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Dr. Morris Westfried
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What is Lamisil cream and why is it usually prescribed?

What is Lamisil cream and why is it usually prescribed?

Antifungal: Lamisil 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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Please describe the medication: lamisil?

Please describe the medication: lamisil?

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

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
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What happens if I drink alchohol and take Lamisil tablets?

What happens if I drink alchohol and take Lamisil tablets?

Alcholol: Drinking and taking Lamisil might increase your risk of liver troubles. ...Read more

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Dr. John Berryman
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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin 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 may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

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

Oral lamisil: 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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Dr. Saul Hymes
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Is it safe to take Lamisil tablets and valacyclovir ?

?Other medications?: Lamisil 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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Dr. Martin Raff
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I've been taking Lamisil for 2 weeks (4 weeks left). Can i drink while on it? If so how much?

Lamisil: 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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