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P - Contraindicated in pregnancy

Butenafine hydrochloride is a synthetic benzylamine antifungal, marketed under the trade names Mentax, Butop (India) and is the active ingredient in Schering-Plough's Lotrimin Ultra. It is structurally related to synthetic allylamine antifungals such as terbinafine.



Butenafine, a benzylamine antifungal, inhibits the enzyme squalene monooxygenase thus decreasing sterol biosynthesis.

Butenafine Indications / Butenafine Uses

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Butenafine Adverse Reactions / Butenafine Side Effects

Mild burning sensation at the site of application


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Special Precautions

Avoid occlusive dressings. Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes. Affected areas should be thoroughly cleansed with soap and dried prior to application. Hands should always be washed after applying cream. Child <12 yr.

Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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Skin fungal infections
Adult: Apply 1% cream on affected area. Tinea pedis: Apply bid for 7 days. Tinea corporis and tinea cruris: Once daily for 2 wk. Tinea versicolor: Once daily for 2 wk.


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List of Contraindications

Butenafine and Pregnancy

Category B

Butenafine and Lactation

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Butenafine and Children

Safety and efficacy in children younger than 12 yr of age not established

Butenafine and Geriatic

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Butenafine and Other Contraindications

Application to eye area


Store at 5-30°C

Lab interference

Store at 5-30°C

Butenafine brands in India:

Butop Fintop

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