Episert Cream 20gm

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Episert Cream 20gm Information

Episert Cream 20gm, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. It is primarily used for the treatment of Athlete's Foot. Episert Cream 20gm also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Episert Cream 20gm depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Common side effects of Episert Cream 20gm include Itching or burning, Contact Dermatitis, Dry Skin. Some other side effects of Episert Cream 20gm have been listed ahead. These side effects of Episert Cream 20gm are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Episert Cream 20gm's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Episert Cream 20gm has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Episert Cream 20gm related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Episert Cream 20gm have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Episert Cream 20gm may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Episert Cream 20gm, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Episert Cream 20gm Benefits & Uses

Episert Cream 20gm is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Episert Cream 20gm Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Geriatric
  • Disease: Athlete's Foot
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult
  • Disease: Athlete's Foot
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Athlete's Foot
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply thin film on affected area.
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Episert Cream 20gm Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Episert Cream 20gm safe for pregnant women?


    Episert may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Episert, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Episert Cream 20gm safe during breastfeeding?


    Episert may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Episert Cream 20gm on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Episert on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Episert Cream 20gm on the Liver?


    Episert does not damage the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Episert Cream 20gm on the Heart?


    You can take Episert without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Episert Cream 20gm Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Episert Cream 20gm unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Episert Cream 20gm

  • Is this Episert Cream 20gm habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Episert Cream 20gm.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Episert Cream 20gm since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Episert Cream 20gm should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Episert Cream 20gm is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Episert Cream 20gm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Episert Cream 20gm


    It is safe to take Episert Cream 20gm with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Episert Cream 20gm


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Episert Cream 20gm with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Episert Cream 20gm

Question about 5 years ago

Can Episert cure ringworm?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Episert can cure ringworm. It is used for the treatment of ringworm which is a fungal infection of the skin caused by one of the mainly three fungi which are Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Episert work?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Episert contains sertaconazole which is an antifungal agent that works by preventing the synthesis of ergosterol (a component of the cell membrane of fungi). In the absence of ergosterol fungal cell wall is damaged that results in an increase in permeability of fungal cell wall this causes leakage of nutrients which kills the fungi. In this way, Episert inhibits the fungal growth and treats fungal infection.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Episert be used for jock itch?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Episert can be used for jock itch also known as tinea cruris which is a fungal infection of the skin that affects the skin area around the genitals, buttocks, and inner thighs caused by one of the three fungi which are Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton. Episert is effective against these fungi and ensures their complete eradication.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Episert contain steroids?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

No, Episert does not contains steroids. It contains sertaconazole which belongs to the class of drugs known as antifungal agents (imidazole derivative anti-infectives).

Question about 5 years ago

Can Episert be used for hemorrhoids ?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

No, ideally Episert can't be used for hemorrhoid condition because it is not a fungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 117

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