Proper Use

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It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.

This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

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

To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Since fungus or yeast infections may be very slow to clear up, you may have to continue using this medicine every day for several weeks or more. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses.

Dosing

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 interdigital tinea pedis:
      • Adults and children 12 to 17 years of age—Apply to the affected area(s) and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 2 weeks.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea corporis:
      • Adults and children 2 to 17 years of age—Apply to the affected area(s) and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 1 week.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea cruris:
      • Adults and children 12 to 17 years of age—Apply to the affected area(s) and about 1 inch of the immediate surrounding area(s) once a day for 1 week.
      • 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.

Storage

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.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.