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A 27-year-old member asked:

aside from retaining caffeine longer, is there any bad side effect to consuming lots of coffee while on lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fingernail fungus?

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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Unknown.: Lamisil (terbinafine) decreases the clearance of caffeine by about 20%. U need to be careful if u have a condition that can be aggravated by too much caffeine (ex. Hi blood pressure, anxiety, etc...) . Nonetheless, talk to your dermatologist about "pulsing" lamisil (terbinafine). Essentially, it enables you to take half the number of tablets of Lamisil (terbinafine) during the 3-4 month treatment without compromising any efficacy.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
no: There are no proven side effects.

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