sertaconazole topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using sertaconazole topical (Ertaczo)?
Do not use sertaconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Sertaconazole topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether sertaconazole topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether sertaconazole passes into breast milk. Do not use sertaconazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use sertaconazole topical (Ertaczo)?
Use sertaconazole exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
If the cream is used after bathing or showering, dry the skin thoroughly before application.
Apply the cream to the affected area twice a day as directed by your healthcare provider.
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.
It is important to use sertaconazole topical regularly to get the most benefit.
If the infection does not clear up in a few weeks, or if it appears to get worse, contact your doctor.
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.
Store sertaconazole topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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