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Sertacream Cream 20 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Mankind Pharma Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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Product Details

About Sertacream Cream 20 gm

Sertacream Cream 20 gm belongs to the class of medications known as imidazoles (azole antifungal), primarily used for the topical treatment of interdigital tinea pedis (Athlete's foot) in immunocompetent patients 12 years of age and older, caused by: Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Besides this, Sertacream Cream 20 gm is also used to treat other fungal skin infections. An athlete's foot is a fungal illness primarily affects the area between the toes. A fungal infection, commonly known as mycosis, is a skin condition caused by a fungus.

Sertacream Cream 20 gm contains imidazole antifungal sertaconazole nitrate. Sertacream Cream 20 gm works by destroying the fungus that causes the infection. Sertacream Cream 20 gm destroys the fungi by allowing the holes to open in the cell membrane and the components to leak out. This kills the fungus and prevents the infection.

Sertacream Cream 20 gm should only be used on the skin, and if it gets into your eyes, mouth, or nose, rinse with water. Sertacream Cream 20 gm may cause burning, itching, redness, stinging, and dryness on your skin where it is applied in some situations. The majority of Sertacream Cream 20 gm's adverse outcomes fade over time without the need for medical intervention. If any adverse effects worsen or continue, contact your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor if you are (or your child) allergic to sertaconazole or any other medicines. It is unknown whether Sertacream Cream 20 gm harms the baby or passes into breast milk in pregnancy and breastfeeding state. Contacting a doctor before using a Sertacream Cream 20 gm during pregnancy and while breastfeeding is recommended. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and all the medicines you take before taking the Sertacream Cream 20 gm to rule out any side effects.

Uses of Sertacream Cream 20 gm

Interdigital tinea pedis or Athlete's foot and fungal infections.

Medicinal Benefits

Sertacream Cream 20 gm is widely used to treat various skin fungal infections, especially Interdigital tinea pedis or Athlete's foot, due to specific fungi (e.g. Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes) by destroying its cell membrane.

Directions for Use

Lotion/cream/ointment: It is only for external use. Take a small amount of lotion/cream/ointment on the fingertip and apply a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid direct contact with your nose or eyes. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using Sertacream Cream 20 gm if your hands are not the affected area to prevent the spread of infection.Powder: Sertacream Cream 20 gm should be used as a dusting powder over affected parts of the body or directed by the physician.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Sertacream Cream 20 gm

  • Contact dermatitis (Skin rash)
  • Dry skin
  • Burning skin
  • Application site skin tenderness

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not use the Sertacream Cream 20 gm in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. If Sertacream Cream 20 gm accidentally comes in contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly. Tell your doctor if you are (or your child) allergic to sertaconazole or any other medicines. It is unknown whether Sertacream Cream 20 gm harms the baby or passes into breast milk in pregnancy and breastfeeding state. Contacting a doctor before using a Sertacream Cream 20 gm during pregnancy and while breastfeeding is recommended. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and all the medicines you take before taking the Sertacream Cream 20 gm to rule out any side effects. If irritation or sensitivity develops with the use of Sertacream Cream 20 gm, treatment should be discontinued, and appropriate therapy instituted as recommended by the physician. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: No drug interactions have been identified with Sertacream Cream 20 gm..

Drug-Food Interaction: No food interactions have been identified with Sertacream Cream 20 gm.

Drug-Disease Interaction: No interactions have been identified with Sertacream Cream 20 gm.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    caution

    No reported interaction with Sertacream Cream 20 gm. But, It is best to avoid alcohol while medication.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    caution

    Sertacream Cream 20 gm is classified as FDA pregnancy category C. There are no adequate or well-controlled studies on pregnant women. Please consult your doctor for advice before using Sertacream Cream 20 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    caution

    Consult your doctor, and there is no substantial research yet on the use of Sertacream Cream 20 gm in breastfeeding/nursing mothers.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    safe if prescribed

    Sertacream Cream 20 gm has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    safe if prescribed

    Sertacream Cream 20 gm does not have any reported interaction hence, in case you experience any difficulty discuss with your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    safe if prescribed

    Sertacream Cream 20 gm does not have any reported interaction hence, in case you experience any difficulty discuss with your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Children

    unsafe

    The safety and efficacy of Sertacream Cream 20 gm in children has not been established. Sertacream Cream 20 gm is not recommended in children.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Regularly change your socks and wash your feet. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
  • Don't walk barefoot in wet places such as changing rooms and gym showers to prevent fungal infections.
  • Do not scratch the affected skin area as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
  • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
  • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.

Special Advise

  • Avoid contact of Sertacream Cream 20 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. If Sertacream Cream 20 gm accidentally comes in contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly.

Other Information (SER0555)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Fungal skin infections: A fungal infection of the skin occurs when the fungus invades the skin tissue. Fungal infections can be contagious and spread from one person to another. Symptoms include skin irritation, scaly skin, redness, itching, scaly or flaky patches, and swelling. The most common type of fungal infections are ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, athlete's foot, and yeast infections.

Athlete's foot: A fungal illness primarily affects the area between the toes. Athletes' foot is typically seen in those whose feet have become extremely sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. A scaly rash with itching, stinging, and burning are common symptoms.

FAQs

Sertacream Cream 20 gm is used to treat tinea pedis (athlete's foot; fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes). Sertacream Cream 20 gm is in a class of medications called imidazoles or azole antifungal. Sertacream Cream 20 gm works by killing the fungus that is causing the ailment. Sertacream Cream 20 gm kills the fungi by allowing holes in the cell membrane to open and components to flow out. This destroys the fungus and keeps the infection at bay.

Yes, fungal infection is a contagious skin condition which spreads from one person to another through direct skin to skin contact or by contact with contaminated soil or surfaces and infected animals. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid close direct contact until the infection is clear and avoid sharing things with the infected person as it can also spread the infection.

No, you are not recommended to stop taking Sertacream Cream 20 gm without consulting your doctor as it may cause recurring infection. Therefore, take Sertacream Cream 20 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Sertacream Cream 20 gm, please consult your doctor.

No, Sertacream Cream 20 gm belongs to the class of azole antifungal used for preventing the growth of infections caused by specific fungi.

Avoid using other topical medications with Sertacream Cream 20 gm until the doctor prescribes them for you. If required to use other drugs, maintain at least 30 minutes between the two medicines' application.

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Sertacream Cream 20 gm

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