Brand names: Spectazole Cream
Spectazole cream is prescribed for fungal skin diseases commonly called ringworm (tinea). It is used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis), jock itch (tinea cruris), a fungus infection of the entire body (tinea corporis), and a skin infection that causes yellow- or brown-colored skin eruptions (tinea versicolor). It is also prescribed for yeast infections of the skin caused by Candida fungus (cutaneous candidiasis).
Do not use Spectazole in or near the eyes.
Use Spectazole Cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Continue using the medication for the full time prescribed even if your symptoms have been relieved.
When applied, the cream should completely cover the affected area.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue using Spectazole.
Spectazole Cream should not be used if you are sensitive to it or have ever had an allergic reaction to any of its ingredients.
If you develop an irritation or an allergic reaction to Spectazole, stop using the cream and inform your doctor.
Spectazole is only for external use.
No interactions have been reported.
Spectazole should be used during the first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy only if it is essential to your health, and during the remainder of your pregnancy only if your doctor feels it is clearly needed. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Spectazole may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Econazole nitrate is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment with Spectazole is finished.
ATHLETE'S FOOT, JOCK ITCH, TINEA CORPORIS, TINEA VERSICOLOR
Apply sufficient Spectazole Cream to completely cover the affected area once a day. Athlete's foot is treated for 1 month; jock itch and tinea corporis are treated for 2 weeks. Tinea versicolor is usually treated for 2 weeks.
Apply sufficient Spectazole Cream to completely cover the affected area 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Cutaneous candidiasis is treated for 2 weeks.
Although no specific information is available on Spectazole Cream overdosage, any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.