Overview

Uses of Tinafin Gel
Tinafin Gel is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.
Tinafin Gel side effects
Common
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching
How to use Tinafin Gel
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 gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Tinafin Gel works
Tinafin Gel is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.
Tinafin Gel related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Tinafin Gel 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Tinafin Gel is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established
What if you miss a dose of Tinafin Gel?
If you miss a dose of Tinafin Gel, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Tinafin Gel
Tebif 1% Gel
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Terbikem Gel
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₹5.93/gm of Gel
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tinafin Gel to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

FAQs

Q. Does Tinafin treat ringworm?
Tinafin 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).
Q. Is Tinafin effective?
Tinafin is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Tinafin interfere with birth control?
Tinafin can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when Tinafin are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Tinafin treat tinea versicolor?
Tinafin 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)
Q. Is Tinafin a steroid?
Tinafin is not a steroid. Tinafin belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Is Tinafin fungicidal (kills fungi)?
Tinafin 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.
Q. Is Tinafin safe?
Tinafin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Tinafin an antibiotic?
Tinafin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs used for the treatment of many fungal infections.
Q. Is Tinafin available over the counter?
Tinafin 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.
Q. Is Tinafin dangerous?
Tinafin is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Tinafin with ibuprofen?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with amoxicillin?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with metronidazole?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with prednisone?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with azithromycin?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with phentermine?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with probiotics?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin with metformin?
Tinafin 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.
Q. Does Tinafin expire?
Yes, Tinafin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.
Q. Does Tinafin treat candida (yeast)?
Tinafin exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use Tinafin for the treatment of candida infections. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from candida infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Tinafin cause constipation?
Tinafin has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin cause liver damage?
Tinafin can cause liver damage. Tinafin can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking Tinafin every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop Tinafin and consult your doctor.
Q. Does Tinafin cause depression?
Tinafin can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Tinafin does not contain acetaminophen. Tinafin belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Does Tinafin cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep)?
Tinafin has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking Tinafin.
Q. Is Tinafin a sulfa drug?
Tinafin is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Tinafin is different from sulfa drugs.
Q. Does Tinafin cause hair loss?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with Tinafin. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin cause autism?
No, Tinafin has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.
Q. Does Tinafin cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Tinafin 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 Tinafin.
Q. Does Tinafin cause respiratory depression?
Tinafin has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking Tinafin.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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