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Naftin is an antifungal medication that helps clear up fungal infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch. Naftifine is the generic form of this medication. It works by killing the fungus and stopping it from growing.
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About Naftin (Naftifine)
How does it work?
This fungal infection treatment stops fungus from growing and kills off fungus on the skin. It usually takes between 2-4 weeks to completely clear the infection.
What does it treat?
This antifungal medication is used to treat skin infections caused by fungus. It is most commonly used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. It can also be used to treat some yeast infections, like candidiasis.
What forms does it come in?
This treatment comes in two main forms: a cream and a gel. Both forms are used on the skin to treat fungal infections and help relieve symptoms like itching and discomfort.
Naftin vs. Naftifine
Naftin and Naftifine are actually the same thing! Naftin is just a brand name for the medicine, while Naftifine is the generic name. They both work in the same way to treat fungal skin infections, so you can choose the one that's more affordable or available to you.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a fungal infections prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Naftifine 2 % Topical Gel (45 gram tube) start at $124.99.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Naftifine 2 % Topical Gel (45 gram tube)*
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Naftin (Naftifine) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Naftin (Naftifine)?
- Treats fungal skin infections
- Kills fungus
- Relieves itching and discomfort
- Easy to apply
- Works quickly
Who should not use this medication?
- People who are allergic to its ingredients
Let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, or if you're pregnant or nursing. Also, only use this medicine on the skin – don’t use it on the eyes, mouth or vagina.
How do I use this medication?
This medicine is applied over the infected skin once or twice a day according to your medical provider’s instructions. Make sure you wash your hands before and after using it so you don’t spread the infection.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you forget a dose, just use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
What happens if I use too much?
Using too much of this medicine can cause skin irritation, redness or burning. Stick to the prescribed amount to avoid problems.
If you’ve taken too much of this medicine, call your licensed provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Naftin (Naftifine) online?
You can get a convenient online prescription for fungal infection treatments with Dr. B. After filling out a short health questionnaire, a licensed medical provider will review your symptoms and health history. If they think a prescription fungal treatment will help, they will send it to your preferred pharmacy.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Naftin has a low risk of side effects. If side effects do happen, they’re usually mild. The most common side effects are:
- Burning or stinging
If you experience severe side effects such as an allergic reaction (e.g., hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat), crusting of the skin, signs of liver damage—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.