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Mentax Side Effects

Generic name: butenafine topical

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 3, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about butenafine topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Mentax.

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream.

Serious side effects of Mentax

Along with its needed effects, butenafine topical (the active ingredient contained in Mentax) 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

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin where the medicine is applied
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin where the medicine is applied

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream.

General

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]

Local

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

References

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

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.