Naftifine topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to naftifine topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly
As well as its needed effects, naftifine topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking naftifine topical, check with your doctor immediately:Less common:
- Burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the skin
- Blistering or crusting of the skin
- softening of the skin
Minor Side Effects
Some naftifine topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Dry skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to naftifine topical: topical cream, topical gel
The most common side effect reported with the 2% cream was pruritus. The most common side effects reported with the 2% gel were application site reactions.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Burning/stinging, dryness, erythema, pruritus/itching
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, skin tenderness
Postmarketing reports: Redness/irritation, erythema/redness, irritation, burning, blisters, crusting, dryness, mild pruritus/itching, rash[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Local irritation, application site reactions
Postmarketing reports: Inflammation, maceration, swelling, serous drainage, pain
Postmarketing reports: Leukopenia, agranulocytosis
Postmarketing reports: Headache, dizziness, burning sensation
1. "Product Information. Naftin (naftifine topical)" Merz Pharmaceuticals, Greensboro, NC.
2. "Product Information. Naftin (naftifine topical)" Merz Pharmaceuticals, Greenboro, NC.
It is possible that some side effects of naftifine topical may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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