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naftifine - topical, Naftin

GENERIC NAME: NAFTIFINE - TOPICAL (NAFF-teh-feen)

BRAND NAME(S): Naftin

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USES: This medication is used to treat a variety of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Naftifine is an antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply a thin layer of the medication to and around the affected area and gently rub in. This medication is usually applied once daily if you are using the cream, or twice daily (morning and evening) if you are using the gel, or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using unless the area to be treated includes the hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.Do not use the medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.Length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Do not apply more often or use longer than prescribed. This may increase the risk of side effects.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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