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Bifonazole

Molecule Description

Bifonazole is an antifungal medicine.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dietary Restrictions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Bifonazole

Skin mycosis caused by dermatophytes, yeast moulds and other fungi.
contraindications

Contraindications of Bifonazole

When should one not use Bifonazole

  • Do not take if you are allergic to bifonazole or any ingredient of this medicine
  • Do not take this medicine for nappy rash in children
  • Do not take this medicine for certain nail and scalp infections
  • Do not take this medicine for vaginal infections
sideEffects

Side effects of Bifonazole

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Rash
  • Swallowing or breathing problems
  • Redness of the skin
  • Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
  • Nausea
  • Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Bifonazole

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Bifonazole during pregnancy?
A:
It is probably unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy. It should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by the doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Bifonazole while breastfeeding?
A:
It is probably unsafe to use this medicine during breast-feeding. It should be avoided unless specified by the doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Bifonazole?
A:
It is considered safe to drive when using this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Bifonazole?
A:
No data found about interactions with alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are unsure whether you have athlete's foot
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to any antifungal product
  • Before surgery regarding all the products you use (including prescription medicines, non-
  • prescription medicines, and herbal products)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Bifonazole

How Does It Work?

Bifonazole works by stopping the growth of fungi and yeasts by damaging their cell membrane which is the protective covering.
interactions

Interactions of Bifonazole

Interactions with other medicines

  • Interaction with other medicines:
  • Warfarin

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of bifonazole when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Bifonazole

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking bifonazole, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dosage

Dosage of Bifonazole

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of bifonazole contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

Do not take a double dose if you have missed the dose, take the next dose as soon as you remember.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bifonazole?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical history. Also notify your doctor about all prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations that you may be taking, before starting this medication. Tell your doctor if you have allergy to any medicine.

Q: What other precautions should I take while taking this medicine?

A: Keep the affected area dry as humidity enhances fungal growth. Do not swallow the cream. Seek immediate medical attention if swallowed.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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