Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL)
What is Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL) used for?
Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of fungal infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is normally prescribed to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, skin infections, or fungal infections of the nails. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL)?
Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken once each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. You are also recommended to avoid crushing or splitting the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL)?
Side effects that may appear while using Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are dizziness, numbness, tingling sensations, faintness, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately contact your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the correct changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Fungotek (Terbinafine HCL) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have chronic liver disease. Also inform your physician if the patient being treated is a child or if you have psoriasis, an autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Fungotek (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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.