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Sertaconazole

INFORMATION

Uses

Sertaconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Sertaconazole acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It slows down the growth of fungi by preventing formation of ergosterol. Ergosterol is an important structural part of the fungal cell membrane.

Common side effects

Application site skin tenderness, Application site reaction, Application site oozing, Application site blister, Burning sensation, Contact dermatitis, Dry skin

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Expert advice

  • Wash your hands before and after applying the medication to the affected area(s).
  • Inform your doctor immediately if the area of application shows signs of increased irritation, redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling or oozing.
  • Use the sertaconazole for the full treatment time recommended by your doctor. Do not stop if the symptoms may have improved.
  • Do not use any bandages, dressings, or wraps unless directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth and other mucous membranes.
  • For vaginal creams, use the applicator as directed on the package insert.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using sertaconazole cream, contact you doctor.
  • Use sertaconazole only for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • Use sertaconazole with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.

Frequently asked questions

Sertaconazole

Q.What is sertoconazole/Onabet cream/Onabet lotion/sertaconazole nitrate creams used for?
Sertaconazole is antifungal agent used to treat fungal infections of the foot (between digits), vagina, hands, groin or buttocks

Q.What is Onabet B?
Onabet B contains a steroid beclomethasone in addition to sertaconazole. Sertaconazole is antifungal agent used to treat fungal infections of the foot (between digits), vagina, hands, groin or buttocks. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.What is Onabet V1?
Onabet V1 contains sertaconazole in a tablet form. This tablet is to be inserted into the vagina for treatment of vaginal fungal infections. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is sertaconazole available over-the-counter?
No, sertaconazole is a scheduled medicine, available on producing a prescription.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)