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tolnaftate

/tol·naf·tate/ (tol-naf´tāt) a synthetic topical antifungal, used in the treatment of tinea.

tolnaftate

[tolnaf′tāt]
an antifungal.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of superficial fungus infections of the skin, including tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, and tinea versicolor.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is also not indicated for nail or scalp infections.
adverse effects Among the more common adverse effects are hypersensitivity reactions and mild irritation of the skin.

tolnaftate

An antifungal drug used to treat TINEA. A brand name is Tinaderm-M.

tolnaftate

a topical antifungal agent.
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Trials also showed the mycologie and clinical cure rates of naftifine 2% to be equivalent or superior to those of terbinafine, econazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, and tolnaftate.
In systematic reviews of available placebo-controlled trials, 1% tolnaftate was shown to be less effective against tinea pedis than the azoles and allylamines, with a number needed to treat of 3.
TABLE RECOMMENDED TOPICAL TREATMENTS FOR TINEA PEDIS Cure Frequency Bates, and duration Drug % Form of treatment * Comments Miconazole 47 2% lotion, BID for 2-4 Inexpensive, (Micatin) spray, weeks OTC cream, powder Terbinafine 70 1% cream, BID for 1-2 Shorter length (Lamisil) solution, weeks of treatment, spray OTC Naftifine 70 1% gel, QD for 2-4 Once a day, Rx (Naftin) cream weeks Butenafine 70 1% cream QD for 4 Once a day, Rx (Mentax) weeks Tolnaftate 64 1% powder, BID for 2-4 Inexpensive, (Tinactin, spray, cream weeks OTC Altate) Rx denotes prescription; OTC, over the counter; BID, twice a day; QD, every day.
To that end, Flexitol medicated foot cream is formulated with tolnaftate, a proven antifungal agent.
Also, Fougera's Consumer Products division has launched over-the-counter TipTapToe tolnaftate solution (a version of Tinactin) in a new, more convenient delivery vehicle.
The products are formulated with tolnaftate, a widely used antifungal ingredient, and include tea tree oil for its soothing properties.
formula plus tolnaftate, an approved ingredient for preventing and curing athlete's foot.
is marketing Tolnaftate, a generic version of Schering-Plough's Tinactin, and Miconazole, a generic equivalent of Johnson & Johnson's Micatin antifungal cream.