PharmacyChecker experts answer consumer questions related to affording lower-cost, prescription medications.
We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
How can I save money on Naftin (naftifine hydrochloride) gel or cream?
Naftin (naftifine hydrochloride) is an expensive antifungal medication, available in both cream and gel formulations used as directed by your healthcare provider to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot between the toes.
Naftin gel does not have a generic alternative
Brand-name Naftin gel sold in the United States is manufactured by Sebela Pharmaceuticals, a former division of Merz Pharmaceuticals. At this time, the gel does not have a generic version available and, unfortunately, one will not be available until 2033 at the earliest.
Naftin gel does not appear to be available through verified pharmacies listing prices in our program. Feel free to sign up for price alerts for Naftin and other prescription medications by searching for Naftin, Naftin Gel, Naftifine and following the prompts to register for price alert emails.
Naftin (naftifine) Discounts in Your Area
You may also be able to offset the cost at your local pharmacy with discount price or a savings coupons offered through the PharmacyChecker Discount Card. Scroll to the bottom of the Naftin price comparison page and enter your ZIP Code to see discounts on Naftin offered in your area.
As mentioned, Naftin is available in both a gel and cream formulation. Even with the assistance noted above, you may still have concerns about being able to afford your prescription for Naftin gel. If that's the case, we recommend that you talk to your healthcare provider. There may be a specific reason your provider chose to prescribe you the gel over the cream. That being said, it is worth having the conversation when price is a factor.
Saving on Naftin cream (naftifine)
Naftin cream is available in both the brand and generic version, Naftifine, at your local U.S. pharmacy and at PharmacyChecker.com's verified online pharmacies. With a discount card, generic Naftifine cream 1% can be found in your local U.S. pharmacy for around $350 for a 60g tube. Using PharmacyChecker, you can order for as low as $83 for 60g, 76% off the current retail price. Up-to-date prices for generic 1% Naftifine cream can be found on PharmacyChecker:
The bottom line is medications can be very expensive, and if you are finding it difficult to afford a medication you were prescribed, talk to your healthcare provider—an alternative may be available domestically, and, if not, there are often international pharmacy options.Updated November 26, 2019