Before using econazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Econazole Nitrate 1%, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Econazole Nitrate 1% should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether Econazole Nitrate 1% passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store the US product at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
Store the Canadian product at room temperature 59 to 77 degrees F (15 to 25 degrees C) away from heat and light.
Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). Econazole Nitrate 1% is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. Econazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
Use Econazole Nitrate 1% on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply Econazole Nitrate 1% to the affected skin, usually once a day (twice a day for candidiasis) or as directed by your doctor. Dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Apply enough medication to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying Econazole Nitrate 1%, wash your hands. Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Do not apply Econazole Nitrate 1% in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
Use Econazole Nitrate 1% regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use Econazole Nitrate 1% at the same time(s) each day.
Continue to use Econazole Nitrate 1% until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting econazole. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists after 2-4 weeks of treatment or worsens at any time.
Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Econazole Nitrate 1% because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Econazole Nitrate 1% do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blistering, oozing, open sores.
A very serious allergic reaction to Econazole Nitrate 1% is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Click here to view a more detailed list of Econazole Nitrate side effects.
If you miss a dose of Econazole Nitrate 1%, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Before using Econazole Nitrate 1%, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.