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tolnaftate topical (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tolnaftate topical?

Do not use tolnaftate topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

It is not known whether tolnaftate topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use tolnaftate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether tolnaftate topical passes into breast milk. Do not use tolnaftate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use tolnaftate topical?

Use tolnaftate topical exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the gel, cream, lotion, spray, or powder twice daily as directed for 2 to 6 weeks.

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.

If the infection does not clear up in 10 days or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

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

Store tolnaftate topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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.

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