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Naftin (Naftifine)


Naftin (Naftifine)

Prescription Required

1% Gel 40g
2% Cream 45g

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Generic Equivalent - Naftin (Naftifine)

Prescription Required

1% Cream 30g

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  • Product Details


    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.

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    Elimination half-life

    2 to 3 days

    Dosage (Strength)

    2% Cream, 1% Gel


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    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.


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


    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%.


    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.


    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Naftin

    What is Naftin used for?

    Naftin is a topical antifungal medication used to treat common fungal skin infections like athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.

    How do I use Naftin?

    Apply a thin layer of the cream or gel to the affected area and surrounding skin once daily (cream) or twice daily (gel), for 2-4 weeks. Always follow your doctor's instructions.

    What are the side effects of Naftin?

    Mild side effects like burning, stinging, itching, and redness are common. More serious side effects are rare.

    Can I use Naftin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Talk to your doctor before using Naftin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Is Naftin available over-the-counter?

    No, Naftin is a prescription medication.

    How long does it take for Naftin to work?

    You may start to see improvement within a week, but full effect may take 2-4 weeks.

    What should I do if I miss a dose?

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose. Do not apply double doses.

    Can I use Naftin with other medications?

    Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking before using Naftin, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements.

    What should I avoid while using Naftin?

    Avoid applying Naftin to broken skin, eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

    How should I store Naftin?

    Store Naftin at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Discard unused medication after the expiration date.

    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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