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Naftifine HCl topical

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This medication is used on the skin (topically) to treat fungal infections of the skin such as jock itch, athlete's feet or ringworm.

How To Use

Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. To apply, gently rub a small thin film of the medication to the affected area and surrounding skin as directed. Wash hands after application. It may take one to three weeks before any improvement is seen. If no improvement is seen after four weeks, consult your doctor. Avoid using this medication around the eyes, nose or mouth area or over deep puncture wounds. Use cautiously if skin is blistered or raw.

Side Effects

This medication may cause dry skin, burning, stinging or redness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


This medication should be used cautiously during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines you take (both prescription and nonprescription). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


This medication is prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it for another infection or share it with someone else. Another infection later on may require a different medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.


Store at room temperature away from heat and sunlight.