Lamisil Cream 1% 10 gram
Lamisil Cream 1% 10 gram is used to treat a variety of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, and the jock itch. This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs.
Terbinafine is mainly effective on the dermatophyte group of fungi. As a cream or powder, it is used topically for superficial skin infections such as jock itch (tinea cruris), athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and other types of ringworm (tinea corporis). Tablets by mouth are often prescribed for treatment of onychomycosis, a fungal nail infection, typically by a dermatophyte or Candida species. Fungal nail infections are located deep under the nail in the cuticle to which topically applied treatments are unable to penetrate in sufficient amounts. The tablets cause hepatotoxicity, so patients are warned of this and may be monitored with liver function tests. Alternatives to by mouth administration are studied.
Many side effects and adverse drug reactions have been reported with oral terbinafine hydrochloride possibly due to its extensive biodistribution and the often extended durations involved in antifungal treatment (longer than two months). A comprehensive list of adverse events associated with terbinafine use includes: Gastrointestinal problems: Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, fullness, abdominal pain, indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis, cholestasis, flatulence, altered stool colour, abdominal muscular pain.
This medicine is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin, hair, nails including yeast infections of the skin.
The side-effects include skin reactions, taste disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, blood disorders, disorders of the liver, and gallbladder.
When Not To Use
The use is contraindicated in patients with chronic liver disease and chronic kidney impairment is also contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to terbinafine.