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Naftin-MP Side Effects

Generic Name: naftifine topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about naftifine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Naftin-MP.

For the Consumer

Applies to naftifine topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly

Along with its needed effects, naftifine topical (the active ingredient contained in Naftin-MP) 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 naftifine topical:

Less common
  • Burning, stinging, itching, redness, or irritation of the skin
Incidence not known
  • Blistering or crusting of the skin
  • softening of the skin

Some side effects of naftifine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common Less common

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

Nervous system

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.

Some side effects of Naftin-MP may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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