Bifonazole is used for the treatment of fungal skin infections like ringworm including jock itch and athlete’s foot.
Bifonazole interferes with the synthesis of the cell membrane of the fungi.
• Bifonazole is contraindicated in patients allergic to the drug or other similar antifungals.
• It should also not be used for nappy rash in babies, or during pregnancy and breastfeeding in women.
• Bifonazole 1% cream, powder, solution or gel is applied on the affected are once daily at night for 2-3 weeks.
• Before applying the cream, wash and dry the infected area.
• After applying the cream, wash your hand to prevent the spread of infection.
• If your symptoms do not improve within seven days, visit the doctor.
• Bifonazole is for external use only. It should not be inhaled.
• Do not bring the cream in contact with your eyes or mouth.
• This preparation is not used for the treatment of other fungal infections, such as vaginal thrush or nappy rash.
• Consult your doctor before using bifonazole.
• Use with caution in patients on warfarin due to a possible increase in INR (a blood test to check the effect of warfarin).
• Bifonazole should be stored at room temperature below 30°C.
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