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(sertaconazole nitrate) Cream, 2%
Important information: ERTACZO cream is for use on skin only. Do not use ERTACZO cream in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
What is ERTACZO cream?
ERTACZO cream is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat athlete's foot that is between the toes (interdigital tinea pedis) in people 12 years of age and older with normal immune systems.
It is not known if ERTACZO cream is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using ERTACZO cream?
Before using ERTACZO cream, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have any allergies
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ERTACZO cream will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ERTACZO cream passes into your breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and overthe-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
How should I use ERTACZO cream?
- Use ERTACZO cream exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.
- Use ERTACZO cream for the full treatment time, even if your symptoms improve.
- If you take a bath or shower, dry the affected skin areas well before you apply ERTACZO cream.
- Apply ERTACZO cream 2 times a day for 4 weeks to the affected skin areas between your toes and to the healthy skin around the affected areas.
- Wash your hands after you apply ERTACZO cream.
- Do not cover the treated skin areas with bandages unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
What are the possible side effects of ERTACZO cream?
The most common side effects of ERTACZO cream include: redness, itching, dry skin, burning, blistering, swelling, drainage and skin tenderness at the treated skin areas. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these skin reactions.
These are not all the possible side effects of ERTACZO cream. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store ERTACZO cream?
- Store ERTACZO cream at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Keep ERTACZO cream and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of ERTACZO cream
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ERTACZO cream that is written for health professionals. Do not use ERTACZO cream for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ERTACZO cream to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
What are the ingredients in ERTACZO cream?
Active ingredient: sertaconazole nitrate
Inactive ingredients: ethylene glycol, glyceryl isostearate, glycolized saturated glycerides, light mineral oil, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol palmitostearate, polyoxyethylened saturated glycerides, sorbic acid and purified water
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/3/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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