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|Molar mass||287.398 g/mol|
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Naftifine has triple action: antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its precise mechanism of action is unknown, but may involve selectively blocking sterol biosynthesis via inhibition of the squalene 2,3-epoxidase enzyme. The half-life is approximately 2–3 days. The metabolites are excreted in the urine and feces.
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