|US Brand Name||Butop|
|Generic Name||Butenafine Hcl Cream|
What is Butenafine HCl?
Butenafine HCl is an antifungal antibiotic that is used against
infections caused by fungus. This medicine is primarily used in the treatment
of skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast
infections. This medicine is also used for the treatment of a skin condition
known as pityriasis (tenia versicolor), a fungal infection which results in
lightening or darkening of the skin, neck, chest, arms, or legs. Butenafine HCl
is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Mentax and Butop (made
Important Information about Butenafine HCl
Butenafine HCl antifungal medicine (Mentax, Butop) should not be
taken if you are allergic to it.
You must use this medicine for the entire prescribed period, even after all the symptoms have disappeared. The infection may still not be wiped out from your body. Not taking this medicine as prescribed can worsen your condition and cause an infection which is drug resistant.
It is not known whether Butenafine HCl can harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. It is also not known if Butenafine HCl can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.
Before taking Butenafine HCl
Before taking Butenafine HCl antifungal medicine (Mentax, Butop),
take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and
clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.
How should I use Butenafine HCl?
Use Butenafine HCl antifungal medication (Mentax, Butop)
strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions
on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you
to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is
over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in
them for detailed information on that particular medication.
Before and after applying the cream or lotion, wash your hands properly, unless you are using it to treat a hand infection. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of cream to the affected area. Do not take Butenafine HCl medication by mouth. Avoid covering the medicated area with dressing or bandages that don’t allow proper air circulation (occlusive dressings). Always store this medication in a cool and dry place.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Butenafine HCl, take it as soon as you
remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is
almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess
medication in your body which can be harmful.
What if I overdose?
An overdose of Butenafine HCl is unlikely. However, in case you
feel that you have taken an overdose of Butenafine HCl, get medical attention
or call the Doctor immediately.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Butenafine HCl
Follow your doctor’s advice on any food or activity restrictions
while taking Butenafine HCl. Do not take Butenafine HCl medication by mouth.
Avoid covering the medicated area with dressing or bandages that don’t allow
proper air circulation (occlusive dressings). Also avoid tight fitting clothes
or synthetic clothing. If you are using this medicine for jock itch in your
feet, wear clean cotton socks, sandals or shoes that allows proper air
circulation to the affected area
Butenafine HCl Side Effects
Some common side effects of Butenafine HCl are burning,
stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple like bumps, tenderness, or
flaking of the treated skin. If any of these side effects continue for long
time or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away.
Butenafine HCl rarely causes allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical attention if you get allergic reactions like hives, severe rash, breathing difficulty, dizziness, or breathing troubles.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Butenafine HCl. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Butenafine HCl Dosing Information
Butenafine HCl dosage may depend on a range of factors like age,
sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other
factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you
properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results.
Interaction with other drugs
Many other drugs can interact with Butenafine HCl. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related medical products. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.