Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)
What is Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) used for?
Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete`s foot, tinea cruris, or a yeast infection. The cream operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)?
Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) is normally administered once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor after observing the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly wash and dry the affected site before use to remove any loose skin or debris. Apply a thin layer of medicine to the skin and gently massage it into the area allowing any excess cream to evaporate. Always wash your hands before and after each use to prevent the medication from contacting areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)?
Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) will not normally cause side effects in most patients although some have reported experiencing:
Contact your doctor and stop using the medicine if any serious side effects occur including severe pain, stinging, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, lower application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) should not be applied to skin that is severely damaged or broken. It is also important to keep the medication away from any mucous membranes such as the eyes, ears, mouth, or nose as any contact may cause unexpected health complications.
Strictly use Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lamisil Cream (Terbinafine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.