Lamisil Terbinafine Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Lamisil 250mgManufacturer: Novartis Source Country : Turkey
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Terbinafine 250mgGeneric Alternative to Lamisil 250mg
Marketed as Terbicip in India Manufacturer: Cipla Source Country : India
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Description of Lamisil
Lamisil is used to treat fungal infections that affect the fingernails and toenails. The generic name of the drug is Terbinafine.
You must buy Lamisil only as per the instructions of your doctor. Take the tablet with a full glass of water. You may also mix the tablet in pudding or potato mash and swallow it. Don’t mix it in fruit juice or other acidic substances.
Indications & Dosage of Lamisil
Lamisil is an antifungal agent that destroys the ability of fungi to produce chemicals called sterols. The sterols are essential in holding the fungal cells together. The drug attacks and weakens the fungi cell membrane and thereby curbs the infection.
You must take Lamisil with food. You will have to take the drug for 6-12 weeks. You may find an improvement in symptoms after using the drug for a few days. Complete the full course to get the best results. You must test your blood and liver regularly during treatment. Make sure that you are taking Lamisil on time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. If you miss too many doses, there will be a chance for the recurrence of the infection. Don’t take an overdose of the drug. The common symptoms of an overdose are nausea, stomach pain, dizziness, vomiting and skin rash. Lamisil does not treat viral infections such as cold and flu. It will take a few months to get back the original shape of your nails.
You must store Lamisil at room temperature below 25 degrees Celsius. Make sure that the drug is kept in a tight container away from direct light, heat and moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lamisil
The less serious side effects of Lamisil are:
- Upset stomach and gas
- Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Mild stomach pain
- Mild skin rash
Serious side effects of Lamisil are:
- Flu symptoms such as fever, chills and body ache
- Sore in the mouth and throat
- Severe mood swings
- Silvery flaking of the skin
- Weight loss
- joint pain and swelling
- Swollen glands and patchy skin color
- Burning in the eyes
You must consult your doctor if you continue to experience the serious side effects.
The following drugs may interact with Lamisil:
You must inform your doctor all your previous and present medications that include over-the-counter medications and herbal preparations before you use Lamisil.
Warnings & Precautions of Lamisil
You must not buy Lamisil if you have:
- A history of depression
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- An autoimmune disorder
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in it
- An allergy to any drugs, food or other substances
You may use Lamisil even if you are pregnant as it will not harm the unborn baby. However, talk to your doctor about the risks involved before taking Lamisil. You must not use it if you are breastfeeding as it will pass into breast milk. You must not administer Lamisil in children under the age of two years.