Econazole Topical

Reviewed on 12/7/2022

What Is Econazole Topical and How Does It Work?

Econazole Topical is a prescription medication used for the treatment of tineal fungal infections and cutaneous candidiasis

  • Econazole Topical is available under various brand names: Ecoza

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Econazole Topical?

Common side effects of Econazole Topical include:

  • application site reactions such as burning, stinging, itching, or redness of the skin

Serious side effects of Econazole Topical include:

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

Rare side effects of Econazole Topical include:

  • none

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

  • 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;
  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms include fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in the chest; shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, or passing out.

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur because of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What Are Dosages of Econazole Topical?

Adult and pediatric dosage

Topical cream

  • 1%

Topical foam

  • 1% (Ecoza)

Tinea Fungal Infections & Cutaneous Candidiasis

Adult dosage

  • Tinea pedis, cruris, corporis, Versicolor: Apply cream to the affected area(s) every day
  • Cutaneous candidiasis: Apply cream to the affected area(s) twice daily
  • Treatment duration
    • Tinea cruris, corporis, Versicolor, cutaneous candidiasis: Apply for  2 weeks
    • Tinea pedis: Apply for 4 weeks

Pediatric dosage

  • Age less  than 3 months: Safety and efficacy not established
  • Tinea pedis, cruris, corporis, Versicolor: Apply cream to the affected area(s) every day
  • Cutaneous candidiasis: Apply cream to the affected area(s) twice daily
  • Treatment duration
    • Tinea cruris, corporis, Versicolor, cutaneous candidiasis: Apply for  2 weeks
    • Tinea pedis: Apply for 4 weeks

Interdigital Tinea Pedis

Adult dosage

  • Ecoza: Apply foam Topically to the affected area(s) every day for 4 weeks

Pediatric dosage

  • Aged below 12 years: Safety and efficacy not established
  • Aged above 12 years (Ecoza): Apply foam Topically to the affected area(s) every day for 4 weeks

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows: 

  • See “Dosages”

What Other Drugs Interact with Econazole Topical?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Econazole Topical has severe interactions with no other drugs.
  • Econazole Topical has serious interactions with no other drugs.
  • Econazole Topical has moderate interactions with the following drug:
    • warfarin
  • Econazole Topical has minor interactions with no other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all your products. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your healthcare professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Econazole Topical?

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Econazole Topical?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Econazole Topical?”

Cautions

  • Foam dosage form is flammable, avoid the heat, flame, and smoking during and immediately following application
  • Foam contents under pressure; do not puncture and/or incinerate the containers
  • Do not expose foam containers to heat and/or store them at temperatures above 120°F (49°C) even when empty
  • Do not store in direct sunlight

Pregnancy & Lactation

  • There are no available data on therapy use in pregnant women to evaluate a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes.
  • In animal reproduction studies, econazole nitrate did not cause malformation in mice, rabbits, and/or rats at oral doses 80 or 40 times the human dermal dose
  • Lactation
    • There is no information available on the presence of the drug in human milk, the effects of the drug on the breastfed infant, or on milk production after Topical application of the drug to women who are breastfeeding
    • Not known whether the product is excreted in human milk; because many drugs are excreted in human milk, exercise caution when the drug is administered to a nursing woman
    • Consider the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding along with the mother’s clinical need for therapy and any potential adverse effect on the breastfed infant from the drug or maternal condition

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/ecoza-econazole-topical-343487#6

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