What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Naftin (Naftifine)

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Naftin (Naftifine)

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2% Cream
1% Gel

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Naftin Gel, 1% is a topical antifungal for the treatment of tinea pedis (fungal foot infection), tinea cruris (fungal infection of the groin), and tinea corporis (fungal infection of the face, trunk, or extremities). 

    The generic name for Naftin Gel, 1% is Naftifine hydrochloride gel.

    Directions

    Once you are prescribed and buy Naftin Gel, 1%, then apply to the affected area and surrounding skin twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Wash your hands after applying the gel. Call your doctor if you do not notice improvement after 4 weeks of treatment.

    Ingredients

    Naftin Gel, 1% contains the active ingredient, Naftifine hydrochloride 1%.

    Contraindications

    Do not use Naftin Gel, 1% if you are allergic to Naftifine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients or excipients contained in Naftin Gel, 1%.

    Cautions

    Naftin Gel, 1% is for use on the skin only. Keep Naftin Gel, 1% away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Do not use occlusive dressings or wrappings unless your doctor tells you to do so.

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The benefits versus the risks must be evaluated.

    Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Caution should be used.

    Safety and effectiveness is not known in pediatric patients.

    Side Effects

    Although Naftin Gel, 1% is a topical medication, Naftin Gel, 1% side effects include:

    • Burning or stinging
    • Itching
    • Redness
    • Rash
    • Tenderness of the skin

    Tell your doctor right away if you experience side effects or your side effects worsen or become bothersome.

    With a valid prescription for Naftin Gel, 1%, you can buy it at a competitive price online at Canada Pharmacy.

    References:

    1. Naftin Gel, 1% Prescribing Information. Roswell, Georgia: Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2018.
    2. Fungus Infections. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD). Accessed December 9, 2021?.
    3. Naftifine (Naftin). GoodRx. Accessed December 9, 2021.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 10129

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