Details About Generic Salt ::  Tolnafta

Main Medicine Class:: Topical,antifungal   

(tahl-NAFF-tate)
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Class: Topical/antifungal

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Distorts hyphae and inhibits mycelial growth in susceptible fungi.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment and prophylaxis of tinea pedia (athlete’s foot); treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch) or tinea corporis (ringworm) caused by specific fungi; treatment of onchomycosis, chronic scalp infections, palm and sole infections with kerion formation; treatment of tinea versicolor.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

ADULTS & CHILDREN: Topical Apply small amount of ointment, cream or powder or 1–3 gtt of solution to affected area bid for 2–3 wk (6 wk if skin is thickened); continue treatment to maintain remission. Reserve powder for mild infections.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Undetermined. Lactation: Undetermined. External use only: Avoid contact with eyes. Nail and scalp infections: Do not use drug except as adjunct to systemic treatment. Sensitization or irritation: Discontinue treatment if this occurs.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

DERM: Sensitization; mild irritation; pruritus; contact dermatitis; tinging.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Distorts hyphae and inhibits mycelial growth in susceptible fungi.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Monitor for sensitization, irritation, pruritus, rash, stinging.

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Cleanse skin with soap and water and dry thoroughly before applying.
  • Apply small quantities of ointment, cream, solution, spray liquid, gel as primary therapy.
  • Use powder or powder aerosol as adjunctive therapy or prophylaxis for athlete’s foot. Use as primary therapy only in very mild conditions.
  • Consult physician if no improvement after 10 days.
  • To prevent recurrence, continue treatment for 2 wk beyond disappearance of symptoms.
  • Store at room temperature. Avoid moisture and sunlight. Keep powders from getting wet or damp.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Tell patient to cleanse skin with soap and water and dry thoroughly before applying.
  • Emphasize to use only externally in small amounts massaged well into affected area and surrounding skin.
  • Instruct patient to wash hands before and after applying medication.
  • Tell patient to avoid contact with eyes.
  • Advise patient to wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes and to change shoes and socks at least daily.
  • Tell patient not to cover treated site with bandages unless ordered specifically by physician.
  • Instruct patient to notify physician if no apparent improvement after 10 days of treatment.
  • Emphasize that product should not be used on nail and scalp infections unless using in addition to internal medication prescribed by physician.
  • Tell patient to store at room temperature and not in bathroom (specially powders).
  • Instruct patient to report these symptoms to physician: persistent or severe irritation, itching, rash, stinging.

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