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Your healthcare provider may recommend treatment with naftifine to help relieve symptoms caused by jock itch, ringworm, or athlete's foot. This prescription medicine comes as a cream or a gel, and works to treat these fungal infections by interfering with how the cell walls of the fungus form. Redness, dryness, and stinging are some of the possible side effects.
What Is Naftifine?Naftifine (Naftin®) is a prescription antifungal medication. It comes as a cream or gel and is approved to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, naftifine may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Burning and stinging
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you:
- Have any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Naftin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Naftin and Breastfeeding).