Econazole

(e kon' na zole)

PCaution when used during lactation / LCaution when used during lactation : Caution - pregnancy &  lactation (breast feeding)

PCI / LCI Contraindication for pregnancy & lactation (breast feeding)

PCI / LCaution when used during lactation  : Contraindication - pregnancy; Caution - lactation (breast feeding)

PCaution when used during lactation / LCI : Caution - pregnancy; Contraindication - lactation (breast feeding)

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PCaution when used during lactation Caution - Pregnancy

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Molecule Info

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Indication & Dosage Topical/Cutaneous
Skin fungal infections
Adult: Apply 1% cream, lotion, powd or soln up to tid. Continue for 2-4 wk.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Topical/Cutaneous
Nail fungal infections
Adult: As 1% cream/lotion: Apply once daily under occlusive dressing.
Vaginal
Vaginal candidiasis
Adult: 150 mg pessaries once daily at bedtime for 3 consecutive nights or a single dose of 150 mg (as a long-acting formulation). Alternatively, 5 g of 10% cream every night for 2 wk.
Administration May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity. Porphyria; pregnancy.
Special Precautions Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. May damage latex contraceptives. Pregnancy.
Adverse Drug Reactions Vulvar/vaginal burning; burning sensation; erythema; itching; contact dermatitis.
Pregnancy Category (US FDA) ROUTE(S) : TOPICAL
Category C
: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.
 
ROUTE(S) : VAG
Category C
: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.
Storage Topical/Cutaneous: Store below 30°C. Vaginal: Store below 30°C.
Pharmacology Econazole modifies the permeability of cell wall membrane in fungi; may interfere with RNA and protein synthesis, and lipid metabolism.
Absorption: Insignificant (topical or vaginal).
ATC Classification D01AC03 - econazole ; Belongs to the class of imidazole and triazole derivatives for topical use. Used in the treatment of fungal infection. 
G01AF05 - econazole ; Belongs to the class of imidazole derivative antiinfectives. Used in the treatment of gynecological infections.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 12            
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
ECODERM Rephco Laboratories Ltd. Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm: 28.00 MRP
ECOMET Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm: 28.00 MRP
ECONAL Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm: 32.00 MRP
Econate Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Econazole Nitrate 1% Cream Cream 10gm x 1:MRP 32 Tk
Econate VT Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Econazole Nitrate 150mg Vaginal Tablet Tablet 1x3's:MRP 70 Tk
Econate-G Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Econazole Nitrate 1% Cream Cream 30gm x 1:MRP 70 Tk
ECOREN ACI Ltd. Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm: 30.11 IP
ECOREN VT ACI Ltd. Econazole nitrate 150mg Tablet 3s: 72.27 IP
ECOZOL Opsonin Pharma Limited Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm & 30gm: 32.00 & 70.00 MRP
ECOZOL-VT Opsonin Pharma Limited Econazole nitrate 150mg Tablet 3s: 70.00 MRP
PEVARYL Sanofi Econazole nitrate 1% cream Cream 10gm: 32.49 MRP
SPECTAZOLE Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Econazole Nitrate 1% Cream Cream 10gm, MRP 35 Tk

Gen. MedInfo

Why is this medication prescribed?

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should this medicine be used?

Econazole comes as a cream to apply to the skin. Econazole is usually used once or twice a day, in the morning and evening, for 2 weeks. Some infections require up to 6 weeks of treatment. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use econazole exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Thoroughly clean the infected area, allow it to dry, and then gently rub the medication in until most of it disappears. Use just enough medication to cover the affected area. You should wash your hands after applying the medication.

Continue to use econazole even if you feel well. Do not stop using econazole without talking to your doctor.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using econazole,

  • tell your doctor if you are allergic to econazole or any other drugs.
  • tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, including vitamins.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using econazole, call your doctor.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Econazole may cause side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • itching

  • burning

  • irritation

  • sti nging

  • redness

  • rash

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to this medicine.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Ref:  U.S. National Library of Medicine.


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