Concise Prescribing Info
Skin fungal infections.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical As 1% cream: Apply once daily. As 1% gel: Apply twice daily. Duration: 2-6 wk, depending on the site of infection.
Dosage Details
Skin fungal infections
Adult: As hydrochloride: Apply sufficient amount of 1% cream once daily or 1% gel bid, morning and evening. Treatment duration: Tinea cruris and tinea corporis: 2-4 wk; tinea pedis: 4-6 wk; severe infections: May require prolonged treatment.
Special Precautions
Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth and other mucous membranes. Avoid use of occlusive dressings or wrappings. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Burning, stinging, dryness, redness, pruritus, local irritation, rash, skin tenderness.
Description: Naftifine is a synthetic allylamine antifungal that selectively inhibits the enzyme squalene monooxygenase resulting in reduced synthesis of the primary sterol, ergosterol, within the fungal membrane. It appears to have both fungicidal and fungistatic activity.
Absorption: Approx 3-6 % absorbed systemically after application of cream or gel; sufficient concentrations retained in the upper skin layers to inhibit the growth of dermatophytes at this site for 24 hr.
Distribution: Distributed into the milk of rats (topical).
Metabolism: Metabolised to at least 3 metabolites via oxidation of the phenyl and naphthyl rings and by N-dealkylation.
Excretion: Via urine and faeces (as unchanged drug and/or metabolites). Half-life: Approx 2-3 days (topical).
Cream: Store below 30°C (86°F). Gel: Store at room temperature.
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