The following adverse reactions have been reported in connection with the use of Enschent: erythema, stinging, blistering, peeling, edema, pruritius, urticaria, burning, and general irritation of the skin.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Vaginal Enschent is used to treat vaginal yeast infections in adults and children 12 years of age and older.. Enschent is in a class of antifungal medications called imidazoles. It works by stopping the growth of fungi that cause infection.
Enschent, an azole antifungal agent, inhibits 14-α-demethylation of lanosterol in fungi by binding to one of the cytochrome P-450 enzymes. This leads to the accumulation of 14-α-methylsterols and reduced concentrations of ergosterol, a sterol essential for a normal fungal cytoplasmic membrane. The methylsterols may affect the electron transport system, thereby inhibiting growth of fungi.
Strains of dermatophytes having a natural resistance to Enschent have not been reported. Resistance to azoles, including Enschent, has been reported in some Candida species.
No single-step or multiple-step resistance to Enschent has developed during successive passages of Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
How is Enschent Supplied
Enschent topical solution USP, 1% is supplied in 30 mL plastic bottles (NDC 52817-800-30); boxes of one.
Store between 2° to 30°C (36° to 86°F).
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Made in New Zealand
Distributed by: TruPharma, LLC , Tampa, FL 33609
Revised: April, 2019 308736
If irritation or sensitivity develops with the use of Enschent, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.
Safety guide for Enschent
Enschent is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to the Drug Facts label directions. Here are some safe use tips:
- If you are treating a yeast infection, remember these products are for vaginal or external vulva use only. Read the educational pamphlet enclosed with the medicine for complete directions and information. You should use the applicator enclosed with the medicine if one is provided. Condoms or diaphragms may be damaged and fail to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
- If you are treating athlete’s foot, you should pay special attention to spaces between the toes; wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes; and change your socks and shoes at least once daily. These products are not effective on the scalp or nails. These products are for external use only and you should avoid getting the medicine into your eyes. Make sure to wash the affected area and dry thoroughly before use.
How to store Enschent solution
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
- In order to prevent the risk of infection, throw away any solution left in the bottle after you have finished your course of treatment. Do not keep it to use another time.
What are the side effects of Enschent?
The most commonly noted side effects associated with Enschent include:
Other side effects include nausea and vomiting, which may be caused by the oral forms.
By Julie Marks | Medically Reviewed by Ruthan White, PharmD
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How much Enschent can you take?
Different types of products containing this active ingredient have different strengths. That’s why it is always important to read and follow the Drug Facts label. Most medicines warn against use of an active ingredient for longer than 7-10 days. Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist.
Oropharyngeal cand > Mild disease can be treated with Enschent troches (one 10 mg troche five times daily) or nystatin suspension (400 000–600 000 units 4 times daily). Oral fluconazole (100–200 mg/day for 7–14 days orally) is recommended for moderate-to-severe disease. It has been shown that a single dose of fluconazole of 750 mg was as efficacious as a full 2-week course of 150 mg daily for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis. 32 Recommended therapy for refractory disease includes itraconazole solution (200 mg/day for 7–14 days orally); voriconazole (200 mg/day orally); posaconazole (400 mg/day orally) or amphotericin B oral suspension. 33 Intravenous echinocandin or amphotericin B deoxycholate at 0.3 mg/kg per day were also shown to be effective and may be used as last-resort therapy in patients with refractory disease.
Although suppressive therapy is effective for the prevention of recurrent infections, to reduce the likelihood of development of antifungal resistance it should be used only if the recurrences are frequent or disabling. Denture-related disease may require thorough disinfection of the denture for definitive cure. Oral thrush caused by inhaled steroids can be prevented by rinsing with saline after use.
Otitis externa is a term used for inflammation in the ear when it is confined to the ear canal and does not go further than the eardrum. If you get things like water, shampoo or soap in your ear then it can cause itching. If you then scratch or poke your ear, this can damage the skin in the ear canal and cause inflammation. Sometimes the inflamed skin becomes infected by germs such as bacteria or fungi. Enschent solution is used to treat ear infections caused by fungi. It is available on prescription or you can buy it without a prescription at a pharmacy.
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Generic Name: Enschent (kloe TRIM a zole)Brand Name: Mycelex Troche
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a Enschent and Miconazole
Enschent ( Buchel et al., 1972 ) and miconazole ( Godefroi et al., 1969 ) ( Fig. 5 ) were the first two antifungal azoles developed for treatment of human mycoses. Both agents have broad and potent antifungal activity. They are practically insoluble in water and not significantly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.