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Texifen Cream

Manufactured byLeeford Healthcare Ltd.
Description
Texifen Cream is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal skin infections like athlete's foot (itchy, scaly, and white patches between the toes), jock itch (red, itchy, and ring-shaped rashes in the groin, the area where the upper thigh meets the lowest part of the stomach), ringworm (red, itchy, and circular-shaped rashes with clear skin in the middle affecting the skin, scalp, or nails), etc. This medicine works by killing the fungi by damaging its cell membrane (protective covering) and making it weaker. Thus, it prevents the spread of fungal infections. Texifen Cream rarely shows side effects. However, you may experience irritation, burning sensation, itching, or redness at the site of application. These side effects are usually mild and subside with time. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen, consult your doctor. Texifen Cream should be applied as directed by your doctor. Clean and pat dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of this cream and spread uniformly over the affected area. Avoid direct contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Ensure that you complete the course of treatment with this medicine. If you stop using this medicine early, the infection may reappear or worsen, which may be difficult to treat. Texifen Cream is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you are using any other topical medicines, or have any other skin conditions. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Texifen Cream

  • Skin itching
  • Skin peeling
  • Change in skin colour
  • Skin redness at the site of application
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation at the application site

Uses of Texifen Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Athlete's foot
  • Jock itch
  • Ringworm infection
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Texifen Cream to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Texifen Cream remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Texifen Cream has no habit-forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Texifen Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Texifen Cream is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid using Texifen Cream if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Texifen Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Texifen Cream is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

External use only

Texifen Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.

Use in Children

Texifen Cream is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age due to limited safety and efficacy data.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Texifen Cream as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Since Texifen Cream is intended for external use, the likelihood of an overdose is low. However, do not apply more than the prescribed dose.
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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Texifen Cream is meant for external use only. Apply the cream to the affected areas of the skin as instructed by your doctor. Avoid applying Texifen Cream in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Use this medicine for the recommended duration. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesired effects that persist or get worse.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Texifen Cream works by stopping the production of a chemical known as ergosterol, which is responsible for forming the fungal cell membrane (the protective covering of the fungi). Thus, it kills the fungi and stops the spread of infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Nov 2021

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