Hifen 1 % Lotion 15 Ml
By HETERO HEALTHCARE LIMITED
15ml Lotion in Bottle
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Hifen Lotion is an external application medicine with Terbinafine as the active ingredient. It prevents the spread of fungal infection in various body parts like feet, nails, scalp, genitals, buttocks etc. This medicine works by halting the fungal cell wall formation. The use of this Lotion should be avoided during pregnancy, lactation and in children....
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Uses of Hifen 1 %
To treat various fungal infections in the foot (athlete's foot), nails (Cutaneous candidiasis), and scalp. It is also useful in infections like those around genital areas, inner thighs and buttock area (Jock itch), infections that form small discoloured patches on the skin (Tinea Versicolor), and ringworm and yeast infections....
Contraindications of Hifen 1 %
If you are allergic to the active ingredient Terbinafine or other inactive ingredients in the Lotion.
Side effects of Hifen 1 %
- Skin itching
- Skin peeling
- Discolouration of the skin
- Dry flaky skin
- Irritation, burning sensation and pain at the infected site
- If you experience any severe allergic reaction like difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the
- mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat (severe allergic reaction), severe itching of the skin, with a red rash or raised
- lumps, hives or blisters, It is recommended that you visit your doctor or nearest hospital immediately.
Precautions and Warnings of Hifen 1 %
Can I use Hifen Lotion during pregnancy?
The use of Hifen Lotion is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may cause undesirable effects on the developing foetus. Please consult your doctor before use.
Can I use Hifen Lotion while breastfeeding?
There is a possibility that the newborn may ingest the Lotion when applied to the mother's skin especially near the nipple area which may have dangerous effects on the newborn. Thus, exhibit caution while applying Lotion during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if after having applied Hifen Lotion?
This Lotion does not interfere with your ability to drive or operate heavy machines. So, you can drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Hifen Lotion?
The ingredients in this Lotion do not interact with alcohol. However, alcohol consumption might interfere with the healing process. Hence it is better to avoid consuming alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You accidentally get this Lotion in contact with your eyes.
- You experience allergic reactions.
Mode of Action of Hifen 1 %
How Does It Work?
The active ingredient in Hifen Lotion is Terbinafine which belongs to the class of anti-fungal agents, it stops the spread of infection by preventing the formation of fungal cell wall which ultimately leads to death of the fungus....
Directions for Use of Hifen 1 %
- Use this medicine as directed by your doctor.
- For external use only, apply it on the affected skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
- Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
- In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.
Interactions of Hifen 1 %
Interactions with other medicines
Since Hifen Lotion is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions....
Storage and disposal of Hifen 1 %
This medicine should be stored at room temperature and should not be kept in the refrigerator. It should be kept away from light, heat and children. The tube should be kept tightly closed.
Dosage of Hifen 1 %
As this Lotion is meant for external application cases of overdose is unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied extra quantities of it wipe out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed applying this Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Does Hifen Lotion cause skin discoloration?
A: Yes, discolouration of the skin is one of the known side effects of the Lotion. But the side effects may vary depending on your medical condition and history. Please consult your doctor before use.
Q: Can Hifen Lotion be used in children?
A: Hifen Lotion is not recommended in use in children below 12 years of age. Avoid self-medication. Please consult your doctor before use.
Q: Can I use Hifen Lotion on burns and wounds?
A: No, Hifen Lotion is an antifungal medication that is used to treat fungal infections.
Q: How long should I use Hifen Lotion for fungal infections of nails?
A: The Lotion should be applied in the dose and for the duration as recommended by the doctor. Avoid self-medication.
Q: What is an athlete's foot? Is it contagious?
A: It is a fungal infection caused to the feet region due to the moist conditions due to shoes and socks. Yes, it can spread to your body parts when you touch the hand on other surfaces after itching and scratching in the infected region.
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