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Naftifine Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed on April 24, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 1%; 2%

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

1% CREAM: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas once a day.
1% GEL: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day in the morning and evening.
2% CREAM: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus a 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses:
1% CREAM: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum
1% GEL: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, T tonsurans, and E floccosum
2% CREAM: For the treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

1% CREAM: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas once a day.
1% GEL: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day in the morning and evening.
2% CREAM: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus a 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses:
1% CREAM: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum
1% GEL: For the topical treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, T tonsurans, and E floccosum
2% CREAM: For the treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

1% CREAM: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas once a day.
1% GEL: A sufficient quantity should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day in the morning and evening.
2% CREAM: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus a 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.
2% GEL: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus an approximate 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses:
1% CREAM: For the topical treatment of tinea pedis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, and E floccosum
1% GEL: For the topical treatment of tinea pedis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, T tonsurans, and E floccosum
2% CREAM: For the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis due to T rubrum
2% GEL: For the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, and E floccosum

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Cruris

12 years or older:
2% CREAM: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus a 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Use: For the treatment of tinea cruris due to T rubrum

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis

12 years or older:
2% CREAM: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus a 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.
2% GEL: A thin layer should be applied to the affected areas plus an approximate 1/2 inch margin of healthy surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.

Uses:
2% CREAM: For the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis due to T rubrum
2% GEL: For the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis due to T rubrum, T mentagrophytes, and E floccosum

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy of the 1% formulations have not been established in patients younger than 18 years. Safety and efficacy of the 2% formulations have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Wash hands after application.
-Only use topically; not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.

General:
-Diagnosis of the disease should be confirmed by direct microscopic examination or by culture.
-Patients should be reevaluated if no clinical improvement is seen after 4 weeks of therapy with the 1% formulations.

Patient advice:
-Keep this drug away from the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes.
-Consult the physician if irritation or sensitivity develops after use.

Further information

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