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Medications for Tinea Versicolor

Other names: Pityriasis versicolor

A chronicfungal infection of the skin.

Drugs used to treat Tinea Versicolor

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

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ketoconazole 10 2 reviews for ketoconazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Brand names:
Nizoral Topical, Nizoral A-D, Extina, Ketodan, Kuric, Xolegel
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
fluconazole Off-label 5.3 9 reviews for fluconazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx C N
Generic name:
fluconazole systemic
Brand name:
Diflucan
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
ketoconazole Off-label 8.0 6 reviews for ketoconazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx C N X
Generic name:
ketoconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
selenium sulfide 7.5 37 reviews for selenium sulfide to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
selenium sulfide topical
Brand names:
Dandrex, Tersi Foam
Drug class:
miscellaneous topical agents
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Diflucan Off-label 5.3 3 reviews for Diflucan to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx C N
Generic name:
fluconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
clotrimazole 9.0 1 review for clotrimazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
clotrimazole topical
Brand name:
FungiCURE Pump Spray
Drug class:
vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
itraconazole 10 1 review for itraconazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx C N
Generic name:
itraconazole systemic
Brand name:
Sporanox
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
econazole 8.0 2 reviews for econazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx C N
Generic name:
econazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
miconazole 9.0 1 review for miconazole to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
miconazole topical
Brand names:
Aloe Vesta, Aloe Vesta 2 in 1 Antifungal, Baza Antifungal, Critic-Aid Clear AF, Cruex Prescription Strength, DermaFungal, Dermagran AF, Desenex Jock Itch, Fungoid, Micaderm, Micatin, Micro-Guard, Miranel AF, Mitrazol, Monistat-Derm, Ony-Clear, Secura Antifungal Extra Thick, Tetterine, Triple Paste AF, Zeasorb-AF, Zeasorb-AF Drying Gel
Drug class:
vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
ciclopirox Rate Add 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:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
terbinafine 10 1 review for terbinafine to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
terbinafine topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Nizoral Topical Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Nizoral A-D Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Oxistat Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
oxiconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Sporanox Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
itraconazole systemic
Drug class:
azole antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Aloe Vesta Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
miconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Extina Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
FungiCURE Pump Spray Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
clotrimazole topical
Drug class:
vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Ketodan Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Kuric Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
ketoconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
Tinactin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
tolnaftate 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
tolnaftate 6.5 2 reviews for tolnaftate to treat Tinea Versicolor
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
tolnaftate topical
Brand names:
Tinactin, Absorbine Athlete's Foot, Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Aftate, Clarus Antifungal, Fungi-Guard, Mycocide NS, Tinaderm
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Aloe Vesta 2 in 1 Antifungal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
miconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Baza Antifungal Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
miconazole topical
Drug class:
topical antifungals
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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