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Medications for Tinea Versicolor

Other names: Pityriasis versicolor

About Tinea 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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ketoconazole C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

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

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

ketoconazole Off Label C N X 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ketoconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

Diflucan Off Label C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

fluconazole Off Label C N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Brand name:  Diflucan

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

selenium sulfide C N 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: selenium sulfide topical

Brand names:  Selsun Blue, Dandrex, Selenos, Selseb, Tersi Foam …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage,

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

clotrimazole B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Brand names:  Canesten, FungiCURE Pump Spray

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

ciclopirox B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Brand names:  Loprox, Ciclodan, CNL8 Nail, Loprox TS, Pedipirox-4 …show all

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

miconazole N N Add review Rate

Generic name: miconazole topical

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

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

econazole C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: econazole topical

Brand name:  Spectazole

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Canesten B N Add review Rate

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Oxistat B N Add review Rate

Generic name: oxiconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

itraconazole C N Add review Rate

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Brand names:  Sporanox, Onmel, Sporanox PulsePak

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Sporanox C N Add review Rate

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Aloe Vesta N N Add review Rate

Generic name: miconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Nizoral Topical C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Selsun Blue C N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: selenium sulfide topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

terbinafine B N 1 review
10

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Brand name:  Athletes Foot Cream

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

tolnaftate N N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tolnaftate topical

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

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

Ketodan C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nizoral A-D C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Spectazole C N Add review Rate

Generic name: econazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Athletes Foot Cream B N Add review Rate

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

FungiCURE Pump Spray B N Add review Rate

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Drug class: vaginal anti-infectives, topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Loprox B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tinactin N N Add review Rate

Generic name: tolnaftate topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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Symptoms and treatments

Mayo Clinic Reference

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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