Butop (Butenafine HCL)
What is Butop (Butenafine HCL) used for?
Butop (Butenafine HCL) is a topical cream prescribed to treat fungal skin infections. It operates by destroying or slowing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This action makes it useful for treating athlete`s foot, jock itch, or ringworm. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Butop (Butenafine HCL)?
Butop (Butenafine HCL) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. One or two daily administrations is normally prescribed, but your individual directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area of skin being treated before each use, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess cream to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands after each administration to prevent the medicine from contacting the mucous membranes or other areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of Butop (Butenafine HCL)?
Butop (Butenafine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as intense burning sensations, breaking of the skin, formation of blisters, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Butop (Butenafine HCL) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Always inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Butop (Butenafine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Butop (Butenafine HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.