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Antifungal (Topical)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Topical Mycoban, Daktarin, Canestan, Loceryl, Lamisil, Candazole Adult, Children

Antifungal (Topical) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Antifungal (Topical) cause?

Mild stinging, itching and redness may occur at the affected area.

  • These symptoms should resolve after a few minutes. If these symptoms do not resolve or worsen, stop the medication immediately and consult your health care professional.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Antifungal (Topical), what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Antifungal (Topical)?

​Do check with your health care professional if other topical medications can be applied together with this medication.

Antifungal (Topical) - Additional Information

​Signs that your condition may require further medical attention include:

  • Skin is blistered, broken, bleeding or raw
  • Signs of fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes
  • Fungal infection symptoms appear in the mouth or around or on the reproductive organs
  • For nail fungus, if more than half your nail is affected, or the infection reaches the half moon of the nail
  • Fungal infection symptoms do not improve 2 weeks after treatment (for fungal skin infection)
  • Fungal infection symptoms keep coming back after going away
  • Fungal infection symptoms worsen with or without treatment
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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