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Brand name: Tinaderm Powder Spray TM

Active ingredients: tolnaftate

What it is used for

Indicated for the topical treatment of skin infections due to common pathogenic fungi, including Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (T.gypseum), Trichophyton tonsurans and Epidermophyton floccosum. Tinaderm Powder and Powder Spray are recommended for adjunctive use with Tinaderm Cream or Solution in fungal infections of interiginous and other naturally moist skin areas in which drying may enhance the therapeutic response. Tinaderm Powder and Powder Spray may also be used alone in simple cases of mild infection that respond to treatment with an antifungal powder and measures that promote skin hygiene.,Following complete remission, Tinaderm Powder and Powder Spray alone may be continued to maintain remission or reduce the risk of reinfection.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Topical. This medicine is applied directly to the surface of the skin.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White powder

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

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