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Topical Terbinafine Medication
For what?: It is possible that your condition is not fungal. I would hope that some test was performed to confirm a fungal diagnosis. This could be a skin scraping viewed under a microscope or a fungal culture. Sme fungal infections may not respond as well to a topical form of a medicine so the systemic form may be required. ...Read more
Worthy of a try: There are several factors involved in evaluating a response topical terbinafine. You first need to know what you are treating (t. Pedis, I presume?). Then see a dermatologist to get individualized treatment to see what is best for you. ...Read more
Since finishing course of Terbinafine sandoz tablets I have lost my taste, it never happened while I was taking the medication only when I stopped.
I am taking a toe antifungal medication terbinafine. What does that do to the effectiveness of my birth control?
See below: It should have no effect but I would use back up to make sure. ...Read more
I have BAD itching on the tops of my big toes in the evenings but skin looks fine. I've been taking terbinafine for two weeks for fungal nail infection (in both big toes) and also using loceryl. It's absolutely maddening. Is it to do with the medication?
None: There is no known long-lasting side effects. ...Read more
I am using terbinafine topical for interdigital tinea pedis. Its been 7 days. The signs of infection are getting better. How long shud I use it?
Until gone: Would use it a minimum of 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks if the skin doesn't look completely normal ...Read more
Is terbinafine 1% topical cream enough for interdigital tinea pedis? Give some tips to prevent recurrence
Maybe: There are many treatment alternatives. Lamisil (terbinafine) topical is as good a start as any other topical. Other otc preparations have different chemicals and could be tried after after one month of no results. Moisture is a large factor so I recommend an anti fungal powder in the mornings. Exfoliating skin is another factor s the intertiginous spaces needs to be scrubbed. Withoutresults see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Terbinafine: Many side effects and adverse drug reactions. Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, sickness, fullness, abdominal pain, indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis, cholestasis, flatulence, altered stool color, abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, light-headedness, decreased concentration levels, paraesthesia (pins and needles) pain and so on and so on. Go to Wikipedia and look up terbinafine. ...Read more
No: Do not take if active hepatitis. Do not take if pregnant. Well tolerated, costs only $10 for 90 days. 1 a day for 6 weeks for fingernails, 12 weeks for toenails. New fingernails in 6 months, toenails in 12 months. Take with food for best absorption. Success varies, but still the best choice for most people. ...Read more
Medications: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lamisil (terbinafine): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lamisil-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Nothing: That should not pose a problem or risk. ...Read more
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