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Naftin® (naftifine) Gel, 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corporis caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton tonsurans* and Epidermophyton floccosum.*
*Efficacy for this organism in this organ system was studied in fewer than 10 infections.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A sufficient quantity of Naftin® (naftifine) Gel, 1% should be gently massaged into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day in the morning and evening. The hands should be washed after application. If no clinical improvement is seen after four weeks of treatment with Naftin® (naftifine) Gel, 1%, the patient should be re-evaluated.
Naftin® (naftifine hydrochloride) 1% Gel is supplied in collapsible tubes in the following sizes:
20g - NDC 0259-4770-20
40g - NDC 0259-4770-40
60g - NDC 0259-4770-60
Note: Store at room temperature.
Manufactured for: Merz Pharmaceuticals, Greensboro, NC 27410. Rev 4/04. FDA rev date: 9/26/2007
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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