Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Nov 21, 2017
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General Information on Bifonazole

Generic Name : Bifonazole

Pronunciation : Bi-Fo-na-zole

Latest prescription information about Bifonazole. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bifonazole

India- Mycospor
International- Bifon, Bilmitin 1%, Canesten Bifonazole, Mycosporan

Overview of Bifonazole

• Bifonazole is used topically for the treatment of fungal infections like ringworm which include jock itch and athlete's foot.

Why is Bifonazole Prescribed? (Indications)

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. 

When should Bifonazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• 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.

What is the dosage of Bifonazole?

• Bifonazole 1% cream, powder, solution or gel is applied on the affected are once daily at night for 2-3 weeks.

How should Bifonazole be taken?

• 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bifonazole?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Bifonazole?

  Skin: Burning sensation, skin irritation, itching, rash, dry skin, eczema, contact dermatitis

What are the other precautions for Bifonazole?

• Consult your doctor before using bifonazole.

What are the Drug Interactions of Bifonazole?

• Use with caution in patients on warfarin due to a possible increase in INR (a blood test to check the effect of warfarin).

What are the storage conditions for Bifonazole?

• Bifonazole should be stored at room temperature below 30°C.

Last Updated : 11/16/2017

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