Naftin Warnings and Precautions

Before starting treatment with Naftin, your healthcare provider will need to know if you have any allergies or other medical problems. Safety precautions associated with Naftin also include warnings for women who are pregnant or nursing. In addition, do not cover the medicine with a bandage or dressing, as it may increase the risk for side effects.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Naftin® (naftifine) if you:
  • Have any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Naftin

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medicine include the following:
  • Naftin is for skin use only. Do not swallow it, and be sure to keep it away from the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Don't cover the treated area with a bandage or dressing, unless your healthcare provider suggests you do so. Doing this could increase the risk for side effects.
  • It is unknown if Naftin passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider, or your child's healthcare provider, before using this product (see Naftin and Breastfeeding).
  • Naftin is a pregnancy Category B medication, which means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Naftin and Pregnancy for more information).
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