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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. Katharine Cox
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Mentax (Definition)

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


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What's use of butenafine?

What's 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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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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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?

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,what's the difference in kind of fungi?

Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch,what's 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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Butenafine (Definition)

Butenafine is a barbiturate which is a kind of ...Read more