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Brand Names: Ertaczo

Generic Name: sertaconazole topical (Pronunciation: ser ta CAW nah zole)

What is sertaconazole topical (Ertaczo)?

Sertaconazole topical is an antifungal medication. Sertaconazole topical prevents fungus from growing on the skin.

Sertaconazole topical is used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot.

Sertaconazole topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of sertaconazole topical (Ertaczo)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with the use of sertaconazole topical. Stop using sertaconazole topical and contact your doctor if you experience unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, blistering, swelling, oozing, 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.

What is the most important information I should know about sertaconazole topical (Ertaczo)?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely healed, however it is important to complete the full course of treatment.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If the affected area is the feet, be sure to wear clean, cotton socks and sandals or shoes that allow air circulation.

Do not get this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water and seek medical attention if irritation occurs.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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