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(naftifine hydrochloride) Gel
NAFTIN Gel is a clear to yellow gel for topical use only. Each gram of NAFTIN Gel contains 20 mg of naftifine hydrochloride, a synthetic allylamine antifungal compound.
Chemically, naftifine HCl is (E)-N-Cinnamyl-N-methyl-1-napthalenemethylamine hydrochloride.
The molecular formula is C21H21N•HCl with a molecular weight of 323.86.
The structural formula of naftifine hydrochloride is:
NAFTIN Gel contains the following inactive ingredients: alcohol, benzyl alcohol, edentate disodium, hydroxyethyl cellulose, purified water, propylene glycol, polysorbate 20 and trolamine.
What are the possible side effects of naftifine topical (Naftin)?
Serious side effects of naftifine topical use are not expected. Stop using naftifine topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/27/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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