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What is Lamisil?
Lamisil is a drug in the class of antifungal medications used for the treatment of fungus. Terbinafine hydrochloride, the active ingredient of the drug, was first developed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis and is proved to be effective in treatment of infections caused by fungus, which can affect fingernails, toenails and skin.
What are the indications for using generic Lamisil?
Lamisil is prescribed for treatment of such conditions:
- Onychomycosis is a widespread fungal infection, which affects toenails and fingernails.
- Ringworm is a type of skin mycosis caused by fungus, which can affect scalp, toenails, feet and skin.
- Cutaneous Candidiasis is skin condition caused by Candida fungi.
The standard dosage of Lamisil for ordinary patient in treatment of toenail and fingernail fungus is 250 mg tablet, which should be taken once daily. The duration of the treatment using Lamisil should always be approved by your medical specialist. Depending on the type of infection and severity of your condition, it can take up to 6 to 12 weeks to see noticeable improvements from taking Lamisil. You should not stop taking Lamisil abruptly without your doctor’s approval even if your condition has improved.
What are the contraindications for using generic Lamisil?
Before taking Lamisil, consult your medical advisor and inform him of your medical history. The drug should be used with caution if you have psoriasis, decreased kidney function and lupus erythematosus. Lamisil should be avoided by people with any type of active or chronic liver diseases, as the medication can lead to worsening of the condition. Lamisil is not recommended for use during pregnancy or a period of breastfeeding. Also, the drug is not licensed for treatment of children.
What are the adverse effects of generic Lamisil?
When taking the medicine, it is important to pay attention to any adverse effects that may occur. Moreover, if you notice the symptoms, which may be associated with allergic reactions, such as skin rash, hives, swelling of any part of the body, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms, don’t hesitate to get immediate medical aid. Also, in rare cases Lamisil can lead to development of liver problems. If you start to experience any reactions that might be related to liver dysfunction, such as jaundice, fatigue, dark urine, nausea, loss of appetite or abdominal pain, contact your medical specialist immediately.