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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Butenafine (Overview)

Butenafine is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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What would be a stronger drug than butenafine?

What would be a stronger drug than butenafine?

Butenafine : is a topical antifungal, there are oral antifungals that may be necessary. But each antifungal cream is slightly different and treats only certain types of fungal infections ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
11 doctors shared insights

Butenafine (Overview)

Butenafine is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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Can butenafine hydrochloride be used vaginally?

Can butenafine hydrochloride be used vaginally?

No.: Butenafine (an antifungal cream) is designed for application on normal skin surfaces only. The package insert specifically says that it is "...Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.". ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. I knwo of know facts supporting one over the other. ...Read more

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Whats use of butenafine?

Whats use of butenafine?

Antifungal Treatment: Butenafine, an antifungal medication, is indicated for the treatment of Jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. Butenafine works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane. It essentially weakens the fungal cell membrane causing the fungus to disintegrate and undergo cell death. If properly used, butenafine is effective against the above fungal infections. ...Read more

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What would be a stronger drug than butenafine?

Butenafine : is a topical antifungal, there are oral antifungals that may be necessary. But each antifungal cream is slightly different and treats only certain types of fungal infections ...Read more

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Can butenafine hydrochloride be used vaginally?

No.: Butenafine (an antifungal cream) is designed for application on normal skin surfaces only. The package insert specifically says that it is "...Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use.". ...Read more

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Is butenafine and ketoconazole stronger for jock itch?

Is butenafine and ketoconazole stronger for jock itch?

Jock itch: both the meds you have listed will work fairly well for common jock itch. ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. I knwo of know facts supporting one over the other. ...Read more

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Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?

Balantitis: Aaron, that should not be too harsh. I would avoid getting inside the opening of the urethra. If it does not start working in 2-3 days, I would con side seeing my doctor for some oral medication. Make sure you keep things as clean and dry as you can. Also make sure your partner has been treated. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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