Naftifine - topical


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Naftifine is used to treat fungal infections of the skin and skin folds, feet, between the toes and on sole of the foot, nail, and hands (e.g. ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot).
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Naftifine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use it more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as a cream or gel.
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry the affected area before application.
  3. Rub the cream or gel gently on the skin until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap, or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
  5. Replace the cap of the container.
Avoid application to or contact with the eyes, mouth, or other mucous membranes such as inside of your nose.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Naftifine if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Naftifine to a child. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly.
What side effects could I experience?
Naftifine may cause burning or stinging sensation on the application site.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using Naftifine and inform your doctor immediately as these could be signs of allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on naftifine - topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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