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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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ketoconazole 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

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

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

ketoconazole Off-label 6.7 4 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: ketoconazole 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

selenium sulfide 7.4 34 reviews
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: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

fluconazole Off-label 5.4 8 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluconazole systemic

Brand name:  Diflucan

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off-label: Yes

Diflucan Off-label 5.3 3 reviews
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
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: clotrimazole topical

Brand names:  Canesten, 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 8.0 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

itraconazole Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: itraconazole systemic

Brand names:  Sporanox, Onmel

Drug class: azole antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

ciclopirox Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ciclopirox topical

Brand names:  Loprox, Ciclodan, CNL8 Nail

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

miconazole Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: miconazole topical

Brand names:  Aloe Vesta, Baza Antifungal, Aloe Vesta 2 in 1 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 …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

Canesten Rate Add review
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

Oxistat Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: oxiconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

terbinafine 10 1 review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: terbinafine topical

Brand name:  Athletes Foot Cream

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

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

Tinactin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tolnaftate topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Aloe Vesta Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: miconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

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

Nizoral A-D Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

tolnaftate 6.5 2 reviews
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, Tinactin Jock Itch, Tinaderm, Tinamar …show all

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

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

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

Kuric Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: ketoconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Learn more about Tinea Versicolor

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Symptoms and treatments

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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.
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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