Naftin Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

NAFTIN (naftifine hydrochloride) Cream, 2% is a white to off-white cream for topical use only. Each gram of (naftifine hydrochloride) Cream contains 20 mg of naftifine hydrochloride, a synthetic allylamine antifungal compound.

Chemically, naftifine HCl is (E)-N-Cinnamyl-N-methyl-1-napthalenemethylamine hydrochloride.

The molecular formula is C21H21N•HCl with a molecular weight of 323.86

The structural formula of naftifine hydrochloride is:

NAFTIN (naftifine hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

NAFTIN (naftifine hydrochloride) Cream, 2% contains the following inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sorbitan monostearate, stearyl alcohol, and hydrochloric acid.

What are the possible side effects of naftifine topical (Naftin)?

Serious side effects of naftifine topical use are not expected. Stop using naftifine topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking naftifine hcl (Naftin Cream)?

Before using naftifine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other allylamine antifungals (e.g., terbinafine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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Naftin Cream Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, irritation, redness, dry skin, or itching at application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using naftifine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other allylamine antifungals (e.g., terbinafine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Naftin Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Naftin

Generic Name: naftifine topical (Pronunciation: NAF ti feen)

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What is naftifine topical (Naftin Cream)?

Naftifine topical is an antifungal medication. Naftifine topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Naftifine topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections.

Naftifine topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of naftifine topical (Naftin Cream)?

Serious side effects of naftifine topical use are not expected. Stop using naftifine topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about naftifine topical (Naftin Cream)?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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