Sertaconazole

Information about Sertaconazole

Sertaconazole Uses

Sertaconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How Sertaconazole works

Sertaconazole is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Common side effects of Sertaconazole

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin irritation
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Available Medicine for Sertaconazole

SerivaTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
152 to ₹3313 variant(s)
SertacreamMankind Pharma Ltd
96 to ₹1932 variant(s)
SertasporIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
128 to ₹3504 variant(s)
SertakonWockhardt Ltd
180 to ₹2302 variant(s)
EpisertKLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
130 to ₹2953 variant(s)
SertacideCipla Ltd
116 to ₹3022 variant(s)
SercosOaknet Healthcare Pvt Ltd
128 to ₹3023 variant(s)
SetrabetMed Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
259 to ₹3252 variant(s)
SertaborHetero Drugs Ltd
2601 variant(s)
SertalinLincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
82 to ₹2312 variant(s)

Expert advice for Sertaconazole

  • Sertaconazole helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Do not skip any doses and 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 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.

Frequently asked questions for Sertaconazole

Sertaconazole

Q. What is Sertaconazole used for?

Sertaconazole 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 Sertaconazole safe?

Sertaconazole 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 Sertaconazole when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Sertaconazole 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 Sertaconazole?

Before starting treatment with Sertaconazole, 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 Sertaconazole?

Before starting treatment with Sertaconazole, 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 Sertaconazole a steroid?

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

Q. Is Sertaconazole effective?

Sertaconazole 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 Sertaconazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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