Absorbine Athletes Foot

Name: Absorbine Athletes Foot

Absorbine Athletes Foot (tolnaftate topical) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using tolnaftate topical and call your doctor at once if you have skin irritation after applying this medicine.

Common side effects may include mild itching, dryness, or peeling of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Versicolor

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Corporis

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis

2 years or older: Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Precautions

The cream is not recommended for the treatment of nail or scalp infections.

Tolnaftate topical therapy should be discontinued if patient experiences irritation or sensitization.

If symptoms do not improve after 10 days of continuous use, a different therapy may be warranted.

Tolnaftate topical preparations should not come in contact with the eyes.

Inhalation of the powder aerosol should be avoided; it can be harmful or fatal.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age.

Tolnaftate topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of tolnaftate topical into human milk.

Tolnaftate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical tolnaftate has not been studied during breastfeeding and no data are available on the extent of its absorption after topical application. Because it is probably poorly absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant. Avoid application to the nipple area and ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated. Only water-miscible cream, gel or liquid products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1. Noti A, Grob K, Biedermann M et al. Exposure of babies to C(15)-C(45) mineral paraffins from human milk and breast salves. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2003;38:317-25. PMID: 14623482

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