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Tolnaftate 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 Corporis

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Versicolor

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Corporis

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Cruris

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Versicolor

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

Topical treatment may be extended to 4 to 6 weeks if treating areas of skin that have thickened.

Precautions

The cream is not recommended for the treatment of nail or scalp infections.

Tolnaftate topical therapy should be discontinued if patient experiences irritation or sensitization.

If symptoms do not improve after 10 days of continuous use, a different therapy may be warranted.

Tolnaftate topical preparations should not come in contact with the eyes.

Inhalation of the powder aerosol should be avoided; it can be harmful or fatal.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

When treating a fungal infection in hyperkeratotic areas of the skin, an oral antifungal may be necessary.

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