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Econazole Nitrate Cream

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Econazole Nitrate Cream

Econazole Nitrate Cream Side Effects Center

Pharmacy Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Econazole nitrate cream is a topical antifungal drug used to treat fungal skin infections. Econazole Nitrate Cream 1% is supplied in tubes of 15 grams, 30 grams, 85 grams and 120 grams and should be applied to the affected area once or twice per day depending upon the type of infection. Side effects may include burning, itching, or redness of the skin.

Econazole nitrate has caused birth defects in animal studies. It should be used in the first trimester of pregnancy only when the physician considers it essential to the welfare of the patient. The drug should be used during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known whether econazole nitrate is excreted in human milk.

Our econazole nitrate cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Econazole Nitrate Cream FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


During clinical trials, approximately 3% of patients treated with econazole nitrate 1% cream reported side effects thought possibly to be due to the drug, consisting mainly of burning, itching, stinging and erythema. One case of pruritic rash has also been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Econazole Nitrate Cream (Econazole Nitrate Cream)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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