Last updated on September 29, 2023
The active ingredient of Exoderil cutaneous solution is the anti-fungal agent naftifine that acts to eliminate fungi or inhibit their growth and reproduction, depending on the type of the pathogen (fungus). Exoderil easily penetrates the skin and the therapeutic concentrations of the agent will persist in different layers of skin for an extended period of time.
Uses and active ingredients
Exoderil cutaneous solution is used for the topical treatment of a fungal foot infection (tinea pedis).
The active ingredient is naftifine hydrochloride. 1 mL of cutaneous solution contains 10 mg of naftifine hydrochloride. The excipients are propylene glycol, ethanol and purified water. The bottle contains 10 ml or 20 ml of solution.
Directions For Use / Dosage
Exoderil cutaneous solution is for topical cutaneous use only. Exoderil is applied 1 time per day.
Carefully clean and dry the treated area and surrounding areas of skin before the application of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Exoderil solution on and around the affected area. After using Exoderil solution, wash your hands, as otherwise, you may transmit the infection to other areas of your body or to other people.
In order to prevent the recurrence of the disease, treatment should be continued for two weeks after clinical healing. Symptoms of the disease can start receding after several days. Complete healing of the affected area can take up to 4 weeks.
Keep the affected area clean in order to facilitate healing by occasionally washing the affected area and drying carefully, without rubbing the skin. Even though the treated area can become itchy, try to avoid scratching, as this can cause new damage to the skin or propagate the infection.
Storage. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store at a temperature higher than 30°C. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month..
Side-effects, precautions and interactions
Do not use Exoderil if you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Exoderil cutaneous (topical) solution should not be applied onto open wounds and skin fissures. In this case, you should use Exoderil cream, the ingredients of which do not contain ethanol. Only use Exoderil externally. When using Exoderil cutaneous solution, make sure that the medicine does not get into the eye. Exoderil cutaneous solution is for topical (cutaneous) use only. Exoderil cutaneous solution contains 50 mg propylene glycol per ml. Propylene glycol can cause local skin irritation. Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Full information leaflet can be downloaded HERE > Exoderil Liquid Information Leaflet