Bifonazole

Description

Bifonazole is an antifungal agent used in the treatment of superficial skin infections such as athlete's foot (infections of the feet, usually between the toes), jock itch (fungal infection in the groin or buttocks), etc. caused by the fungi.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bifonazole

  • Skin irritation and burning
  • Scaling, redness, and swelling of skin
  • Skin peeling
  • Dryness of the skin

Uses of Bifonazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin fungal infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bifonazole or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Usage on skin

This medicine is meant for external use only. Do not apply this medicine to your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

Other medicines

Bifonazole may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Diaper rash

This medicine is not recommended for the treatment of diaper rash in infants.

Nail and scalp infections

This medicine is not recommended for the treatment of nail and scalp infections.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine stops the production of a certain vital component of the fungal cell wall. This inhibits the growth of the fungus and eventually leads to its death.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 28 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4130

[Internet]. Canesten.co.nz. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.canesten.co.nz/static/files/cmi/Canesten%20Bifonazole%20Cream%20CMI.pdf

Bifonazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB04794

Bifonazole [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 6 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/bifonazole

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Mar 2019

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