Generic Name: naftifine hydrochloride
Dosage Form: cream
Naftifine Cream Description
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% contains the synthetic, broad-spectrum, antifungal agent naftifine hydrochloride. Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is for topical use only.
(E)-N-Cinnamyl-N-methyl-1-naphthalenemethylamine hydrochloride. Naftifine hydrochloride has an empirical formula of C21H21N∙HCl and a molecular weight of 323.86.
Naftifine hydrochloride 1%
benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, cetyl esters wax, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 60, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sorbitan monostearate, and stearyl alcohol. Hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH.
Naftifine Cream - Clinical Pharmacology
Naftifine hydrochloride is a synthetic allylamine derivative. The following in vitro data are available, but their clinical significance is unknown. Naftifine hydrochloride has been shown to exhibit fungicidal activity in vitro against a broad spectrum of organisms, including Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton tonsurans, Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum canis, Microsporum audouini, and Microsporum gypseum; and fungistatic activity against Candida species, including Candida albicans. Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% has only been shown to be clinically effective against the disease entities listed in the INDICATIONS AND USAGE section.
Although the exact mechanism of action against fungi is not known, naftifine hydrochloride appears to interfere with sterol biosynthesis by inhibiting the enzyme squalene 2, 3-epoxidase. This inhibition of enzyme activity results in decreased amounts of sterols, especially ergosterol, and a corresponding accumulation of squalene in the cells.
In vitro and in vivo bioavailability studies have demonstrated that naftifine penetrates the stratum corneum in sufficient concentration to inhibit the growth of dermatophytes.
Following a single topical application of 1% Naftifine Cream to the skin of healthy subjects, systemic absorption of naftifine was approximately 6% of the applied dose. Naftifine and/or its metabolites are excreted via the urine and feces with a half-life of approximately two to three days.
Indications and Usage for Naftifine Cream
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corporis caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum.
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is for topical use only and not for ophthalmic use.
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is for external use only. If irritation or sensitivity develops with the use of Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Diagnosis of the disease should be confirmed either by direct microscopic examination of a mounting of infected tissue in a solution of potassium hydroxide or by culture on an appropriate medium.
Information for patients
The patient should be told to:
1. Avoid the use of occlusive dressings or wrappings unless otherwise directed by the physician.
2. Keep Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% away from the eyes, nose, mouth and other mucous membranes.
Carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, impairment of fertility
Long-term animal studies to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% have not been performed. In vitro and animal studies have not demonstrated any mutagenic effect or effect on fertility.
Pregnancy Category B
Reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits (via oral administration) at doses 150 times or more the topical human dose and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to naftifine. There are, however, no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is administered to a nursing woman.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
During clinical trials with Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% the incidence of adverse reactions was as follows: burning/stinging (6%), dryness (3%), erythema (2%), itching (2%), local irritation (2%).
Naftifine Cream Dosage and Administration
A sufficient quantity of Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas once a day. The hands should be washed after application. If no clinical improvement is seen after four weeks of treatment with Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1%, the patient should be re-evaluated.
How is Naftifine Cream Supplied
Naftifine Hydrochloride Cream USP, 1% is supplied in the following sizes:
15 g - NDC 51672-1362-1 (tube)
30 g - NDC 51672-1362-2 (tube)
60 g - NDC 51672-1362-3 (tube)
90 g - NDC 51672-1362-8 (tube)
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 1C1
Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., Hawthorne, NY 10532
TARO is a registered trademark of Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Issued: June 2013
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 90 g Tube Carton
Cream USP, 1%
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY.
NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
naftifine hydrochloride cream
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