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Tolnaftate

INFORMATION

Uses

Tolnaftate is used in the treatment of skin infections and fungal infections.

How it works

Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Common side effects

Skin irritation

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue tolnaftate and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to tolnaftate, or to any of the other ingredients in tolnaftate.
  • Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting tolnaftate.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not go away.

Frequently asked questions

Tolnaftate

Q.Is tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor?
Yes, tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor

Q.Is tolnaftate a steroid?
No. It is an antifungal drug

Q.Is tolnaftate safe?
Tolnaftate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is tolnaftate better than clotrimazole?
Tolnaftate has been found to be better than clotrimazole in treating athlete's foot. Effect in other fungal skin infections is not known

Q.How does tolnaftate work?
Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)