Tolnaftate

Description

Tolnaftate is an effective antifungal medication used to treat infections caused by fungi. It is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and infections caused by ringworm.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tolnaftate

  • Skin irritation
  • Stinging sensation at application site
  • Sensitisation of skin

Uses of Tolnaftate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Athlete's foot
  • Jock itch
  • Ringworm infection
  • Tinea Versicolor
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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.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to tolnaftate or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
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.
General warnings

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years of age except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

For external use only

This medicine is meant for external use only. Apply on the affected skin as recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.

Other medicines

Tolnaftate 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.

Missed Dose

Use/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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use/Apply this medicine following all instructions/directions mentioned on the package insert or the leaflet. Do not take/use in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe adverse effects.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the production of a certain vital component required for the fungal cell wall. This results in the disruption of cell membrane formation process and growth of the organism are stunted.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

OTC

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6733/smpc

DailyMed - TINACTIN- tolnaftate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 6 September 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=0a80a5b0-3216-46f6-8801-7066ef59aee4

Scholl Athlete's Foot Powder - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 6 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1311/smpc

Tolnaftate - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00525

Tolnaftate: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 6 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682617.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Sep 2019

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