Drug ID: 2d00000074
Drug Name: Butenafine
Generic Names: Butenaskin | Butop (15 gm) | Butenaskin BM | Exebute S | Butop | Fintop | Exebute | Mentax
Category: Anti- Inflammatory Agents
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: Topical As 1% cream: For tinea pedis: Apply twice daily for 7 days.
For tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea versicolor: Apply once daily for 2 weeks.
Recommended In: This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for dermatological infections such as tinea versicolor (rashes on the trunk region of the body), athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch that prevent the growth of fungus.
Directions For Use: It comes as a cream to apply topically.
Storage: Store it at room temperature, and keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Cream
Side Effects: Local-Mild burning sensation at the site of application, severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.
In Case of Overdose: Overdosage of butenafine HCl in humans has not been reported to date.
Avoid If: Avoid occlusive dressings. Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes.
Affected areas should be thoroughly cleansed with soap and dried prior to application.
Hands should always be washed after applying cream. Do not use this in children less than 12 years.
Avoid the use of occlusive dressings unless otherwise directed by the physician.
Application to eye area.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine, corticosteroids such as prednisone).