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Butenafine topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 1, 2023.

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream.

Serious side effects of Butenafine topical

Along with its needed effects, butenafine topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking butenafine topical:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream.


This drug was generally well tolerated. About 1% of patients reported skin-related side effects at the site of application. In controlled clinical trials, no patients withdrew from therapy due to side effects.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Burning, stinging, worsening of condition, contact dermatitis, erythema, irritation, itching[Ref]


1. (2001) "Product Information. Mentax (butenafine topical)." Penederm Inc

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.