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Butenafine Hcl Cream

Butenafine Hcl Cream

What is butenafine?

Butenafine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.

Butenafine topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections.

Butenafine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.


While the clinical significance of this difference is unknown, these data should be carefully considered before selecting the dosage regiment for patients at risk for the development of bacterial cellulitis of the lower extremity associated with interdigital cracking/fissuring).

Patients with tinea corporis or tinea cruris should apply Mentax® (butenafine) once daily for two weeks.

Sufficient Mentax® (butenafine) Cream should be applied to cover affected areas and immediately surrounding skin of patients with tinea versicolor, interdigital tinea pedis, tinea corporis, and tinea cruris. If a patient shows no clinical improvement after the treatment period, the diagnosis and therapy should be reviewed.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use butenafine topical if you are allergic to it.

It is not known whether butenafine topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether butenafine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Butenafine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.

How should I take butenafine topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Butenafine topical is for use only on the skin.

Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the medicine as directed.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Butenafine topical side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction:  difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In uncontrolled clinical trials, the most frequently reported adverse events in patients treated with Cream, 1%, were: contact dermatitis, erythema, irritation, and itching, each occurring in less than 2% of patients.

In provocative testing in over 200 subjects, there was no evidence of allergic contact sensitization for either the cream or the vehicle base for Cream, 1%.

Stop using butenafine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of treated skin.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild stinging, burning, or itching where the medicine was applied.