Econazole Nitrate Cream Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 12/7/2022
Econazole Nitrate Cream Side Effects Center

What Is Econazole Nitrate Cream?

Econazole Nitrate Cream is a topical (for the skin) antifungal drug used to treat fungal skin infections. Econazole Nitrate Cream is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Econazole Nitrate Cream?

Econazole Nitrate Cream may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • severe dizziness,
  • rash, and
  • itching

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

Side effects of Econazole nitrate cream include:

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • stinging, or
  • redness of the skin, and
  • rash.

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Econazole Nitrate Cream

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Econazole Nitrate Cream?

Econazole Nitrate Cream may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Econazole Nitrate Cream During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, redness, or stinging after applying the medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, stinging, and redness.

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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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 Econazole Nitrate Cream (Econazole Nitrate Cream)

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