CONAZOL-T® – Econazole Nitrate & Triamcinolone Acetonide
Cream: Each gm cream contains Econazole Nitrate BP 10 mg and Triamcinolone Acetonide BP 1 mg.
Conazol-T® cream is a broad spectrum antimycotic with anti-inflammatory, anti-pruitic and anti-allergic effects. This cream is composed of Econazole Nitrate, a powerful antifungal and Triamcinolone Acetonide to enforce its antimi-crobial effect and the effect of subduing comprehensive inflammations, therefore, it provides remarkable effects on mixed infections of gram-positive bacteria and fungus, eczema and recurrent inflammations and shows special effects on bacterial inflammations of skin folds. The range of action of econazole covers all dermatomycoses caused by the following pathogens:- Dermatophytes, such as Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, Microsporum, Cladosporium, Yeasts, such as Candida, Cryptococcus neoformans, Torulopsis, Rhodotorula, Moulds, Fungi, such as Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, Aspergillus flavus, Histoplasma Capsulatum, Blastomycosis dermatitidis, and others. As well as Malassezia furfur and Nocar¬dia minutissima.
Moreover, it has antibacterial effect on gram-positive cocci and bacilli, including Streptococcus pyogens and Staphylococcus aureus. It is also effective against Trichomonus vaginalis, versicolor and balantis. On the other hand, Triamcinolone Acetonide is a synthetic steroid which inhibits not only the early phenomena of the inflammatory process but also the later manifestations.
Econazole Nitrate is only slightly (<0.1%) absorbed from the skin. So no active drug has been detected in the serum. But Triamcinolone Acetonide is well absorbed from sites of local application.
It is indicated for the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory dermatosis with econazole-sensitive mycotoc and/or bacterial superinfections like
1. Eczematous mycoses,
2. Eczema marginatum ebecae,
3. Herpes circinatum.
4. Folliculitis trichophutica,
5. Mycosis barbae,
6. Onychomycoses- for the treatment of onychomycoses, local therapy with
Econazole/Triamcinolone cream, combined with and oral antimycotic, is recommended.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
For topical administration only.
Adults: Apply twice daily to the affected area and run on the skin gently with the finger. Continue the applications for 14 days or as directed by the doctor. Children: Suitable for topical application to children.
Rarely, transient local mild irritation, itching & redness may occur immediately after application. Econazole has minimal allergenic effect and is well tolerated, even by delicate skin. Adrenal suppression on long term continuous topical steroid therapy may occur, particularly in infants or children, or when occlusive dressings are applied. It should be noted that and infant’s napkin may act as an occlusive dressing.
Hypersensitivity has rarely been recorded. If it occurs, application of the product should be discontinued. The infected area should be kept clean and dry during treatment.
Not to be used in the treatment of tuberculous lesions and viral diseases of the skin (herpes, vaccinia, and varicella) True hypersensitivity.
If a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation should occur, use of the medication should be discontinued. For external use only. Avoid introduction of Econazole Nitrate Cream into the eyes.
USE IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregnancy: Not the Econazole but the Triamcinolone Acetonide crosses the placenta and topical administration of corticosteroids to pregnant animals can cause abnormalities of fetal development. The relevance of this finding to human beings has not been established, however, topical steroids in large amounts or for prolonged periods should not be used in pregnancy.
Lactation: Negligible amount of econazole and to some extent Triamcinolone may be excreted in small amounts in breast milk. So, this cream should not be prescribed to the lactating mother or if prescribed lactation should be withheld during treatment.
Store below 30°C in a cool and dry place, protected from light. Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Conazol-T®: Cream 10 gm: Each tube contain10 gm cream.