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Sertaconazole topical

Name of the generic: sertaconazole topical [SER-ta’-KON-a-zole

The brand name is Ertaczo.
Dosage Form: topical cream (2 percent)
Drug class: topical antifungals

What is Sertaconazole topical?

Sertaconazole topical is a medication for treating fungi that combats the effects of fungus.Sertaconazole applied topically (for your skin) can be used for treating tinea pedis (athlete's foot) in adults and young children who are at least 12 years old.Sertaconazole topical can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects Sertaconazole

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

Sertaconazole topical can cause serious adverse side effects. Consult your physician right away. If you suffer from:

  • Extreme burning, redness, or stinging following the application of the medication
  • The skin is itching and blistering skin
  • Oozing or swelling from the skin

Common negative side effects of topical sertaconazole can be:

  • Dryness of treated skin
  • Skin tenderness;
  • Mild itchy rash or skin irritations in the area where the medication was applied

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Prior to use this drug

Sertaconazole should not be used topically if you have an allergy to it.It is unclear if sertaconazole's topical use can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

It's not clear if sertaconazole is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.Do not apply sertaconazole topical to anyone who is less than 12 years of age without medical assistance.

How to take Sertaconazole topical?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't take this medicine in smaller or larger quantities or for a longer period than prescribed. Do not consume it by mouth. Sertaconazole is a topical medication that can be used solely on the skin.Dry and clean the affected region.

To treat foot problems caused by athletes, apply the medicine to the areas affected between the toes and adjacent skin two times a day for a month.Don't cover your skin region unless your doctor instructs you to.Wash your hands following the application of this medication.

Take this medication for the duration of the prescription. Your symptoms may worsen even before your disease is cleared completely. The absence of doses can increase the risk of a subsequent infection that is intolerant of antifungal medications.

Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse after using sertaconazole for topical treatment.

Use only sertaconazole topical to treat any skin problem that hasn't been examined by your physician. Do not share this medication with anyone else, even if they suffer from similar symptoms to yours.Keep the tube at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Close the tube when not in use.

Sertaconazole topical dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis:

Apply the topically applied treatment twice per day for 4 weeks.
Use: To treat the treatment of skin-to-skin tinea in the pedis (due to Trichophyton rubrum T mentagrophytes, as well as Epidermophyton floccosum) for patients with immunodeficiency.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis:

12-years or older Do not apply topically more than twice every day for four weeks.
Use: To treat the treatment of skin-to-skin tinea pedicles (due to T mentagrophytes, T rubrum, and E floccosum) in immunocompromised patients

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the dose you missed when you remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are close to the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medication in an attempt to make up for missed doses. This could result in overdosage.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting the topical sertaconazole in your eyes.Beware of getting this medicine into your mouth, nose, vagina, rectum, or snout.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that other medications you take in the form of injections or orally can affect sertaconazole applied topically. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, which include prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbs.