Terbinafine Hydrochloride is an antifungal medicine that blocks ergosterol biosynthesis by inhibition of squalene epoxidase, part of the sterol synthesis pathway for the fungal cell membrane. This active medication tends to accumulate in the skin, nails, and fatty tissues. It is active against dermatophytes. This is hydrochloride formed by the reaction of terbinafine with one molar equivalent of hydrogen chloride. It plays a role as a squalene monooxygenase inhibitor and a P450 inhibitor. This active component is hydrochloride and an allylamine antifungal drug.
Class of Drugs – Antifungal medicine
Molecular Formula – C21H26ClN
Molecular Weight – 327.9 g/mol
Working: This antifungal drug acts by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. Terbinafine Hydrochloride is applied to the skin to treat ringworm of the body or tinea corporis; ringworm of the foot or interdigital and plantar tinea pedis; athlete’s foot.
Uses: This medicine is indicated to treat certain types of fungal infections like infection of fingernail or toenail. Terbinafine Hydrochloride restricting the growth of fungus. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antifungals.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medicine is made available in a popular brand medication as given below:
- Lamisil: 250 mg
This medicine is used to treat a fungal infection of scalp hair follicles in children who are at least 4 years old. Do not consume alcohol or alcohol-containing beverages while treating with this medicine, it may lower the effectiveness of the drug.