Topical antifungals are used to treat fungal skin and nail infections. These medications work by preventing the fungal cells from growing. They may contain ingredients such as Miconazole, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, Terbinafine, Econazole and Amorolfine. They may come in many different brands and dosage forms such as cream, gel, lotion, powders, nail lacquers, solutions and spray.
Some products may also include hydrocortisone, a steroid, in combination with the antifungal to reduce the swelling and itch caused by the fungal infection.
Mild stinging, itching and redness may occur at the affected area.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Do check with your health care professional if other topical medications can be applied together with this medication.
If you forget to apply a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. Then apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Discard this medication within a year after opening unless stated otherwise by the manufacturer.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.
Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include: