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Brand Names: Absorbine Athletes Foot, Absorbine Jr. Antifungal, Aftate For Athletes Foot, Blis-To-Sol, Desenex Spray, Fungatin, Fungi-Guard, Genaspor, Hongos, NP 27, Podactin, T-Athlete, Tinactin, Tinaspore, Ting

Generic Name: tolnaftate topical (Pronunciation: toll NAF tate)

What is tolnaftate topical (Absorbine Athletes Foot, Absorbine Jr. Antifungal, Aftate For Athletes Foot, Blis-To-Sol, Desenex Spray, Fungatin, Fungi-Guard, Genaspor, Hongos, NP 27, Podactin, T-Athlete, Tinactin, Tinaspore, Ting)?

Tolnaftate topical is an antifungal medication. Tolnaftate topical prevents fungus from growing on the skin.

Tolnaftate topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections. Tolnaftate is also used, along with other antifungals, to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. The powder and powder aerosol may be used to prevent athlete's foot.

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

What are the possible side effects of tolnaftate topical?

Serious side effects of tolnaftate topical use are not expected to occur. Stop using tolnaftate topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, 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 tolnaftate topical?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package 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 the eyes, nose, or mouth.



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