Mentax (butenafine) is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Mentax is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Mentax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Mentax if you are allergic to butenafine or to other ingredients in the cream. To make sure Mentax is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- diabetes; or
- a condition called "porphyria" (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether butenafine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not use this medicine on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.
How should I use Mentax?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Mentax is usually applied once daily for 14 days. Apply the medicine in a thin layer and rub it in gently. Do not apply Mentax to broken skin.
Wash your hands after applying Mentax.
Do not use this medicine for longer than 4 weeks. An untreated fungal infection may get worse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of butenafine can be fatal.
What should I avoid while using Mentax?
Do not use other topical medications on the areas you treat with Mentax unless your doctor tells you to.
Mentax side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Mentax and call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe burning, stinging, or irritation where the medicine is applied; or
- signs of a severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common Mentax side effects may include:
- mild skin irritation; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Mentax?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied butenafine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all the medicines you use.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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