Butenafine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Butenafine

Generic Name : Butenafine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Butenafine are provided here.

Pronunciation : byoo TEN ah fine

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Butenafine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y45.9 Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Butenafine

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Why is Butenafine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for dermatological infections such as tinea versicolor (rashes on the trunk region of the body), athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch that prevent the growth of fungus.

When should Butenafine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Application to eye area.

What is the dosage of Butenafine?

Adult: Topical As 1% cream: For tinea pedis: Apply twice daily for 7 days. For tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea versicolor: Apply once daily for 2 weeks.

How should Butenafine be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Butenafine?

•Avoid occlusive dressings. Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes.

Affected areas should be thoroughly cleansed with soap and dried prior to application.

Hands should always be washed after applying cream. Do not use this in children less than 12 years.

What are the side effects of Butenafine?

Local-Mild burning sensation at the site of application, severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.

What are the other precautions for Butenafine?

Avoid the use of occlusive dressings unless otherwise directed by the physician.

What are the storage conditions for Butenafine?

Store it at room temperature, and keep away from children.