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Lamisil tablets contain the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungi. (NB. Terbinafine is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medcine.)
Terbinafine kills fungi by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in production of ergosterol disrupts the cell membrane and causes holes to appear.
The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As terbinafine causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and hence clears up the infection.
Terbinafine is taken by mouth to treat a wide range of fungal skin infections that require oral treatment due to either the severity, site, or extent of the infection. Terbinafine tablets are also used to treat fungal nail infections, which can be difficult to treat topically with creams etc.
|Lamisil Oral 250 mg - 30 Tabs
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Lamisil Oral Directions To Use
• Take Lamisil exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
• Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
• Take all of the Lamisil that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. The symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated. It may take several months to cure a fingernail or toenail infection.
• Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Lamisil Oral Warnings and Side Effects
Do not take Lamisil without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it, liver disease, kidney disease, problems with your immune system, or blood problems. You may not be able to take Lamisil, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above. Lamisil is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Lamisil without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Lamisil passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
• If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Lamisil and seek emergency medical attention:
· an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
· a rash;
· changes in vision; or
· blood problems (detected by blood tests).
• In rare cases, Lamisil has caused severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in liver transplant or death. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, or clay colored stools. These symptoms may be early signs of liver damage.
• Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Lamisil and talk to your doctor if you experience
· nausea, upset stomach, or heartburn;
· diarrhea or flatulence;
· headache; or
· taste disturbances or a loss of taste.
• Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Lamisil Oral Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Lamisil Oral Storage
Store tablets below 25o C (77o F); in a tight container. Protect from light.
Lamisil Oral Overdose
Clinical experience regarding overdose with Lamisil Tablets is limited. The symptoms of overdose included nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, rash, frequent urination, and headache. Seek emergency medical attention.
Lamisil Oral More Information
Avoid alcohol or use it in moderation while taking Lamisil. Alcohol and Lamisil can both affect the liver. Lamisil Tablets are contraindicated if you have a hypersensitivity to Lamisil.
Lamisil Oral Disclaimer
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.