Spectazole cream is used to treat a range of fungal skin infections. These include jock itch, ringworm, and athlete's foot (tinea pedis, tinea cruris).
A common fungal infection that affects the feet and the space between the toes is known as athlete's foot. Itching, redness, and burning are a few symptoms. It is spread through contact with contaminated surfaces, such as the floors of locker rooms, and is contagious.
A typical fungal infection that affects the groin region is jock itch. Itching, redness, and burning are a few symptoms. It is spread through contact with contaminated surfaces, such as the floors of locker rooms, and is contagious.
Common fungal infections like ringworm can affect the scalp, body, or nails. Itching, redness, and other symptoms
In general, people tolerate Spectazole cream well. The most frequent adverse effect is itchiness in the treated area. Typically, this is minor and gets better with continued use.
Contact your doctor right away and stop using Spectazole cream if you experience any serious side effects.
Dosage and Administration
For two weeks, the affected area receives twice-daily applications of specttazole cream.
The cream should be applied to the feet and groin region to treat jock itch and athlete's foot. The body, scalp, or nails should all receive the cream in order to treat ringworm.
Apply the cream sparingly, then rub it in until it is completely gone. Do not apply to skin that is broken or inflamed. Keep your distance from your mouth, nose, and eyes.
In addition to wearing fresh socks and shoes and keeping your feet dry, you should use Spectazole cream to treat athlete's foot. Additionally, you might need to use an antifungal powder or spray on your shoes.
Wear clean underwear and keep your groin area dry if you're using Spectazole cream to treat jock itch.
Avoid sharing towels, bedding, or clothing with others if you're using Spectazole cream for ringworm.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not get better after two weeks of treatment or if they get worse.
There have been no reported drug interactions involving specttazole cream.Before beginning any new medication, including over-the-counter remedies, it is, however, always advisable to consult your doctor.
Mechanism of Action
Cream containing spectazole prevents the growth of fungi. The drug's active component, econazole nitrate, is a member of the azole drug class. Azoles function by preventing the synthesis of ergosterol, which is a part of the fungal cell membranes. The cell membranes are damaged, which prevents the growth of fungi.
For the treatment of vaginal yeast infections, econazole nitrate is also offered as an oral medication.
The liver processes econazole nitrate after it has been absorbed through the skin. It is eliminated through feces and urine.
Econazole nitrate has a 12-hour half-life.
The entire course of treatment should be administered with specttazole cream. Early treatment termination could make recurrence more likely.