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Doctor insights on: Lamisil Toenail Fungus

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How effective is Lamisil (terbinafine) for toenail fungus?

How effective is Lamisil (terbinafine) for toenail fungus?

Lamisil (terbinafine) is effective: In my opinion, Lamisil (terbinafine) is an effective treatment for toenail fungus. There are many factors to consider in the overall evaluation of the success of the treatment. Toenail deformity will not be reverse by lamisil (terbinafine). Consult your doctor for a full discussion of the pros and cons of lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Is Lamisil (terbinafine) good for toenail fungus?

Yes: I think oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is one of the best oral medications for fungus toenails. You need to make sure your liver is in good condition. Lamisil (terbinafine) is about 70% effective with a 30% recurrence rate. ...Read more

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Help with toenail fungus. I took 6 months of Lamisil (terbinafine) and it's still here?

Toenail fungus: Assuming you were compliant with the medication, there is another pill you could try called Sporonox. There is also a laser treatment of the nail that some podiatrists use. Talk with you doctor. ...Read more

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Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects? What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects?  What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Maybe: Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a much safer drug than people think. The risk of liver problems is really quite small. I do, however, recommend a baseline blood test (liver profile and complete blood count) prior to starting with a repeat test about 6 weeks into the therapy. Normal course of treatment for toenails is 3 months. ...Read more

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If you had a choice for toenail fungus which would you choose between diflucan, lamisil, (terbinafine) or sporanox. Mind you, Lamisil (terbinafine) did not work completely before?

Fungal Toenails: The best and most proven treatment of Fungal toenails is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) . Sporonox is no longer available. BUT, if you have any liver dysfunction, or if you are taking certain medications (particularly for Cholesterol) you can not take the oral medication. Topical therapies are then necessary. There is no evidence that Laser therapy is effective and there is no research that supports it. ...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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Took terbinafine for toenail fungus for 3 months. How long before i see results and what are signs of side effects ?

Months: If it works, it will likely take 6 or more months to eradicate the fungus from the toe nails. The major side effect is liver impairment and thus a liver enzyme should be obtained in the first month of therapy. ...Read more

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I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine for a week. I think I have toenail fungus will that help or do I need a polish/use over nail polish?

Toenail fungus: terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail products are used due to components that penetrate into the hard keratin structure of the nail. There are many over the counter products that can be tried, but often a stronger doctors formula or prescription strength product is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Terbinafine (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Lamisil (Definition)

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