Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Lamisil

(terbinafine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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Treats fungal infections.

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Our bottom line

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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Prices and coupon for 30 (250mg) tablets of terbinafine

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.

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.
How it works

Lamisil (Terbinafine) is an antifungal medication that prevents the fungi from creating the protective layers it needs to survive. It treats scalp, toenail, and fingernail infections.

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Side effect rates for Lamisil (terbinafine)

602 From clinical trials of Terbinafine / Nail fungal infection (250 mg)
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • Taste disturbance
  • Abdominal pain
  • Passing gas

Risks and Warnings for Lamisil (terbinafine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Past history of liver disease
    • Taking Lamisil (Terbinafine) by mouth

    There have been reports of liver damage in people taking Lamisil (Terbinafine). Your doctor will do some blood tests to make sure you don't have liver damage before taking this medication. Call your doctor immediately if you have pain in your abdomen, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, have dark urine, or light colored stool. All of these can be signs of changes to your liver.

Common concerns from people taking Lamisil (terbinafine)

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Kidneys and liver
  • There have been reports of liver damage in people taking Lamisil (Terbinafine). Your doctor will do some blood tests to make sure you don't have liver damage before taking this medication. Call your doctor immediately if you have pain in your abdomen, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, have dark urine, or light colored stool. All of these can be signs of changes to your liver.