Absorbine Jr Antifungal

1 What is Absorbine Jr Antifungal?

Brand: Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Aftate, Blis-To-Sol, Dermasept Antifungal, Fungi-Guard, Podactin, Q-Naftate, Tinactin, Tinaderm, Ting

Generic: Tolnaftate

Absorbine Jr Antifungal is an anti-fungal medication used for the treatment of several fungal infections.

It can be used alone or in combination with oral medications for better outcome. It is a non-prescription drug available in the form of cream, ointment, gel, spray, lotion, solution and powder.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Absorbine Jr Antifungal, the benefits of the treatment should be compared by the negative effects it is going to have on the body. For this purpose, detailed conversation between the doctor and the patient is necessary to have a good understanding of the drug, its effects and how to use it.

  • Detailed history of a patient is extremely important prior to any medical therapy and in this case, it is preferred that a drug be started after it. Allergies or any history of allergy to any drug, food, preservatives, dyes or animal products; history of drug usage, past medical or surgical procedure should also be kept in record to predict any drug interaction.
  • Physical examination should be done before starting this drug so that any physiological or pathological condition with which this drug may interfere may be ruled out.
  • Age specific assessment is necessary to maintain a safety profile. It should not be used in children below 2 years of age. In children above 2 years or elderly patients, there are no specific side effects as compared to young adults. It is also a much safer drug for use by pregnant and breastfeeding women due to its topical route.
  • Drug interactions may result due to use of multiple drugs at the same time. It is important for the doctor to inform the patient about all the possible effects of using additional drugs. The patient should not use any new drug before consulting the physician. Alcohol, tobacco and certain foods may also cause interactions harmful for the body.

3 Proper Usage

To use Absorbine Jr Antifungal properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

This medication is easily available as an over the counter drug. Wash the area and dry it before application of drug. It should be gently rubbed over the skin with infection after the appearance of symptoms. Do not overuse or miss any dose as indicated by your doctor or the label of the medication.

4 Precautions to Take

In using Absorbine Jr Antifungal, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Precautions are the tips to enhance the working of any therapy and to reduce its side effects.

There are several precautions to be observed while on therapy with this medication:

  • Do not apply the cream around the eyes or genitalia.
  • Use the cream as soon as possible after the appearance of symptoms for quick recovery.
  • Consult a doctor if condition does not improve in 4 weeks.
  • Prevent the recurrence of infection by applying the drug daily after bathing and drying it carefully.
  • Consult the doctor if any serious problem is suspected.
  • Storage of drug should be in a dry environment at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children.

5 Potential Side Effects

Absorbine Jr Antifungal is associated with fewer side effects in comparison to systemic drugs as it is applied topically. It is important for the patient to have detailed information about these problems and refer to the doctor if any effect is observed.

Mild stinging sensation and headache is a common problem with this drug. Other side effects are not very commonly observed.

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