Athlete's Foot Cream

Name: Athlete's Foot Cream

What is the most important information I should know about Athlete's Foot Cream (terbinafine topical)?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Athlete's Foot Cream (terbinafine topical)?

You should not use terbinafine topical if you are allergic to it.

This medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether terbinafine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Terbinafine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

For the Consumer

Applies to terbinafine topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical solution, topical spray

Along with its needed effects, terbinafine topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking terbinafine topical:

Rare
  • Dryness
  • redness
  • itching
  • burning
  • peeling
  • rash
  • stinging
  • tingling
  • or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to terbinafine topical: topical cream, topical gel, topical solution, topical spray

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included burning or irritation (1.3%), itching (1.1%), skin exfoliation (1%), and erythematous rash (0.9%).[Ref]

General

Therapy was discontinued in clinical trials by 0.2% of patients treated with terbinafine solution and 0.6% of patients treated with placebo.[Ref]

Some side effects of terbinafine topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Other Comments

Therapy should be continued for approximately 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Terbinafine Identification

Substance Name

Terbinafine

CAS Registry Number

91161-71-6

Drug Class

Antifungal Agents

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