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Antifungal (Topical)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Topical Mycoban, Daktarin, Canestan, Loceryl, Lamisil, Candazole Adult, Children

Antifungal (Topical) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Antifungal (Topical) be used?

  • ​Most of the topical medications should be applied twice a day to the affected area (please confirm the instructions with your healthcare professional as some products may have different frequency of application). Apply to the area surrounding the infected area as well.
  • Continue applying for at least one more week after symptoms resolve to ensure the fungus is completely eradicated
  • Do not stop applying your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. Stopping too soon may cause the infection to come back
  • If you are applying another cream, lotion, gel or ointment onto the affected area, wait at least 15min before applying them
  • Antifungal nail lacquers are applied once or twice weekly. Please refer to the product leaflet provided by the manufacturer for the usage instructions.
  • Antifungal shampoos/solutions should be applied on the affected area for 3-5min to ensure sufficient contact time before rinsing it off with water. They are applied either once a day, or two to three times a week depending on the condition. Please consult your healthcare professional for further instructions.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​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.

What should I do if I overdose?

Antifungal (Topical) - Additional Information

​Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:

  • Skin is blistered, broken, bleeding or raw
  • Signs of fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes
  • Fungal infection symptoms appear in the mouth or around or on the reproductive organs
  • For nail fungus, if more than half your nail is affected, or the infection reaches the half moon of the nail
  • Fungal infection symptoms do not improve 2 weeks after treatment (for fungal skin infection)
  • Fungal infection symptoms keep coming back after going away
  • Fungal infection symptoms worsen with or without treatment
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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