Bifonazole Pharmacology


About Bifonazole
Bifonazole is a substituted imidazole antifungal agent.
Mechanism of Action of Bifonazole
Bifonazole is an imidazole antifungal.It inhibits the conversion of Lanosterol to 14 demethyl Lanosterol by inhibiting the cytochromeP450 enzyme 14 alpha demethylase and impair ergosterol synthesis. This will alter cell membrane and its permeability. This will results in loss of intracellular components and inhibit the growth and death of fungus.
Pharmacokinets of Bifonazole
Absorption: Absorption of Bifonazole through the skin is negligible.
Onset of Action for Bifonazole
Duration of Action for Bifonazole
Half Life of Bifonazole
Side Effects of Bifonazole
1.Contact dermatitis
2.Burning sensation
3.Irritation of the skin
5.Skin peeling
Contra-indications of Bifonazole
1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Bifonazole
1.Stop the use of medicaments if irritation occurs
2.Avoid contact with eyes nose and mouth
3.For external use only
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Bifonazole
1.Tinea pedis (athlete`s foot)
2.Tinea pedis inter digitalis
3.Tinea corporis
4.Tinea cruris
5.Tinea magnum
6.Tinea versicolor
7.Superficial candidiasis
8.Candidal blanitis
Interactions for Bifonazole
Typical Dosage for Bifonazole
Topical: Bifonazole 1% cream is used. Clean and dry the affected and surrounding area. Apply the cream with gentle massage on the area and cover it with surgical gauze if necessary. Apply once daily for 2 -3 weeks depending on the severity of infection. Wash hands before and after use of medicaments.
Superficial candidiasis and Candidial blanitis: 1% cream daily for 2 - 4 weeks
Schedule of Bifonazole
Storage Requirements for Bifonazole
Store below 25 degree C. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Bifonazole
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Bifonazole
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Bifonazole in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for bifonazole and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for bifonazole may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take bifonazole only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for bifonazole before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for bifonazole with the pharmacy.

Bifonazole is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for bifonazole might be better known than bifonazole itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have bifonazole in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for bifonazole.