections on the skin.Econazole Nitrate can also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Econazole Nitrate

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Consult your physician immediately. If you experience intense redness or burning after applying the medication,

Common adverse reactions to econazole nitrate can be:

  • Burning, irritation, burning, stinging, and redness.

This isn't a complete list of all possible side adverse effects. Other effects could be also possible. Talk to your doctor for medical advice regarding the consequences. If you have any concerns, you can report them at your FDA via 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

Topical nystatin, clotrimazole topical, ketoconazole topical, terbinafine, terbinafine topical, topical gentamicin, and mupirocin topical


Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your allergies, medical conditions, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

It is recommended not to make use of econazole nitrate in case you have an allergy to it.Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.Econazole Nitrate is not approved to be used by anyone less than 12 years old.

How to take Econazole Nitrate?

Follow all instructions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.Do not consume by mouth. The topical medication is intended to be used only on the skin.Cleanse your hands prior to or after applying Econazole Nitrate. Dry and clean the affected region.Follow and carefully read any instructions that are included along with your prescription. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand these directions.To treat foot problems caused by athletes Apply the medicine to the areas affected and the skin around it daily for 1 month.To treat jock's itch, tinea versicolor, or ringworm Apply the medicine to the affected areas and skin areas around them once a day for 2 weeks.To combat yeast infections on the skin, apply the medication to the affected areas and the skin around them twice a day for two weeks.Do not apply a bandage to the treated region unless your doctor instructs you to. Bandaging could raise the level of drugs that are absorbed by the skin and could cause adverse consequences.Make sure to take this medicine for the prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve quickly. Dosing less frequently can increase the chance of developing an infection that is resistant to medications. Econazole Nitrate does not treat the symptoms of a bacterial-related infection.

Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve or if symptoms become worse.Don't take this medication with a different person, even if they share similar symptoms as you do.Keep the tube at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Close the tube when not in use.Econazole Nitrate Foam is fire-proof. Avoid using near-high temperatures or near open flames. Don't store it in direct sunlight. Don't smoke for a long time until the foam has dried completely on the skin.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but take a break from any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting Econazole Nitrate in your eyes or inside the vagina.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you take, including:

  • A blood thinner—Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven;

This list isn't complete. Other medications may interact with Econazole Nitrate, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.