Absorbine Athletes Foot

Name: Absorbine Athletes Foot

What is the most important information I should know about Absorbine Athletes Foot (tolnaftate topical)?

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.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What should I avoid while using Absorbine Athletes Foot (tolnaftate topical)?

Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes.

Avoid tight-fitting synthetic clothing that does not allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tolnaftate topical: compounding powder, topical aerosol powder, topical cream, topical ointment, topical powder, topical solution, topical spray


A case of sensitization to butylated hydroxytoluene which is found in some of the tolnaftate topical (the active ingredient contained in Absorbine Athlete's Foot) preparations has been reported.[Ref]

Dermatologic side effects have included a mild skin irritation.[Ref]

Some side effects of Absorbine Athlete's Foot may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day for 2 to 4 weeks.

Other Comments

When treating a fungal infection in hyperkeratotic areas of the skin, an oral antifungal may be necessary.