Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)
What is Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) used for?
Lamisil (Terbinafine) is a topical antifungal cream prescribed to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or jock itch. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control the infection. Your physician may also prescribe the cream to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)?
Follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally applied twice each day for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated before each application to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of medication, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Never stop applying the medicine before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to be gone, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Lamisil (Terbinafine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the cream and contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring. These may include reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Never apply Lamisil (Terbinafine) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important to never apply the medication close to mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, or mouth as this may cause unexpected health problems. Do not begin using this medication if you are breastfeeding or if the patient being treated is a child.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lamisil (Terbinafine). 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.