Tifin Cream

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Salve Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Tifin 1% w/w Cream

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20 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Tifin Cream

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Uses of Tifin Cream

Tifin Cream is used in the treatment of Fungal infections.
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Side effects of Tifin Cream

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Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.

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How to use Tifin Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Tifin Cream works

Tifin cream stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on Tifin Cream

Expert advice for Tifin Cream

Liver function tests are advisable during treatment with terbinafine especially for people with liver diseases.Consult your doctor before taking terbinafine if you have or had,
  • Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by thick, scaly, itchy, dry, red and sometimes painful patches on the skin).
  • Lupus erythematosus (a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs).
  • Liver disease, Kidney problems or any disease which may affect your kidneys, Depression, Alcohol abuse or dependence, Blood related problems including low hemoglobin or red blood cells (anemia).
Consult your doctor if: 
  • You notice any symptoms of abnormal liver function such as - Persistent urge to vomit (nausea), loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), dark color urine or pale stools.
  • You feel depressed or experience any signs of depression. 
  • You experience any signs of serious skin reactions such as blisters, peeling of skin, swelling of face lips, tongue, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • Experience taste disturbances including loss of taste.
  • Experience smell disturbances including loss of smell.
  • You are diagnosed with abnormal structure, function or quality of blood cells (blood dyscrasias).
  • Terbinafine creams/ointments are meant for external use only.
  • Do not use terbinafine creams/ointments on the face. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water. Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands before applying terbinafine cream.For better treatment results, keep the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes. Do not rub or scratch the skin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Tifin Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Tifin Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Tifin Cream is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limi
ted human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Tifin Cream may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Tifin Cream should be used with caution in patients with kid
ney disease. Dose adjustment of Tifin Cream may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Terbinafine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tifin 1% w/w Cream

Frequently asked questions for Terbinafine

Tifin is used for the treatment of ringworm (dermatophytosis) infection. It is also used for the treatment of fungal infections of the groin area, toe and finger nails (yellow, opaque and thickened nails) and the feet (athlete’s foot).
Tifin is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Tifin can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when Tifin are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Tifin is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails, and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal for tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discolored skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)
Tifin is not a steroid. Tifin belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Tifin is fungicidal (kills fungi) against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The activity versus yeasts is fungicidal or fungistatic (stops the growth of fungi) depending on the species.
Tifin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Tifin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs used for the treatment of many fungal infections.
Tifin is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs which are available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Tifin is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Tifin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with amoxicillin?
Tifin can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with metronidazole?
Tifin can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with prednisone?
Tifin can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with azithromycin?
Tifin can be taken with azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with phentermine?
Tifin can be taken with phentermine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with probiotics?
Tifin can be taken with probiotics. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tifin with metformin?
Tifin can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Yes, Tifin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.
Tifin exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use Tifin for the treatment of candida infections. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from candida infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Tifin has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Tifin.
Tifin can cause liver damage. Tifin can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking Tifin every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop Tifin and consult your doctor.
Tifin can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking Tifin.
Tifin does not contain acetaminophen. Tifin belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Tifin has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking Tifin.
Tifin is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Tifin is different from sulfa drugs.
Tifin has been reported to cause hair loss in some patients. However, it is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have excessive hair loss while taking Tifin.
Q. Does Tifin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with Tifin. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking Tifin.
Q. Does Tifin increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking Tifin.
Q. Does Tifin cause autism?
No, Tifin has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.
Q. Does Tifin cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Tifin has not shown to cause any increase in blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in blood sugar levels while taking Tifin.
Q. Does Tifin cause respiratory depression?
Tifin has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking Tifin.
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