Lamisil is a popular brand medicine used to treat certain types of fungal infections. This medicine has active component Terbinafine Hydrochloride, which belongs to a class of drugs known as antifungals. This medication works by restricting the growth of fungus infection in the body. It is made available in a conventional tablet form. The available dosage is 250 mg. Novartis Pharmaceutical company, the top pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine.
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceutical company
Active Ingredient: Terbinafine Hydrochloride, an active component used in this medicine. This active component is a synthetic allylamine derivative and antifungal drug. It acts by blocking ergosterol biosynthesis by inhibition of squalene epoxidase, which is a part of the sterol synthesis pathway for the fungal cell membrane. It tends to accumulate in the skin, nails, and fatty tissues. This ingredient is active against dermatophytes. It plays the role of inhibitor and a P450 inhibitor.
Indications: Terbinafine composed medicine is indicated to treat certain types of fungal infections like fingernail or toenail. Lamisil medication restricts the growth of fungus. This antifungal medicine is also used to treat ringworm, infections of the scalp, jock itch, athlete's foot, and other fungal infections.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. Lamisil can be applied to the skin to treat ringworm of the body. Ringworm of the foot interdigital and plantar tinea pedis or athlete's foot. It can be taken orally, which is available in a conventional tablet form.
Dosages: This antifungal medicine is made available in a dosage as given below:
- 250 mg: It must be taken orally once or twice a day with or without food exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: Seek the medical help immediately if you experience symptoms of liver damage, like nausea, upper stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes.