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Butenafine

Description

Butenafine is a benzylamine derivative with a mode of action similar to that of the allylamine class of antifungal drugs. Butenafine HCl is hypothesized to act by inhibiting the epoxidation of squalene, thus blocking the biosynthesis of ergosterol, an essential component of fungal cell membranes. It is indicated for the topical treatment of the dermatologic infection, tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to M. furfur (formerly P. orbiculare).

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
D01AE23
Butenafine
D Dermatologicals → D01 Antifungals for dermatological use → D01A Antifungals for topical use → D01AE Other antifungals for topical use

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

United States

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MENTAX Cream
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US