Butenafine Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Apply butenafine topical cream in a quantity sufficient to cover the affected area and immediately surrounding skin once daily for 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

Apply butenafine topical cream in a quantity sufficient to cover the affected area and immediately surrounding skin once daily for 2 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

Apply butenafine topical cream in a quantity sufficient to cover the affected area and immediately surrounding skin once daily for 2 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Patients should use caution to avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth or other mucous membranes.

Use should be discontinued if irritation develops. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if irritation, redness, itching, swelling, oozing, burning, or blistering develop in the treated area.

Diagnosis of the disease should be confirmed either by culture on an appropriate medium [except Malassezia furfur (formerly Pityrosporum orbiculare)] or by direct microscopic examination of infected superficial epidermal tissue in a solution of potassium hydroxide.

Patients who are known to be sensitive to allylamine antifungals should use butenafine topical with caution since cross-reactivity may be observed.

Safety and efficacy in pediatric patients below the age of 12 years have not been determined since tinea versicolor is uncommon in patients below the age of 12 years.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

For external use only. Wash hands after applying the medication to the affected area.
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes.

If a patient shows no clinical improvement after four weeks of treatment, the diagnosis should be redetermined.

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