|Trade names||Naftin, Exoderil, others|
|Main uses||Athlete's foot, joke itch, ring worm|
|Side effects||Irritation, redness, itching, burning, allergic reaction|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||287.406 g·mol−1|
Naftifine sold under the brand name Naftin among others, is an antifungal medication used to treat athlete's foot, joke itch, and ring worm. While it has some benefit against candidiasis other medications are better. It is applied to the skin as a cream or gel.
Side effects occur in less than 5% of people. These may include irritation, redness, itching, burning, and allergic reaction. There is no evidence of harm in pregnancy, though such use is not well studied. It is similar to terbinafine and is believed to work by blocking sterol biosynthesis.
Mechanism of action
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