Icaden: What is it? How does it work? Contraindications, Administration, Precautions, Adverse Effects and Interactions

It is a medicine for topical use that is indicated for the treatment of superficial skin infections caused by fungi, yeasts and molds (mycosis).

It is also indicated in erythrasma (skin disease caused by a specific bacteria).

How does Icaden cream work?

Isoconazole nitrate, present in Icaden, is an effective antifungal against fungi, yeasts and molds that cause mycosis on the skin. It is also effective against the causative agent of erythrasma.

Contraindications of Icaden cream

You should not use Icaden if you have hypersensitivity (excessive sensitivity causing allergy) to isoconazole or any component of the formula (product composition).

How to use the Icaden cream?

Icaden cream is a medicine for topical (external) use.

Icaden cream dosage

You should apply Icaden once a day to the affected areas of the skin, unless your doctor recommends another frequency of use.

Do not use a dose of this product higher than that recommended by the doctor, as you may have unpleasant reactions at the site of application.

As a general rule for fungal infections (infections caused by fungi), you should keep the therapy on the affected site (topical) for a period of 2 to 3 weeks, and for up to 4 weeks in infections resistant to treatment (particularly infections in the region between the fingers or toes).

Longer treatment periods are also possible.

To avoid recurrence (recurrence of the disease), treatment should be continued for at least 2 weeks after clinical cure.

If you use Icaden (isoconazole nitrate) correctly, symptoms should improve during treatment and remain absent after treatment is completed. If symptoms persist or reoccur, contact your doctor.

You must strictly adhere to the instructions and do not withdraw the treatment without the knowledge of your doctor.

Missed dose of Icaden

If you forget to take a dose, do not increase the amount of Icaden to make up for a forgotten dose.

When in doubt, seek guidance from your pharmacist or your doctor.

Icaden overdose

The results of acute toxicity studies indicated that no risk of acute poisoning is expected after a single application to the skin of an overdose (application over a large area of ​​the skin under favorable conditions of absorption) or after inadvertent oral ingestion. .

In case of using a large quantity of this medicine, seek prompt medical attention and bring the medicine package or leaflet, if possible.

Icaden cream precautions

  • Icaden should not come into contact with the eyes if it is used on the face. In the event of such contact, immediately flush the eyes with plenty of water or saline solution.
  • In the case of infections in the region between the fingers or toes, it is advisable to keep a gauze strip (tie) with Icaden (isoconazole nitrate) cream in the affected area.
  • To avoid a new infection, it is recommended that you change daily and boil towels and intimate clothes, which should preferably be cotton.
  • Keep the affected area clean. In case of athlete’s foot (ringworm located between the toes), the spaces between the toes should be carefully dried after bathing.
  • You should also change the stockings daily.
  • It is necessary to adopt regular hygienic measures, your doctor will be able to guide you.
  • If the cream is used in the genital region, the effectiveness of latex condoms, such as condoms and diaphragms, is reduced due to the possibility that the components of liquid petrolatum and white petroleum jelly may cause damage to these condoms used during treatment.
  • Preclinical data did not indicate any risk to fertility.
  • Icaden contains cetostearyl alcohol which can cause local skin reactions.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There are no results that the use of Icaden puts the fetus at risk or causes malformations.

There is no knowledge of the excretion of isoconazole in human milk, therefore a risk of exposure to the infant cannot be excluded. If you are breastfeeding, you should avoid applying Icaden to the breasts to prevent ingestion of the product by infants.

However, this medicine should not be used by pregnant women without medical guidance.

Use in the elderly

No special investigations were conducted in the elderly.

Effects on the ability to drive or operate machines

Isoconazole does not influence the ability to drive or use machines.

Patient information

  • Before starting the use of a medicine, it is important to read the information contained in the package leaflet, verify the expiration date and the integrity of the container.
  • Always keep the product leaflet in your hands for any questions that may be necessary.
  • Please read the information contained in the package insert carefully before using the product, as it contains information on the benefits and risks associated with the use of the product. You will also find information on the proper use of the medicine.

Composition of Icaden cream


A cartridge containing a bisnaga with 20 g of dermatological cream.

Each gram of Icaden dermatological cream contains:

  • 10 mg (1%) of isoconazole nitrate (corresponding to 8.68 mg of isoconazole).

Excipients : polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, liquid petroleum jelly, white petroleum jelly, and purified water.

Icaden also comes in drops, spray, and vaginal egg forms.

Adverse effects of Icaden cream

During the administration of Icaden, local symptoms such as:

  • Itching .
  • Ardor.
  • Erythema.
  • Vesiculación.
  • Allergic reactions of the mucosa or skin.

Drug interaction of Icaden cream

Interaction studies were not performed.

Inform your doctor or dental surgeon if you are using any other medicine.

Do not use medicine without your doctor’s knowledge. It can be dangerous to your health.

Icaden cream storage care

  • Icaden cream should be stored at room temperature (between 15 ° C and 30 ° C).
  • Do not use the medicine with the expiration date. Store it in its original packaging.
  • All medications must be kept out of the reach of children.