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Econazole foam

Generic Name: econazole (e-KON-a-zole)
Brand Name: Ecoza

Econazole foam is used for:

Treating athlete's foot. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Econazole foam is an antifungal agent. It works by killing sensitive fungi by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and weakening it.

Do NOT use econazole foam if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in econazole foam

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using econazole foam:

Some medical conditions may interact with econazole foam. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with econazole foam. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Warfarin because the risk of bleeding may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if econazole foam may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use econazole foam:

Use econazole foam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet and instructions for use are available with econazole foam. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Econazole foam is for topical use on the skin only.
  • Shake well before each use.
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine into the skin. Apply econazole foam to the spaces between the toes and the surrounding areas as you have been told.
  • Wash your hands after applying econazole foam.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use econazole foam for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if your symptoms improve in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of econazole foam, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use econazole foam.

Important safety information:

  • Econazole foam is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. If you get it in your eyes, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • Be sure to use econazole foam for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The fungus could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Econazole foam is flammable. Avoid heat, an open flame, and smoking during and right after you apply econazole foam.
  • Econazole foam should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using econazole foam while you are pregnant. It is not known if econazole foam is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use econazole foam, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of econazole foam:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Burning; itching; redness; stinging of skin.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe skin irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of econazole foam:

Store econazole foam at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not expose econazole foam to temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister, even if it appears to be empty. Keep econazole foam out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about econazole foam, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Econazole foam is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take econazole foam or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about econazole foam. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to econazole foam. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using econazole foam.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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