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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lamisil (Overview)

Lamisil is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is Lamisil (terbinafine) cream and why is it usually prescribed?

What is Lamisil (terbinafine) cream and why is it usually prescribed?

Antifungal: Lamisil (terbinafine) is antifungal but has poor anti yeast properties. Creams which are more effective for yeast include miconazole, kopeks, ketoconazole, and nystatin. It is also used orally for extensive fungus infection or over a three month period with monitoring for toenail fungus. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
219 Doctors shared insights

Lamisil (Overview)

Lamisil is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Please describe the medication: lamisil (terbinafine)?

Please describe the medication: lamisil (terbinafine)?

Antifungal meds: Treats fungal infections of the scalp, toenails, or fingernails. ...Read more

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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat the area. Lamisil (terbinafine) may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Oral lamisil (terbinafine): Scalp fungus requires oral medications because the fungus is in the hair follicle and topical medications will not reach into the hair shaft. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets and valacyclovir?

? Other medications?: Lamisil (terbinafine) and valacyclovir do not have any significant drug-drug interactions so by themselves there should not be an issue, but both share interactions with other medications. In general it is always a good idea to check with a pharmacist or your doctor about drug interactions with all your medications before beginning any new medication (though they should be doing this themselves anyway...) ...Read more

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I've been taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks (4 weeks left). Can I drink while on it? If so how much?

I've been taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks (4 weeks left). Can I drink while on it? If so how much?

Lamisil (terbinafine): This compound may have liver toxicity. Although there is no direct proscription against drinking alcohol with this medication, since alcohol may also have toxic effects on the liver it would probably be judicious to avoid drinking while taking it, although no direct evidence to avoid taking it. ...Read more

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I'm worried about the side effects from taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for skin fungus. How can I avoid them?

2 weeks treatment: The usual treatment for skin fungal infection with Lamisil (terbinafine) is 2 weeks. Unless you are at a high risk for complications from other comorbidities, the use of Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks is very safe.
However, there are some very effective topical medications that may get the job done without the pills. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Lamisil (terbinafine) to become effective?

See below: Lamisil (terbinafine) is taken for up to 90 days but stays active in the system for 8-12 months.

Nail changes are not usually seen for 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Taking 37.5mg/ day dosulepin and on oral Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg/ day on 2 weeks, off 2 weeks. In what way does oral Lamisil (terbinafine) interact with dosulepin?

Taking 37.5mg/ day dosulepin and on oral Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg/ day on 2 weeks, off 2 weeks. In what way does oral Lamisil (terbinafine) interact with dosulepin?

Incompatible: Terbinafine should not be administered with tricyclic antidepressants. The two classes of drugs interact. Mechanisms too complex to discuss here. Check with your pharmacist. They should not have given you both at the same time. ...Read more

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What is Lamisil (terbinafine) used for?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil (terbinafine) is used to treat fungal infections of scalp & nails. ...Read more

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Who should not use Lamisil (terbinafine)?

Lamisil (terbinafine): "Lamisil Tablets are contraindicated in individuals with a history of allergic reaction to oral terbinafine because of the risk of anaphylaxis." See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/lamisil-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lamisil (terbinafine)?

Antifungal meds: Treats fungal infections of the scalp, toenails, or fingernails. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Lamisil (terbinafine) to become effective?

See below: Lamisil (terbinafine) is taken for up to 90 days but stays active in the system for 8-12 months.

Nail changes are not usually seen for 3-4 months. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Lamisil (terbinafine)?

Lamisil (terbinafine): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lamisil-side-effects. Html

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What is Lamisil (terbinafine) cream and why is it usually prescribed?

Antifungal: Lamisil (terbinafine) is antifungal but has poor anti yeast properties. Creams which are more effective for yeast include miconazole, kopeks, ketoconazole, and nystatin. It is also used orally for extensive fungus infection or over a three month period with monitoring for toenail fungus. ...Read more

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I've been taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks (4 weeks left). Can I drink while on it? If so how much?

Lamisil (terbinafine): This compound may have liver toxicity. Although there is no direct proscription against drinking alcohol with this medication, since alcohol may also have toxic effects on the liver it would probably be judicious to avoid drinking while taking it, although no direct evidence to avoid taking it. ...Read more

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Please help! I've had lesions appearing on all parts of my body for a week. Start pimplie then large red soar. My dr prescribed me lamisil (terbinafine) for ringwor

Think bacteria or...: If more sore than itchy, perhaps one of the methicillin resistant staphs (MRSA). If itchy more than sore, consider scabies. Either way, I suggest you consult a practitioner skilled in dermatology, beginning with a return to your own doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Terbinafine (Definition)

Terbinafine is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more