Tinactin

Tinactin

tolnaftate

Manufacturer:

Bayer

Distributor:

Zuellig
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Tolnaftate.
Description
Each g of Tinactin ointment 1% contains tolnaftate 10 mg. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: Polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, butylated hydroxytoluene, carbopol 934 and monoamylamine.
Action
Antifungal.
Tolnaftate is a highly active synthetic fungicidal agent that is effective in the treatment of superficial fungal infections of the skin. Tolnaftate is inactive systemically and virtually nonsensitizing.
Indications/Uses
Tinea flava (An-an), body ringworm, athlete's foot, other fungal infections of the skin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply ointment to each lesion and massage gently. Treatment twice daily for 2 or 3 weeks is usually adequate, although treatment for 4-6 weeks might be required if thickening of the skin has occurred.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to tolnaftate.
Special Precautions
If irritation occurs due to Tinactin, treatment should be discontinued.
Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.
If a patient shows no improvement after 4 weeks of treatment with Tinactin, diagnosis should be reviewed. In mixed infections where bacteria or nonsusceptible fungi eg, Candida albicans are present, supplementary topical or systemic anti-infective therapy is indicated. Treatment with Tinactin should be discontinued if the patient's skin disease becomes worse.
Adverse Reactions
Tinactin is essentially nonsensitizing and ordinarily does not sting or irritate intact or broken skin in either exposed or intertriginous areas. A few cases of sensitization have been confirmed and a few cases of mild irritation have been reported.
Storage
Store at temperature not exceeding 30°C.
ATC Classification
D01AE18 - tolnaftate ; Belongs to the class of other antifungals for topical use.
Presentation/Packing
Oint 1% (smooth, clear, colorless to light yellow gel) x 5 g
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