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Episert Cream


Product introduction

Episert Cream is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm, and dry, flaky skin.

Episert Cream should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Use it regularly to get the most benefit. Do not use more than you need, as that will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Do not use the medicine for longer than prescribed and let the doctor know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. The effects of the medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean, dry, and washing hands before and after use.  If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using Episert Cream include application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Episert Cream

In Treatment of Fungal skin infections

Episert Cream is an antifungal medicine. It kills and prevents the growth of fungus. This relieves the symptoms caused by the infection. It may be used to treat infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm, and dry, flaky skin. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed will relieve pain and itching and may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Episert Cream is an antifungal medicine. It kills and prevents the growth of fungus. This relieves the symptoms caused by the infection. It may be used to treat infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm, and dry, flaky skin. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed will relieve pain and itching and may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

Side effects of Episert Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Episert

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Skin irritation

How to use Episert Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Episert Cream works

Episert Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Episert Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Episert Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Episert Cream?

If you miss a dose of Episert Cream, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Episert Cream helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Some tips for personal hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
    • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
    • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection. 
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Avoid getting in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.
  • Episert Cream helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazole Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Episert with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
Life-threatening
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Life-threatening
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Life-threatening
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Patient concerns

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Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
I have skin fungal infections tell me the medicins
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Plz visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. What is Episert Cream used for?

Episert Cream is used to treat tinea pedis (athlete's foot; fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes). It belongs to a class of medications called imidazoles that work by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection. This helps in relieving the symptoms of the fungal infection such as itching, redness, etc.

Q. Is Episert Cream safe?

Episert Cream is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I stop using Episert Cream when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Episert Cream without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Episert Cream?

Before starting treatment with Episert Cream, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Episert Cream?

Before starting treatment with Episert Cream, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Episert Cream a steroid?

No. Episert Cream is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine that helps to treat infections caused by fungus.

Q. Is Episert Cream effective?

Episert Cream is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Episert Cream too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
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Name: KLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Address: KLM LABORATORIES PVT LTD, 1004, Hubtown Viva, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai-400060, Maharashtra, India.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: November, 2025

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