Ertaczo

(sertaconazole)

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Treats fungal infections on the skin.

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Ertaczo (sertaconazole) works well for fungal infections of the skin. However, it's not available as a generic and thus can be expensive.

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Quick facts about Ertaczo
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Ertaczo (sertaconazole) is effective at treating fungal infections of the skin, such as interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot).
  • It's generally well tolerated as it is applied topically, and doesn't absorb into your system.
  • Usually only has to be applied twice a day.
  • There are no dosage adjustments required if you have kidney or liver problems.
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Downsides

  • Use of Ertaczo (sertaconazole) can cause burning and stinging on the skin as well as some skin tenderness.
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How it works

Ertaczo (sertaconazole) works to inhibit the synthesis of ergosterol, an essential component of the fungus membrane. By disrupting the formation of this membrane, the growth the fungi is stopped.

Quick facts about Ertaczo
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Cream
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What to expect when you take Ertaczo (sertaconazole) for Athlete's foot

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  • Possible side effects
  • Skin rash
  • Dry skin
  • Burning skin
  • Application site skin tenderness
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Risks and Warnings for Ertaczo (sertaconazole)

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  • Ertaczo (sertaconazole) is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting Ertaczo (sertaconazole) in your eyes, mouth, genitals and rectum. Be careful when applying Ertaczo (sertaconazole) on the face.

Common concerns from people taking Ertaczo (sertaconazole)

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Kidneys and liver
  • There are no dosage adjustments required if you have kidney or liver problems.