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About BIFONAZOLE

BIFONAZOLE belongs to the class of antifungal primarily used to treat fungal infections. An infection occurs when a fungus invades and affects the tissue on the skin. Fungi can live in the air, soil, water and plants. Symptoms of a fungal infection include skin rash, irritation, redness, and scaling of the skin.

BIFONAZOLE contains 'bifonazole', which belongs to the imidazole antifungal group that kills fungi by causing holes in their cell membrane, thereby leaking all content. Thus BIFONAZOLE improves your skin infection.

Use this BIFONAZOLE as advised by the doctor. Common side effects of BIFONAZOLE skin rash, scaling, redness of the skin, and dry skin. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor. 

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to BIFONAZOLE. It is essential to tell your doctor if you use any other azole antifungal before using BIFONAZOLE, otherwise, using another antifungal may lead to overdose and toxicity. Let your doctor know if you have liver diseases, kidney diseases, heart diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus. BIFONAZOLE and mineral oil additive in BIFONAZOLE may weaken rubber product's activities of contraceptive devices, latex condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps. BIFONAZOLE should not be used in the eye. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use BIFONAZOLE with proper consultation and caution.

Uses of BIFONAZOLE

Fungal infections

Medicinal Benefits

BIFONAZOLE contains 'bifonazole' which belongs to the imidazole antifungal group primarily used to treat fungal infections. BIFONAZOLE kills fungi by causing holes in its cell membrane, thereby leaking all content out. Thus BIFONAZOLE improves your skin infection. BIFONAZOLE used in the treatment of fungal infections like oral thrush, fungal infections of the skin such as jock itch, Athlete's foot.

Directions for Use

Apply BIFONAZOLE onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by the infection. Apply it once or twice a day or as suggested by your doctor. Do not use BIFONAZOLE on the face and avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and nose. Do not put a bandage or a dressing on the affected area while using BIFONAZOLE unless advised by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of BIFONAZOLE

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Skin rash

  • Redness of skin

  • Dry skin

  • Vaginal infection

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to BIFONAZOLE. It is essential to tell your doctor if you use any other azole antifungal before using BIFONAZOLE, otherwise, using another antifungal may lead to overdose and toxicity. Let your doctor know if you have liver diseases, kidney diseases, heart diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus. BIFONAZOLE and mineral oil additive in BIFONAZOLE may weaken rubber products activities of contraceptive devices, latex condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use BIFONAZOLE with proper consultation and caution. Do not use BIFONAZOLE on the face and avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and throat. Rinse it thoroughly with water if you get the cream in these areas. Do not put a bandage or a dressing on the affected area while using BIFONAZOLE unless advised by the doctor. Always wash hands before and after the application of BIFONAZOLE.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are taking anticoagulant ( warfarin).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have liver diseases, kidney diseases, human immunodeficiency virus infection before using BIFONAZOLE. 

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • WARFARIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      BIFONAZOLE should be taken as advised by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      BIFONAZOLE is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      BIFONAZOLE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using/taking this medicine.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe

      BIFONAZOLE does not cause side effects. So it is safe to use in driving.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking BIFONAZOLE.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before taking BIFONAZOLE.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Inform your doctor before taking BIFONAZOLE, because the doctor may discuss risks and benefits of BIFONAZOLE used in children.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Use mild soap while taking baths and prefer warm baths.
    • Avoid harsh products on your skin.
    • Do not scratch or pick your skin to avoid getting the affected area infected.
    • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

    Special Advise

    • BIFONAZOLE may cause a local skin irritation which may have similar symptoms of the infection. If any of your symptoms gets worse, stop treatment and see your doctor as soon as possible.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Fungal infection: A fungal infection (also called mycosis) is a skin disease caused by a fungus when it invades the tissue. 

    Tinea pedis or Athlete's foot: It is a fungal infection between the toes due to sweating.

    Tinea cruris or Jock itch: A fungal infection in the skin of the genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks.

    Tinea Versicolor:  The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches.

     

    FAQs

    How does BIFONAZOLE work?

    BIFONAZOLE contains 'bifonazole' which belongs to the imidazole antifungal group that kills fungi by causing holes in its cell membrane, thereby leaking all content out. Thus BIFONAZOLE improves your skin infection.

    What are the common side effects of BIFONAZOLE?

    Side effects of BIFONAZOLE may be nausea, vomiting, skin rash, redness of the skin, dry skin, vaginal infection and are not seen in everyone. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

    Can I stop using BIFONAZOLE if my symptoms are relieved ?

    Do not stop using BIFONAZOLE even if you feel better until the doctor's advised course is finished. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    In which conditions should I stay cautious while using BIFONAZOLE?

    BIFONAZOLE should be used with caution in liver diseases, kidney diseases, heart diseases, human immunodeficiency virus.

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