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(Econazole Nitrate)

Formulation : Cream

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate used for?

Spectazole is an anti-fungal agent used to treat certain yeast and fungal infections of the skin.

How should Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate be stored?

Spectazole should be strored below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C), away from light, heat and moisture. Do not store this medication in the bathroom. Keep out of reach of children.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Ecostatin/Econazole Nitrate ?

Use Spectazole Cream as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the medication label for exact instructions. This is for topical use only on the skin. Before applying, wash the affected area and dry it completely. Apply the medicine gently and evenly to the affected area. Wash your hands with soap and water after application of the medication (unless your hands are part of the affected area) to remove any medicine left on your hands. Be sure to use Spectazole Cream for the full course of treatment as directed by your doctor in order to clear the infection completely. Do not discontinue use if you feel better after only a few days. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible. If you don't remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use 2 doses at one time to make up for the missed dose.

When should Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate not be taken?

Spectazole Cream should not be taken if you are allergic to any ingredient in the medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate ?

Use Spectazole Cream for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your physician. Do not discontinue use if you start to feel better as symptoms often improve before the infection has actually healed completely. Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area unless directed by your doctor.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate ?

Spectazole Cream is for external use only and can be harmful if ingested. Avoid contact with eyes, nose or mouth. If possible, do not scratch the infected area as this can cause more irritation and spread infection. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding to discuss any possible risks to your baby.

When should Ecostatin /Econazole Nitrate not be taken?

Serious side effects include: severe skin irritation (blistering, peeling, swelling, dryness), severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

Common side effects include: burning; itching; redness; stinging of skin.