Econazole

Econazole Overview

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Econazole is a prescription medication used to treat fungal skin infections.

Econazole belongs to a group of drugs called azole antifungal agents. These work by killing the fungi that cause infections of the skin.

This medication comes in topical forms and is applied to the affected area once or twice daily.

Common side effects of econazole include itching, burning, stinging, or redness at the site of application.

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Uses of Econazole

Econazole is a prescription medication used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Econazole Brand Names

Econazole may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Econazole Drug Class

Econazole is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Econazole

Serious side effects have been reported with econazole. See the “Econazole Precautions” section.

Common side effects of econazole include itching, burning, stinging, or redness at the site of application.

This is not a complete list of econazole side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Econazole Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

No drug interactions have been identified by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

Econazole Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with econazole including the following:

Irritation at the application site. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms of skin irritation:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Rash

Do not take econazole if you:

  • are allergic to econazole or to any of its ingredients

Econazole Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of econazole, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking econazole, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to econazole or to any of its ingredients
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Econazole and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Econazole falls into category C. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

Econazole and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if econazole crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using econazole.

Econazole Usage

Use econazole exactly as prescribed.

This medication comes in topical forms and is applied to the affected area once or twice daily.

If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and apply your next dose at the regular time. Do not apply two doses of econazole at the same time.

 

Econazole Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

the condition being treated

The recommended dose of econazole for the treatment of athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm is application of the topical cream to the affected area once daily. The recommended dose of econazole for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin is application of the topical cream to the affected area twice daily.

Econazole topical foam is approved for the treatment of interdigital athlete’s foot and is applied once daily to the affected area.

Econazole Overdose

If you use too much econazole, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store econazole at room temperature.