Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)
What is Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) used for?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) is an antifungal medication used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by a fungus or yeasts. These conditions include skin infections occurring below the surface, jock itch, ringworm, athlete`s foot, and finger or toenail infections. The medication prevents the reproduction of fungus cells to stop the spread of the infection and allow the body`s immune system to destroy it naturally. You may be instructed by your doctor to take this medication in combination with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine before being instructed to do so as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Some patients using Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, severe diarhoea that is bloody or watery, numbness, tingling sensations, muscle or joint pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to terbinafine, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have active or chronic liver disease. Also disclose if you have psoriasis, systemic lupus, lowered kidney function, or reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) 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.
Terbinafine (Terbinafine Hydrochloride) 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.