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Naftifine Generic Substitute

Adults who have athlete's foot, ringworm, or jock itch may consider trying naftifine (Naftin®). This prescription antifungal medication works to relieve symptoms of these conditions by interfering with how the cells of the fungus are formed. Although naftifine is a generic name for Naftin, it is simply the active ingredient in the brand-name drug and not a generic substitute. No generic versions of naftifine are available at this time.
 
It is not exactly clear as to why no generic versions of this drug are available. There may still be certain exclusivity rights that prevent companies from making a generic version of the drug. It may also not be profitable to make a generic naftifine product, as there may not be a high enough demand for this particular medication.
 
(Click Generic Naftin for more information on whether a generic version of this drug might become available in the future. This article also takes a closer look at the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.)
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