Sertaconazole Topical

Sertaconazole Topical
Sertaconazole Topical


Sertaconazole topical is used to treat tinea pedis (athlete’s foot; fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes). Sertaconazole is in a class of medications called imidazoles. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection.

Side Effects Of Sertaconazole Topical

Sertaconazole topical may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • irritation, itching, burning, or stinging in the place where you applied the medication
  • dry skin

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • redness, tenderness, swelling, pain, or warmth in the place where you applied the medication
  • blistering or oozing in the place where you applied the medication

Sertaconazole topical may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.

Warnings & Precautions

Before using sertaconazole cream:

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to sertaconazole, any other antifungal medications such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or miconazole (Desenex, Lotrimin AF); any of its ingredients, or any other medications.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any medical condition.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using sertaconazole topical cream, call your doctor.

Sertaconazole Topical Dosage

Sertaconazole comes as a cream to apply to the skin. It is usually applied twice a day for 4 weeks. Use sertaconazole cream at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use sertaconazole topical exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Your symptoms should improve in the first two weeks of your treatment. Continue to use sertaconazole cream even if your condition improves. If you stop using sertaconazole cream too soon, your infection may not be completely cured and your symptoms may return. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

Sertaconazole cream is only for use on the skin. Keep sertaconazole topical cream away from your eyes, nostrils, mouth, lips, vagina, and rectal area, and do not swallow the medication.

If you clean the affected area, allow it to dry, and then gently rub the cream into the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying sertaconazole cream. Do not use any bandages, dressings, or wraps unless directed to do so by your doctor.


Keep all appointments with your doctor.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. Your prescription is probably not refillable. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish sertaconazole topical cream, call your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.


All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.