What Are The Uses Of Tolnaftate?
Tolnaftate is used topically to treat most of the fungal infection of skin. Tolnaftate is more effective in jock itch (Tinea cruris infection of groin and armpit area) athlete's foot (Tinea Pedis infection of foot) and ringworm.
Tolnaftate is available in various topical dosage forms such as cream, powder and spray.
What Are The Side Effects Of Tolnaftate?
Commonly known and mild side effects of Tolnaftate are:
- Allergic reactions such as rash, swelling & itching of non-infected area of skin
- Swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat
- Difficulty in breathing and dryness or peeling of treated skin.
There are no severe side effects of Tolnaftate which would need immediate medical attention.
What Are The Contraindications Of Tolnaftate?
Tolnaftate is safe in pregnancy.
One should take advice from doctor before using Tolnaftate, if you are breast-feeding and if you are hypersensitive to Tolnaftate or any other drug.