Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Use sertaconazole as directed by your doctor. Your hands should be washed after applying the medicine to the affected area(s) of your skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth and other mucus membranes. Sertaconazole is for external use only.

Dry the affected area(s) thoroughly before application, if you wish to use sertaconazole after bathing.

Use your medicine for the full treatment time recommended by your doctor, even though symptoms may have improved.

Avoid the use of bandages or gauze (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (cream):
    • For athlete's foot:
      • Adults—Apply enough sertaconazole to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas and rub in gently
      • Children over the age of 12—Apply enough sertaconazole to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas and rub in gently

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.