Drug Index


Mechanism :

Butenafine is a member of the class of antifungal compounds known as benzylamines which are structurally related to the allylamines.

Indication :

  • Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to M. furfur (formerly P. orbiculare)
  • Interdigital tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
  • Tinea corporis (ringworm) and tinea cruris (jock itch) due to E. floccosum, T. mentagrophytes, T. rubrum, and T. tonsurans.

Contraindications :

Contraindicated in individuals who have known or suspected sensitivity to butenafine or any of its components.

Dosing :

Topical 1% cream
<12 years: Safety and efficacy has not been established.
>12 years: Dosage is same as adults
Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor:
Apply once daily for 2 weeks.
Interdigital tinea pedis:
Apply twice daily for 7 days OR once daily for 4 weeks (Not to exceed 4 weeks).
Tinea corporis or tinea cruris:
Apply once/twice daily for at least 1 week.

Adverse Effect :

Burning/stinging, erythema, irritation, itching.

Interaction :

No significant interactions have been documented.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
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