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Naftin Gel

Naftin Gel Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Naftin (naftifine) Gel, 1% is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections. It is a topical (for the skin) antifungal medication. Common side effects include burning, stinging, irritation, redness, dry skin, or itching at application site.

A sufficient quantity of Naftin 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. Naftin Gel may interact with other skin medications. Avoid using other topicals at the same time unless your doctor approves. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you are taking. During pregnancy, Naftin Gel should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Naftin (naftifine) Gel Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Naftin Gel in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Naftin Gel (Naftifine) »

What is Prescribing information?

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Naftin Gel FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


During clinical trials with Naftin® (naftifine) Gel, 1%, the incidence of adverse reactions was as follows: burning/stinging (5.0%), itching (1.0%), erythema (0.5%), rash (0.5%), skin tenderness (0.5%).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Naftin Gel (Naftifine) »


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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