Econazole is the active ingredient of Gyno-Pevaryl Depot ovules (Nappi code:
729752-003, 729841-007), Gyno-Pevaryl Depot vaginal cream (Nappi code:
832367-001, Pevaryl cream (Nappi code: 754498-018/026), Pevaryl powder (Nappi
code: 833584-006) and Pevaryl spray solution (Nappi code: 800678-028).
Fungal and/or yeast infections are common on the skin and mucous membranes.
Econazole is a medication used to treat such infections. These include ringworm,
athlete's foot, jock itch and vaginal thrush.
Systemic side effects of econazole are minimal, but local irritation may
occur if it is applied to broken skin.
How does econazole work?
Econazole interferes with the formation of cell membranes of species
sensitive to the medication, thereby either inhibiting growth or killing the
Drug schedule: schedule 1
Available as: econazole is available as topical cream, vaginal cream,
ovules, powder and spray solution.
What does it do? Econazole kills fungal and yeast infections.
Overdose risk: low
Dependence risk: low
Is econazole available as a generic? no
Is econazole available on prescription only? no
Onset of effect: within 2 days
Duration of action: up to 12 hours
Stopping this medicine: complete the full course as prescribed or
recommended even if symptoms disappear before completion. Symptoms may recur
with premature discontinuation.
Prolonged use: no problems expected with topical use.
Consult your doctor before using this drug if:
Pregnancy: avoid. Potential risk to the foetus has been reported.
Consult your doctor before use, or if you are planning to fall pregnant.
Breastfeeding: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect
your baby. Consult your doctor before use.
Porphyria: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your
condition. Consult your doctor before use.
Infants and children: vaginal ovules not for girls under the age of 12
The elderly: no special precautions need to be taken.
Driving and hazardous work: no special precautions need to be
Alcohol: no special precautions need to be taken.
Possible side effects
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A small overdose is no cause for concern. In case of intentional large
overdose, seek emergency medical attention.
Topical application: apply twice daily.
This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for
informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment