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Sertacream Cream

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Sertacream 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.

Sertacream Cream should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you needed, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her 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 and dry, and washing hands before and after treating the infection.  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 this cream include application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of direct 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. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Sertacream Cream

Benefits of Sertacream Cream

In Fungal skin infections

Sertacream 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 Sertacream 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 Sertacream

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

How to use Sertacream 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 Sertacream Cream works

Sertacream 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
Sertacream 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sertacream 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • 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 it 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.
  • It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sertacream 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
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Karzine, Ostil, Prom
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pencil
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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After using sertacream My mother fave a problem like a swelling, redness in eye and itching etc. So I need you advise immediately
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Tab xyzal 5 at night for few days meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment immediately
i m very badly affected by ringworm under my tighs n both shoulders. i hve been taking itromed100 and applying sertacream more than a week as suggested by one skin specialist but there is no change its itching like hell i could not sit idle for amin. pls help.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Tab xyzal 5 at night for few days meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatmentYou need long treatment under supervision of skin specialist
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

208, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi - 110020
Country of Origin: India

MRP
193.6
Inclusive of all taxes
20 gm in 1 tube
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