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Generic Name: Naftifine topical [ NAF-ti-feen-TOP-ik-al ].
Drug Class: Topical antifungals.

What is Naftin?

Naftifine is an antifungal medication which stops the growth of fungus in your face. Naftin (for application to treat skin) helps treat conditions like athletes' feet, jock itch and the ringworm infections. Naftin is recommended for both children and adults who have reached the age of 12 of age. Naftin is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Naftin

See a doctor immediately If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction such as hives; difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face or tongue.

Naftin could cause severe adverse effects. Inform your physician should you experience:

  • Extreme skin irritation following the application of this medication.

Common side effects can include irritation or dryness of the treated skin. This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and the package. Inform your health professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug.

It is not recommended to make use of Naftin in case you have an allergy to it. It isn't clear if Naftin can harm an unborn baby. If you are planning a pregnancy, be sure to visit with a physician beforehand.

It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking Naftin. Consult your physician regarding any potential risks. Naftin gel is not recommended to be administered to children less than 12. This cream is not permitted to be used by anyone younger than 18.

How to take Naftin?

Follow the directions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed. Do not chew it. Topical medicine should be used solely on your skin. Rinse your eyes with water if the medicine is in your mouth or eyes. Cleanse your hands prior to and after taking this medication. Dry and clean the affected area prior to applying the gel or cream. Make sure to take this medication for the entire prescribed amount of time, even if symptoms improve quickly. Inadequate doses could increase the chance of developing an infection which is resistant to medications.

Consult your physician If the condition you're treating with Naftin is not improving within four weeks, or if it becomes worse. Do not apply dressings or bandages that don't allow air circulation in the area affected (occlusive dressings) except as directed by your physician. A simple cotton-gauze dressing could be utilized to protect clothing. Place in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the medicine as soon as you can, however, take a break from your missed dosage if you're nearing the time to take the next dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of Naftin is not likely to be a danger. Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 If you have accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Do not put Naftin into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum and vagina. If contact does occur, wash with water. Do not use other medicines on the areas treated by using Naftin until your medical professional instructs you to. Do not wear tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that does not permit air flow. Wear loose-fitting clothing that is made of cotton or other natural fibres till the healing process is complete.

Interaction with other drugs

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by other medicines that you are taking. However, many medications can interact with one another. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.