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Spectazole Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Spectazole (econazole nitrate) Cream is a topical (for the skin) antifungal medication used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin), and yeast infections. The brand name Spectazole is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available. Serious side effects of Spectazole (econazole nitrate) Cream use are unexpected. Common side effects of Spectazole (econazole nitrate) Cream include:
- pimple-like bumps,
- tenderness, or
- flaking of the treated skin.
Tell your doctor if you have:
- unusual or severe blistering,
- oozing, or
- irritation of the skin, or
- open sores after using Spectazole (econazole nitrate) Cream.
Apply a sufficient dose of econazole nitrate cream to cover affected areas once daily in patients with tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, and tinea versicolor, and twice daily (morning and evening) in patients with cutaneous candidiasis. Avoid using other topicals at the same time as econazole nitrate unless your doctor approves. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of econazole topical. Econazole nitrate should be used only if prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Spectazole (econazole nitrate) 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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Spectazole in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Serious side effects of econazole topical topical use are unexpected. Stop using econazole topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Spectazole (Econazole Nitrate)
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Spectazole Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blistering, oozing, open sores.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Spectazole (Econazole Nitrate)
What is Prescribing information?
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Spectazole FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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 Spectazole (Econazole Nitrate)
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