Tinactin Cream (Tolnaftate - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Tinactin Cream

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Description

Indications

Tolnaftate serves as a remedy for various skin infections like athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. This antifungal agent operates by inhibiting the proliferation of fungi. Certain formulations of tolnaftate can be employed as a preventive measure against the recurrence of athlete’s foot.

Uses and Dosage

Apply this medication exclusively to the skin. Prior to application, ensure the area to be treated is clean and thoroughly dry. Typically, administer this medication to the affected skin twice daily, adhering to the instructions provided on the product packaging or by your healthcare provider. The prescribed dosage and duration of treatment hinge on the specific type of infection you are addressing.

Certain forms of tolnaftate, such as powder formulations, may require shaking before use. Review your product’s packaging to ascertain if shaking is necessary. Apply a sufficient amount of the medication to cover the afflicted area and extend slightly onto the surrounding skin.

Following application, remember to wash your hands. Avoid wrapping, covering, or bandaging the area unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

Do not use this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

To maximize its effectiveness, utilize this medication consistently at the same times each day. Continue using it until you have completed the full prescribed course, even if your symptoms vanish after initiating tolnaftate treatment. Discontinuing the medication prematurely may allow the fungus to persist and potentially lead to a recurrence of the infection.

If your condition persists beyond 2 weeks of treatment for jock itch, 4 weeks of treatment for athlete’s foot or ringworm, or if your condition worsens at any point, inform your healthcare provider.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • skin irritation

Caution

Prior to using tolnaftate, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any allergies you may have, including any specific sensitivity to this medication or any other known allergies. This product might contain inactive components that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before commencing this treatment, disclose your medical history to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Use this medication during pregnancy only if it is unquestionably necessary, and be sure to have a discussion with your doctor regarding the potential risks and benefits.

It is unclear whether this medication passes into breast milk. Before breastfeeding, seek guidance from your doctor.

Form and Strength

Tinactin Cream is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Tinactin Cream cream:

    • 1%

FAQ

Can you use Tinactin Cream for toenail fungus?

No, Tinactin Cream shouldn’t be used to treat toenail fungus because it’s only meant to help with treating fungal infections on the skin.

How long does Tinactin Cream take to work?

The length of time it takes for Tinactin Cream to work can differ depending on the type of fungal infection you have. Typically, you’ll need to apply tolnaftate regularly for a month to treat athlete’s foot or ringworm, and for 2 weeks to treat jock itch.

Resources

  1. https://www.goodrx.com/tinactin/what-is#faqs
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/tolnaftate-topical-route/side-effects/drg-20068886?p=1
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-9546/tinactin-topical/details
  4. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682617.html
  5. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/tinactin.html

Additional information

Generic name:

Tolnaftate – non Rx

Formulation:

Cream

Strength(s):

1%

Quantities Available:

15g, 30g

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