Brand Names : Naftin
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For topical naftifine,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to naftifine. Also tell your health care professional if
you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - Topical naftifine has not been studied in pregnant
women. However, naftifine, when given by mouth, has not been shown to cause
birth defects or other problems in animal studies.
Breast-feeding - Topical naftifine is absorbed into the body. However,
it is not known whether naftifine passes into the breast milk. In addition,
this medicine has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. Mothers
who are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this
with their doctor.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of naftifine
in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of naftifine in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter