Tolnaftate

Reviewed on 9/15/2021

Brand Name and Other Names: Tinactin, Aftate, Barielle Fungus Rx, Breezee Mist Antifungal Foot Powder, Lamisil AF Defense, Absorbine, Ting Antifungal

Generic Name: Tolnaftate

Drug Class: Antifungals, Topical

What Is Tolnaftate Used For and How Does it Work?

Tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is an antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Tolnaftate is available under the following different brand names: Tinactin, Aftate, Barielle Fungus Rx, Breezee Mist Antifungal Foot Powder, Lamisil AF Defense, Absorbine, and Ting Antifungal.

Dosages of Tolnaftate

Aerosol

  • 1%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Superficial Fungal Infections, Adult and Pediatric:

  • Apply to affected area twice daily
  • May treat for 2-3 weeks but 4-6 weeks of therapy may be needed if skin is hyperkeratotic

Other Indications and Uses

  • Indicated for Tinea pedis, cruris, corporis, and versicolor, however, may want to use selenium sulfide 2.5% or clotrimazole 1% for Tinea versicolor

SLIDESHOW

Fungal Skin Infections: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments See Slideshow

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tolnaftate?

Side effects of Tolnaftate include:

  • Sensitization
  • Mild irritation

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Tolnaftate?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Tolnaftate has no listed interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Tolnaftate?

Warnings

This medication contains tolnaftate. Do not take Tinactin, Aftate, Barielle Fungus Rx, Breezee Mist Antifungal Foot Powder, Lamisil AF Defense, Absorbine, or Ting Antifungal if you are allergic to tolnaftate or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • No information available

Effects of Drug Abuse

No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tolnaftate?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Tolnaftate?"

Cautions

  • No information available.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use tolnaftate with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done. The safety of tolnaftate in nursing infants is unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

References
Medscape. Tolnaftate.

https://reference.medscape.com/drug/tinactin-ting-tolnaftate-topical-343495#0

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