Azole 1% Cream should be avoided during pregnancy as there is no data to support its safety in pregnancy. However, you should consult your doctor who will evaluate the benefits versus risks to your unborn baby if it is necessary to use Azole 1% Cream.
Q. Is Azole 1% Cream fungicidal or Fungistatic?
Azole 1% Cream has fungicidal property as it acts by slowing the growth of fungi. It decreases an important constituent of the cell membrane of fungi (ergosterol), thereby exhibiting its fungicidal activity.
Q. How to use Azole 1% Cream?
Use Azole 1% Cream exactly as per your doctor’s advice. If you have athlete's foot between the toes, apply a thin layer of Azole 1% Cream to the affected skin areas and spread it to cover at least 1 inch of the surrounding skin. Use it once a day for 2 weeks. If you have jock itch or ringworm, apply Azole 1% Cream to the affected skin areas and spread it to cover at least 1 inch of the surrounding skin. Use it once a day for 1 week. Always wash your hands after you apply Azole 1% Cream.
Q. How long does it take for Azole 1% Cream to work?
For different ailments, Azole 1% Cream works differently. Results for treating athlete's foot between the toes are typically seen 4 weeks after treatment, but it may take up to 6 weeks in some patients. On the other hand, results for treating jock itch and ringworm are typically seen 3 weeks after treatment, and it may take up to 4 weeks.
Q. How should I store Azole 1% Cream?
Keep Azole 1% Cream in the container it came in. Keep the container tightly closed and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C) and away from light, excess heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom).
Q. Is Azole 1% Cream safe to use in children?
Yes, Azole 1% Cream is safe and effective to be used in children above 2 years of age. Safety and effectiveness were obsereved to be same between children and adults.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.