Drug information of Tolnaftate


Tolnaftate

Drug group:

Adult and pediatric

Superficial Fungal Infections

Apply to affected area BID

May treat for 2-3 weeks but 4-6 weeks of therapy may be needed if skin is hyperkeratotic

Mechanism of effect

Tolnaftate is a topical fungicide. Though its exact mechanism unknown, it is believed to prevent ergosterol biosynthesis by inhibiting squalene epoxidase.

Drug indications

tineacruris , tineacorporus

Dosage

Adult and pediatric

Superficial Fungal Infections

Apply to affected area BID

May treat for 2-3 weeks but 4-6 weeks of therapy may be needed if skin is hyperkeratotic

Drug contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Interactions

Points of recommendation

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Tolnaftate topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.

Do not cover the treated skin area with a bandage that does not allow air circulation. You may use a light cotton-gauze dressing to protect your clothing over treated skin areas.

Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine, unless you are using it to treat a skin condition on your hands.

Clean and dry the skin before you apply tolnafate topical.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Pregnancy level

C


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