Lamisil (Terbinafine)Brand Names: Lamisil, Terbinex
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Lamisil is a well-known medication taken by patients to treat specific types of fungal infections, such as fingernail, and it acts by stopping the growth of fungus. Basically, this medication belongs to a group of meds called antifungals, and there are certain questions that should be answered by anyone planning to take it.
This medication should be taken orally with and without meals, and most patients use it only once a day according to the recommendations of doctors. Besides, the right dose and duration of treatment always depend on a specific health condition and individual response. It may take up to a few months for patients to get the most out of taking Lamisil. For example, it takes some time for healthy nails to grow and replace the infected ones. Once patients notice any symptoms of overdosing, such as tremors and severe nausea, they need to go to the hospital at once.
Some patients may develop a set of unwanted symptoms, such as:
The good news is that most of those people who take Lamisil don’t experience any inconveniences at all. In very rare cases they are at a risk of developing the following signs of liver disease:
Sometimes, patients may have allergic reactions to the components of this medication, so that they should watch for such symptoms as dizziness, swelling, rash and others.
Before people start taking Lamisil, they need to tell their doctors everything about their medical history, including allergic reactions, liver conditions, kidney diseases, problems with the immune system, lupus and a few others. It’s advisable to avoid drinking alcohol because it increases the risk of having side effects and prolonged exposure to direct sunrays as Lamisil makes users more sensitive to them. For pregnant and nursing women, its intake is recommended only when it’s really needed because of possible health risks.
It’s not allowed to adjust or stop this treatment or combine it with other meds without consulting doctors. They should be aware of other drugs that their patients are taking, including both herbal supplements and prescription pills. As an example, Lamisil may potentially interact with such medications as Warfarin, MAO inhibitors, meds that affect liver enzymes and treat heart conditions and a few others. That’s why all patients need to create a list of their medications and show it to their physicians to avoid dangerous drug interactions responsible for adverse effects and reduced effectiveness of Lamisil.