Mentax Side Effects

Generic Name: butenafine topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug butenafine topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Mentax.

It is possible that some side effects of Mentax may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream

As well as its needed effects, butenafine topical (the active ingredient contained in Mentax) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking butenafine topical:

  • Blistering, burning, itching, oozing, stinging, swelling, or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • rash
  • redness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream


Topical butenafine is generally well tolerated. Adverse effects are related to the site of application. In controlled clinical trials no patients withdrew from treatment due to adverse effects.


Dermatologic side effects have included burning, stinging, worsening of the condition, contact dermatitis, erythema, irritation, and itching in less than 2% of patients.

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