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Lamisil (Terbinafine)

Prescription only
Treats fungal infections.

Lamisil (Terbinafine) has the highest cure rate of all antifungal medications, but you need to take it for a few weeks or months to see if it'll work for you.

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Upsides
  • Recommended as a first-choice treatment for fungal infections. It has a high cure rate and very few side effects.
  • Available as a generic medication, so it's cheap.
  • It's the only antifungal medication that is available in different oral forms and can be used by children.
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Downsides
  • It can take weeks to months to see any changes in the infection.
  • While Lamisil (Terbinafine) has the highest cure rate of all antifungal medications, there's still a chance it may not work.
  • Can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
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Used for
  • Candidal vulvovaginitis Candidiasis
  • Topical Oropharyngeal candidiasis Oropharyngeal candidiasis; Prophylaxis Pityriasis versicolor Tinea corporis Tinea cruris Tinea pedis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Granule
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Topical spray
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Topical
  • Spray
  • Lozenge
Price
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    13%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Rash
    6%
  • Dyspepsia
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Pruritus
    3%
  • Liver Enzyme Abnormalities
    3%
  • Taste Disturbance
    3%
  • Abdominal Pain
    2%
  • Flatulence
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Liver damage

    Past history of liver disease

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in taste and smell

    Taking Lamisil (Terbinafine) by mouth

  • Depression

    Taking Lamisil (Terbinafine) by mouth

  • Skin rash

    Taking Lamisil (Terbinafine) by mouth

  • Lupus

    Past history of lupus

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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