|Indication & Dosage||Topical/Cutaneous
Skin fungal infections
Adult:Â Apply 1% cream on affected area.Â TineaÂ pedis: Apply bid for 7 days.Tinea corporisÂ and tinea cruris: Once daily for 2 wk. Tinea versicolor: Once daily for 2 wk.
|Administration||May be taken with or without food.
|Contraindications||Application to eye area.|
|Special Precautions||Avoid occlusive dressings. Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes. Affected areas should be thoroughly cleansed with soap and dried prior to application. Hands should always be washed after applying cream. Child <12 yr.|
|Adverse Drug Reactions||Mild burning sensation at the site of application.|
|Pregnancy Category (US FDA)||Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.|
|Storage||Topical/Cutaneous:Â Store at 5-30Â°C.|
|Mechanism of Action||Butenafine, a benzylamine antifungal, inhibits the enzyme squalene monooxygenase thus decreasing sterol biosynthesis.|
|ATC Classification||D01AE23 - butenafine ; Belongs to the class of other antifungals for topical use. Used in the treatment of fungal infection.|
Please consult detailed drug interactions before prescribing.Â