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What is Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) used for?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) is an oral antifungal medication used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by fungus. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This medication is commonly used to treat infections affecting the skin, nails, foot, or soft tissues.
How should I use Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to ensure the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once or twice each day for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seems to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) include:
More serious side effects that may occur are faintness, flu symptoms, faintness, severe skin rashes, decreased platelet levels in the blood, or signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling or difficulty breathing. Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that worry you to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.