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Generic Name: butenafine topical (bue TEN a fine TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Mentax
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Drug Information:
Butenafine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Mentax (for the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections. Mentax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use Mentax if you are allergic to it. It is not known whether Mentax will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Learn more

Mentax Side Effects

Mentax Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about butenafine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Mentax.

For the Consumer

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream

Along with its needed effects, butenafine topical (the active ingredient contained in Mentax) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking butenafine topical:


  • Blistering, burning, itching, oozing, stinging, swelling, or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • rash
  • redness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to butenafine topical: topical cream


This drug was generally well tolerated. About 1% of patients reported skin-related side effects at the site of application. In controlled clinical trials, no patients withdrew from therapy due to side effects.


Frequency not reported: Burning, stinging, worsening of condition, contact dermatitis, erythema, irritation, itching

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Mentax