Mentax is an antifungal cream with Butenafine hydrochloride as the active ingredient. It is a highly popular cream indicated for treating fungal infections in the body. The principle component of the medicine is odorless in nature and its formulation is crystalline powder.

It is partially soluble in water and completely soluble in chloroform and methanol. Since its medical property is equivalent to that of allylamine antifungals, the primary working mechanism of Mentax is to obstruct the synthesis of ergosterol by blocking the actions of squalene epoxidase, an enzyme that supposedly plays an active role in the production of sterols which is very much essential in the fungal cell membranes.

Drug Data

The Mentax antifungal cream can treat various skin infections like jock itch, ringworm infections, and athlete’s foot. The antifungal cream is powerful in healing the skin infections caused by certain fungus.

The latest scientific studies highlight the effectiveness of Mentax topical cream in treating dermatophyte infections caused in toenails. However, for treating this specific condition the cream of the formulation should be applied for a longer period of time.

The Mentax antifungal cream is also used for treating tinea, and is highly effective is eliminating the candida albicans that is classified as a diploid fungus.


Mentax is typically a cream and hence should be applied only in the affected portions of the skin. Adhering to the prescription instruction is highly critical so as to experience optimal benefits from the cream.

It is better to wash the hands with mild hot water before applying Mentax cream and the same can be followed post-application of the cream. It is imperative to clean and dry the affected regions of the skin before applying.

The duration of the course of therapy should be for the entire prescription period. It is most likely that the symptoms begin to cease before completion of the course of therapy. The least one should wait for a minimum of four weeks to experience positive improvement.

Side effects

Side effects experienced as a result of applying Mentax cream are,

  • blistering of skin,
  • redness,
  • skin peeling,
  • irritation,
  • dryness of skin.

However, these adverse effects are rarely observed.

The most common side effects are

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • mild stinging.

And, these can be observed once the cream is applied on to the skin. It is better advised to seek consultation with the doctor upon experiencing some signs of allergic reactions like swelling in facial regions, formation of hives and difficulty experienced while breathing.

Relative Contraindications

Though there are no concrete evidences, it is most likely that other drugs that are been taken interact with the topical formulation of the medicine. Hence, keep your physician posted about the over-the-counter drugs, prescription medicines and other herbal products that you take on a regular basis, so that the feasibility of using the Mentax antifungal cream can be determined in clear terms.


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