Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Apply enough butenafine to cover the affected skin and surrounding areas, and rub in gently.

After applying butenafine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.

Keep this medicine away from the eyes and mucous membranes such as the inside of the nose, mouth, or vagina.

Do not bandage or apply an occlusive dressing (airtight covering such as kitchen plastic wrap) over this medicine unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

To help clear up your skin infection completely, keep using butenafine for the full time of treatment. It may sometimes take quite a while for a fungus infection to be cured. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms will return.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (cream):
    • For fungus infections:
      • Adults and teenagers—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin once or twice a day, as ordered by your doctor.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.