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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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What is Lamisil cream and why is it usually prescribed?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
14M people helped
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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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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Please describe the medication: lamisil?

Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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Please describe the medication: lamisil?

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

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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Got a red area on inner thighs after sitting for long hours, it became small red dots after using beta-micoter for 3 weeks, should I use lamisil?

Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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Got a red area on inner thighs after sitting for long hours, it became small red dots after using beta-micoter for 3 weeks, should I use lamisil?

Fungi: It could be a fungal infection which can be made worse with heat. I would try Lotrisone cream which may decrease the inflammation and if it is fungal will take care of that. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
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Has anyone ever used Lamisil before for toes?

Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
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Has anyone ever used Lamisil before for toes?

Yes: Oral and topical Lamisil are very commonly used for toe fungus. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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What happens if I drink alchohol and take Lamisil tablets?

Dr. Christopher Moeller
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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. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Dr. John Berryman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
49 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Berryman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
49 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pediatric Infectious Disease
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Is it safe to take Lamisil tablets and valacyclovir ?

Dr. Saul Hymes
Board Certified, Pediatric Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
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?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
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped

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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