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Medications for Tinea Cruris

Other names: Fungal Infection, Groin; Infection, Fungal, Groin; Jock Itch; Ringworm, Groin; Tinea of the groin

About Tinea Cruris

Tinea cruris is an infection of the groin area with mold-like fungi called dermatophytes.

Drugs used to treat Tinea Cruris

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
betamethasone / clotrimazole 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone / clotrimazole topical

Brand name:  Lotrisone

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

ketoconazole 2.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Brand names:  Nizoral Topical, Xolegel, Extina, Ketodan, Nizoral A-D, Kuric …show all

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clotrimazole 10 3 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Brand names:  Canesten, Desenex Antifungal Cream, FungiCURE Pump Spray

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

econazole 8.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: econazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

fluconazole Off-label 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

terbinafine 4.3 6 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Brand names:  Lamisil AT, Athletes Foot Cream, Lamisil AT Cream for Jock Itch

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Lotrisone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: betamethasone / clotrimazole topical

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lamisil Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: terbinafine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

terbinafine 10 4 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: terbinafine systemic

Brand names:  Lamisil, Terbinex

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

miconazole 5.0 2 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: miconazole topical

Brand names:  Zeasorb-AF, Baza Antifungal, Aloe Vesta, Aloe Vesta 2 in 1 Antifungal, Critic-Aid Clear AF, Cruex Prescription Strength, DermaFungal, Dermagran AF, Desenex Jock Itch, Fungoid, Micaderm, Micatin, Micro-Guard, Mitrazol, Monistat-Derm, Ony-Clear, Tetterine, Triple Paste AF, Zeasorb-AF Drying Gel …show all

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lamisil AT 4.3 6 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Canesten 0.0 2 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Nizoral Topical Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

ciclopirox 9.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Brand names:  Ciclodan, Loprox, CNL8 Nail

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

griseofulvin 8.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: griseofulvin systemic

Brand name:  Gris-PEG

Drug class: miscellaneous antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Naftin 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: naftifine topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tinactin Jock Itch Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tolnaftate topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

tolnaftate 4.3 3 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tolnaftate topical

Brand names:  Tinactin Jock Itch, Tinactin, Absorbine Athlete's Foot, Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Aftate, Clarus Antifungal, Fungi-Guard, Mycocide NS, Tinaderm …show all

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Zeasorb-AF Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: miconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

clioquinol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: clioquinol topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

Desenex Antifungal Cream Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Luzu Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: luliconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Xolegel Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Athletes Foot Cream Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Baza Antifungal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: miconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Learn more about Tinea Cruris

Symptoms and treatments

Mayo Clinic Reference

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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