Ertaczo (sertaconazole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin. It is less popular than other azole antifungals. There are currently no generic alternatives to Ertaczo.
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Ertaczo Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 7 to 14 days. Athlete's foot takes about 4 weeks to clear completely. If your skin condition has not gotten better after 4 weeks, or if it returns when you stop using this medicine, see your doctor or health care professional. You may have a skin infection that does not respond to this medicine.
To help clear up your infection completely and to help make sure it does not return, it is important to have good health habits. If you are using this medicine for the treatment of athlete's foot, carefully dry the feet, especially between the toes, after bathing. Do not wear socks made from wool or synthetic materials such as rayon or nylon. Instead, wear clean cotton socks and change them daily or more often if your feet sweat frequently. Also, try to wear sandals or shoes that are well-ventilated.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness or flaking of skin
itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at application site
darkening of skin
flushing and redness of skin
scaling, severe redness, soreness or swelling of skin
peeling or loosening of skin
unusually warm skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.