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Triacetin 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 an antifungal used on the skin to treat skin infections such as nail fungus, athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm or impetigo.

How To Use

This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area then apply as directed. To apply the spray, shake the canister well. Spray for 1 to 2 seconds onto affected nails. Avoid spraying near eyes or inhaling the medication. It may be necessary to continue treatment for several months to clear the infection. Use this medication as prescribed for the full treatment time. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or stop using this medication without your doctor's approval. Stopping this medication too soon may lead to ineffective treatment and the infection may reoccur. Avoid contact in or near the eyes, nose, mouth or other mucous membranes.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, redness or irritation the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms continue or if you experience swelling, oozing or blistering, notify your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing illness, infection or allergies, especially to any antibiotics. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: skin products, antibiotics. 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.


Notify your doctor if the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Check the expiration date on the container and discard any expired medication.