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27 September 2013

Bifonazole

Fungal and/or yeast infections are common on the skin and mucous membranes. Bifonazole is a medication used to treat such infections.

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Bifonazole is the active ingredient of Mycospor cream (Nappi code: 745251-005), Mycospor spray solution (Nappi code: 745294-006) and Mycospor spray solution (Nappi code: 793957-001).

General information

Fungal and/or yeast infections are common on the skin and mucous membranes. Bifonazole is a medication used to treat such infections. These infections include ringworm and athlete's foot.

Systemic side-effects of bifonazole are minimal, but local irritation may occur if it is applied to broken skin.

Do not stop treatment with this medication prematurely. Continue using it for at least two weeks after apparent cure.

How does bifonazole work?

Bifonazole interferes with the formation of cell walls/membranes of species sensitive to the medication, thereby either inhibiting growth or killing the organism.

Fast facts

Drug schedule: schedule 1

Available as: bifonazole is available as cream and spray solution.

What does it do? Bifonazole is an anti-fungal drug.

Overdose risk: low

Dependence risk: low

Is bifonazole available as a generic? no

Is bifonazole available on prescription only? no

User information

Stopping this medicine: complete the full course as prescribed or recommended even if symptoms disappear before completion. Symptoms may recur with premature discontinuation.

Prolonged use: no problems are expected.

Special precautions

Consult your doctor before using this drug if:

  • you are allergic to other anti-fungal creams/sprays

Pregnancy: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your baby. Consult your doctor before using this drug, or if you are planning to fall pregnant.

Breastfeeding: Aavoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your baby. Consult your doctor before use.

Porphyria: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your condition. Consult your doctor before use.

Possible side effects

 

Side effects Frequency   Consult your doctor  
  Common Rare Only if severe In all cases
skin irritation x   x  
local burning and itching x   x  
skin peeling   x x  

 

Interactions

Drug interactions

No significant drug interactions are known.

Overdose action

A small overdose is no cause for concern. In case of intentional large overdose, seek emergency medical attention.

Recommended dosage

Apply once daily to the affected area.

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This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for informational purposes only.

               Please consult a physician for specific treatment and recommendations.

 

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