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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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What is the definition or description of: Mentax allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mentax allergy?

Mentax allergy: Mentax (Butenafine) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/mentax-drug.htm ...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

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What is mentax (butenafine)? Does it work for yeast infections on the skin?

What is mentax (butenafine)? Does it work for yeast infections on the skin?

Butenafine HCl: Butenafine hydrochloride is a synthetic antifungal, marketed under the trade name mentax. It is also the main ingredient in the otc medicine lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. It has been used to treat yeast infections of the skin and like most topical anti-fungals it is safe to try. ...Read more

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Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch ,whats the difference in kind of fungi?

Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch ,whats the difference in kind of fungi?

Most likely: The antifungal that you have is effective for fungal skin disease Tx. In the groin area you may have yeast or fungus or a mixed infection and the Butenafine may or may not be effective but should do no harm for limited use (2-4 weeks) ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole for recurring vaginal yeast infections?

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. ...Read more

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Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Both are effective: Both products are antifungals. Though chemically different, they are both FDA approved and prescribed to treat "jock itch" and "athlete's foot". ...Read more

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What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine?it is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine?it is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

Rash and cream: I have not found one better than another. Some patients tolerate one better than another. Please do not combine. Could cause you and unwanted reaction. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mentax (Definition)

Mentax is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more