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.
What is Lamisil?
Lamisil (terbinafine) is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
What is Lamisil used for?
Lamisil tablets are used to treat infections caused by fungus that affect the fingernails or toenails. Lamisil oral granules are also used to treat a fungal infection of scalp hair follicles in children who are at least 4 years old, though this medication is no longer available in the United States.
How to consume Lamisil?
Lamisil granules are to be sprinkled into a spoonful of pudding or mashed potatoes. Swallow this mixture right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.
What should be avoided while consuming Lamisil?
Avoid coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks or other sources of caffeine while taking this medicine. Lamisil may prolong the effects of caffeine.
What other drugs will affect Lamisil?
Other drugs interacting with terbinafine include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.