Mentax

Generic Name: Butenafine

  • What is Mentax?

    Mentax is a topical cream (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat fungal infections, such as tinea versicolor (long-term fungal infection of the skin).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Mentax?

    Mentax is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

    Tell your doctor if you have an increase in skin irritation, redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing at the area where you have applied Mentax.

  • Who should not take Mentax?

    Do not use Mentax if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Mentax?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Mentax. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply the cream to the affected and surrounding area(s) once a day for two weeks.

  • How should I take Mentax?

    Apply Mentax as prescribed by your doctor. Dry the affected areas before applying Mentax. Wash your hands after applying the medication.

    Tell your doctor if your infection gets worse or does not improve after the end of the treatment period.

  • What should I avoid while taking Mentax?

    Do not use Mentax in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

    Do not wrap or cover the affected areas after applying Mentax.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Mentax?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Mentax at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Mentax?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning, inflammation of the skin, itching, redness, skin irritation, stinging, worsening infection

  • Can I receive Mentax if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Mentax during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Mentax?

    If you miss a dose of Mentax, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Mentax?

    Store at room temperature.