Font Size
A
A
A
1

Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Mentax

Generic Name: butenafine topical (Pronunciation: byoo TEN ah fine)

What is butenafine topical (Mentax)?

Butenafine topical is an antifungal medication. Butenafine topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Butenafine topical is used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

Butenafine topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of butenafine topical (Mentax)?

Serious side effects of butenafine topical use are not expected. Stop using butenafine topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about butenafine topical (Mentax)?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

From WebMD