Tolnaftate - Drug Information

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General Information on Tolnaftate

Generic Name : Tolnaftate

Pronunciation : tole naf' tate

Latest prescription information about Tolnaftate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Why is Tolnaftate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.  It blocks the fungal growth that cause skin infections.

When should Tolnaftate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

What is the dosage of Tolnaftate?

Adult: Topical As 1% gel/ solution /powder /cream: Apply twice daily for 2-6 week.

How should Tolnaftate be taken?

It comes as a cream, liquid, powder, gel, spray powder, and spray liquid to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tolnaftate?

If symptom gets worsen or there is no improvement after 4 weeks treatment consult with your doctor.
Avoid using on the scalp or the nails.
It should not be used in children less than 2 years old.
Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Tolnaftate?

Irritation, itching and skin inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Tolnaftate?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Tolnaftate?

Store it at room temperature.

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