Generic Name: Naftifine

  • What is Naftin?

    Naftin is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to treat fungal infections, such as tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris (Jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm). It is available in both a gel and a cream.

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

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

    Tell your doctor if you develop a skin irritation after applying Naftin.

  • Who should not take Naftin?

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

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Naftin. 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.


    Naftin Gel: Apply a sufficient amount of the gel to the affected and surrounding area(s) twice a day, in the morning and the evening.

    Naftin Cream: Apply a sufficient amount of the cream to the affected and surrounding area(s) once a day.

  • How should I take Naftin?

    Apply Naftin as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands after applying Naftin.

    Tell your doctor if you see no improvement after 4 weeks of treatment.

  • What should I avoid while taking Naftin?

    Do not use Naftin in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Naftin 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 Naftin?

    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, dryness, itching, local irritation, rash, redness, skin tenderness, stinging

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

    The effects of Naftin 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 Naftin?

    If you miss a dose of Naftin, 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 Naftin?

    Store at room temperature.