Nizoral vs. Ecoza

Are Nizoral and Ecoza the Same Thing?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) and Ecoza (econazole nitrate) are antifungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections.

Nizoral is indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

Ecoza Topical Foam is used to treat a fungal infection of the feet, commonly called athlete's foot (interdigital tinea pedis) caused by Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum.

Side effects of Nizoral that are different from Ecoza include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, itching or skin rash, headache, dizziness, breast swelling, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

Side effects of Ecoza that are different from Nizoral include application site reactions such as burning, stinging, itching, or redness of the skin.

Both Nizoral and Ecoza may interact with blood thinners.

Nizoral may also interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy,

methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV/AIDS.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nizoral?

Common side effects of Nizoral include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • itching or skin rash,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • breast swelling,
  • impotence, or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Nizoral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ecoza?

Common side effects of Ecoza include:

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

What Is Nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an antifungal agent indicated for the treatment of the following systemic fungal infections: candidiasis, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, oral thrush, candiduria, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.

What Is Ecoza?

Ecoza (econazole nitrate) Topical Foam is an azole antifungal used to treat a fungal infection of the feet, commonly called athlete's foot (interdigital tinea pedis) caused by Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum.

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What Drugs Interact With Nizoral?

Nizoral may interact with acetaminophen, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, digoxin, tacrolimus, loratadine, methylprednisolone, phenytoin, rifampin, oral diabetes medications, sedatives, blood thinners, cancer medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, methotrexate, cholesterol medications, or medications to treat HIV or AIDS. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Ecoza?

Ecoza may interact with warfarin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Ecoza should be used only if prescribed.

How Should Nizoral Be Taken?

The recommended adult starting dose of Nizoral tablets is a single daily administration of 200 mg (one tablet).

How Should Ecoza Be Taken?

Each gram of Ecoza topical foam, 1%, contains a dose of 10 mg of econazole nitrate, which is applied to cover the affected areas once daily for 4 weeks.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Nizoral Product Information

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/019927s032lbl.pdf

FDA. Ecoza Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/205175s000lbl.pdf

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