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Butenafine Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 1%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Versicolor

Apply to the affected and immediate surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Comments:
-If no clinical improvement seen after treatment period, diagnosis and therapy should be reviewed.
-This drug was not studied in immunocompromised patients.

Use: For the topical treatment of the dermatologic infection tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur (formerly Pityrosporum orbiculare)

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Apply to affected skin between and around the toes twice a day (morning and night) for 1 week or once a day for 4 weeks.

Comments:
-Unknown if effective on the bottom or sides of the foot
-Patients should wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes; they should change shoes and socks at least once a day.

Uses: For the treatment of most athlete's foot between the toes; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with athlete's foot

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

Apply to affected skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses: For the treatment of most jock itch and ringworm; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with jock itch and ringworm

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

Apply to affected skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses: For the treatment of most jock itch and ringworm; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with jock itch and ringworm

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Versicolor

12 years or older: Apply to the affected and immediate surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Comments:
-If no clinical improvement seen after treatment period, diagnosis and therapy should be reviewed.
-This drug was not studied in immunocompromised patients.

Use: For the topical treatment of the dermatologic infection tinea versicolor due to M furfur

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis

12 years or older: Apply to affected skin between and around the toes twice a day (morning and night) for 1 week or once a day for 4 weeks.

Comments:
-Unknown if effective on the bottom or sides of the foot
-Patients should wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes; they should change shoes and socks at least once a day.

Uses: For the treatment of most athlete's foot between the toes; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with athlete's foot

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Corporis

12 years or older: Apply to affected skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses: For the treatment of most jock itch and ringworm; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with jock itch and ringworm

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Cruris

12 years or older: Apply to affected skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses: For the treatment of most jock itch and ringworm; for relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling with jock itch and ringworm

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For external use only; do not use on nails or scalp, in/near the mouth or eyes, or for vaginal yeast infections.

Storage requirements:
-Lotrimin Ultra(R): Store between 20C to 25C (68F to 77F).
-Mentax(R): Store between 5C and 30C (41F and 86F).

General:
-Diagnosis of the disease should be confirmed by culture on an appropriate medium (except M furfur) or by direct microscopic examination of infected superficial epidermal tissue in a solution of potassium hydroxide.

Patient advice:
-Wash affected skin with soap and water; dry completely before applying this drug.
-Wash hands after each application of this drug.
-Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes.
-Stop this drug and contact physician if irritation develops/worsens.
-Notify physician if irritation, redness, itching, swelling, oozing, burning, or blistering develop in the treated area.

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