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naftifine topical

Pronunciation: NAF ti feen TOP ik al

Brand: Naftin

What is the most important information I should know about naftifine topical?

What is the most important information I should know about naftifine topical?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is naftifine topical?

What is naftifine topical?

Naftifine is an antifungal medicine that prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Naftifine topical (for use on the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections. This medicine is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Naftifine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using naftifine topical?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using naftifine topical?

You should not use naftifine topical if you are allergic to it.

It is not known whether naftifine topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

Naftifine topical gel should not be used on a child younger than 12 years old. Naftifine topical cream is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I use naftifine topical?

How should I use naftifine topical?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes or mouth.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the affected area before applying the cream or gel.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication.

Call your doctor if the infection you are treating with naftifine topical does not improve within 4 weeks, or if it gets worse.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of naftifine topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using naftifine topical?

What should I avoid while using naftifine topical?

Do not get this medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If contact does occur, rinse with water.

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with naftifine topical unless your doctor tells you to.

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

What are the possible side effects of naftifine topical?

What are the possible side effects of naftifine topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe skin irritation after applying this medicine.

Common side effects may include dryness or irritation of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect naftifine topical?

What other drugs will affect naftifine topical?

Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about naftifine topical.

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