BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream)

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Butenafine benefits over others

1. What are the benefits of butenafine than other avilable anti-fungal agents? 2. Comparative study with other agents 3. success rate of butenafine Thanks 
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BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Drug and Prescription Information

BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream)

BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Medication Classification

BUTENAFINE (On the skin)

BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Brandname


BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) is used for the Treatment

Butenafine (byoo-TEN-a-feen) Treats athlete's foot and other fungal infections of the skin.

When To Not Use BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to butenafine. Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines that are like butenafine such as terbinafine (Lamisil®) or naftifine (Naftin®).

How Should You Use BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. Keep using the medicine for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you think your symptoms are gone. If you stop using the medicine too soon, your infection may come back.
  • Use this medicine on your skin only. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If you do get the medicine in your eyes, rinse them well with cool water. Tell your doctor if redness or eye pain does not go away.
  • For treating athlete's foot, you may want to use the medicine after bathing. Thoroughly dry your feet and between your toes with a clean towel before putting on the medicine.
  • Put a thin layer of the medicine over and around the infected area, and rub it in.
  • Do not cover the infected area with bandages, unless your doctor has told you to.
  • Use the medicine on both feet if you have athlete's foot.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after putting on the medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the cream as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Storage

Store BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use other medicines on the same area of your skin that you are using butenafine, unless your doctor tells you to.

BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • If your symptoms do not get better after about 3 to 4 weeks, tell your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if your symptoms get worse (more redness, blisters, itching, or sores) after using this medicine.
  • This medicine will only treat certain kinds of infections You should not use it to treat other skin conditions such as diaper rash or vaginal infections.

BUTENAFINE (Topical) (Cream) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Itching, rash, swelling, blisters, or redness that were not there before you used this medicine
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild stinging or burning where the medicine is put on your skin

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