NAFTIFINE

GENERIC NAME: NAFTIFINE – TOPICAL (NAFF-teh-feen)

BRAND NAME(S): Naftin

 

Description: Naftifine is a synthetic allylamine antifungal that has both fungicidal and fungistatic activity.

  • Treatment of a variety of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch.

HOW TO USE:

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
  • Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply a thin layer of the medication to and around the affected area and gently rub in. This medication is usually applied once daily if you are using the cream, or twice daily (morning and evening) if you are using the gel, or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using unless the area to be treated includes the hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.Do not use the medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.Length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)

  • Burning, stinging, irritation, redness, dry skin, or itching at application site

Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

  • Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor.
    • Allergy to the medication or to other allylamine antifungals (e.g., terbinafine) or any allergies.
  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • Avoid applying near the breast area if breast-feeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

 

Drug Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and as soon as you remember, apply a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage:

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

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