Author(s): Charanjit Kaur, Navjeet Kaur, Deepika Sharma, Gurvinder Singh, Narinderpal Singh, Viney, Sachin Kumar Singh, Vrinderpal Singh, Rajesh Kumar


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00599   

Address: Charanjit Kaur1, Navjeet Kaur2, Deepika Sharma3, Gurvinder Singh3, Narinderpal Singh4, Viney4, Sachin Kumar Singh3, Vrinderpal Singh3, Rajesh Kumar3*
1Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
2Rayat Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India.
3*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
4Herbal Health Consortium Private Ltd., Amritsar, Punjab, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 6,     Year - 2021

Sertaconazole is an imidazole/triazole type antifungal agent which selectively inhibit fungal cytochrome P450 sterol C-14 a-demethylase and act as potent antifungal agent. This enzyme is essential for fungal cell wall synthesis as it converts lanosterol to ergosterol. The antifungal spectrum of drug includes Candida, Malassezia, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, Scopulariopsis and Scedosporium. In addition, sertaconazole has been reported to exhibit an antimicrobial activity against staphylococci, streptococci, and protozoa. The drug is practically insoluble in water and has an apparent half-life of approximately 60 hrs. It is prescribed for the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis (topical), mycoses of skin and mucosa in dermatology and gynaecology. Sertaconazole penetrates the horny layer of skin and the therapeutic concentrations may be found after a long period of time, avoiding the potential risk of systemic absorption. It is available in the market as cream, lotion and tablet formulations. This review summarises the physiochemical characterization of drug, involved pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, safety profile along with the reported preclinical, clinical and formulation studies and patents thereof and the paradigm shift in the use of sertaconazole.

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Charanjit Kaur, Navjeet Kaur, Deepika Sharma, Gurvinder Singh, Narinderpal Singh, Viney, Sachin Kumar Singh, Vrinderpal Singh, Rajesh Kumar. An Updated Review of What, When and How of Sertaconazole: A Potent Antifungal Agent. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3441-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00599

Charanjit Kaur, Navjeet Kaur, Deepika Sharma, Gurvinder Singh, Narinderpal Singh, Viney, Sachin Kumar Singh, Vrinderpal Singh, Rajesh Kumar. An Updated Review of What, When and How of Sertaconazole: A Potent Antifungal Agent. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3441-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00599   Available on:

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