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Mentax is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to treat certain skin conditions. Mentax is available as a cream.
How does this medication work?
Mentax works by stopping the growth of fungus, thereby treating your infection.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Mentax may help clear or relieve symptoms of certain skin conditions, such as redness, scaling, or itching.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Mentax exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed for the full course of treatment, even if your symptoms improve earlier.
How do I know it is working?
You may notice an improvement in your skin condition once you begin using Mentax. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Side effects may include: burning, stinging, itching.
Do not use Mentax if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Mentax. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply to the affected area(s) and the immediately surrounding skin once a day for 2 weeks.
Use Mentax exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
If you wish to apply Mentax after bathing, dry the affected area(s) thoroughly before applying the medicine.
Wash your hands after applying Mentax.
If you do not see an improvement at the end of the treatment period, or if you notice the condition getting worse, notify your healthcare provider.
Do not get Mentax in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
No significant interactions have been reported with Mentax at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Mentax during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Mentax, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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