Bifonazole Cream Nail Fungus Skin Care Medicine , Skin Care
Product : Bifonazole Cream
Specification : 1%, 15g/tube
Standard : BP, USP
Packing : one tube/box
Bifonazole Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as
ringworm, athlete’s foot and fungal sweat rash.
The active substance in Bifonazole Cream is bifonazole. Bifonazole
belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an
antifungal agent which ﬁghts the cause of fungal skin infections.
How to Use Bifonazole Cream
Unless directed otherwise by your doctor, follow these directions
• Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the
end of the tube and press.
• Before applying the cream, the infected skin should be washed and
dried thoroughly, especially between the toes if the feet are
• The cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected
areas once daily, preferably at night before going to bed, and
rubbed in gently.
• Treatment should be continued for 2-3 weeks, depending on the
type of infection.
• If you have athlete’s foot, it may help to use an antifungal
dusting powder as well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend
The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should
improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as
redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms
persist, consult your doctor.
Bifonazole Cream is for external use only. Do not put the cream in
your mouth or swallow it.
If the cream is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight
away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your
nearest hospital. If you accidentally get cream in your eyes or
mouth, wash immediately with water and contact your doctor.
If you forget to use Bifonazole Cream: Apply the cream as soon as
possible and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual.
Important information about some of the ingredients:
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local
skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not use Bifonazole Cream if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch.
Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the
infection to spread further. Keep the affected skin areas clean.
Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive
rubbing. Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as
you could spread the infection to them. Always wash your hands
after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.
If you have athlete’s foot: Remember to dry the skin between the
toes thoroughly. Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly
in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores. Change your
footwear daily if possible.
Possible Side Effects :
Like all medicines, Bifonazole Cream can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some
people may be allergic to the cream. If you are allergic, a
reaction will occur soon after you start using it. If you
experience an allergic reaction, stop using Bifonazole Cream and
tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and
Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
• Swallowing or breathing problems.
• Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
• Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint.
After you apply the cream, you might experience the following
• Slight irritation or burning.
• Reddening of the skin.
If this is intolerable, stop treatment and see your doctor as soon
Bifonazole Cream may cause a local skin irritation which can be
very similar to the symptoms of the infection. If any of your
symptoms gets worse, stop treatment and see your doctor as soon as
possible. These symptoms may include:
• Burning, pain or itching.
If you experience any of the above effects or react badly to the
cream in any other way not listed in this leaﬂet, tell your doctor