Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Lamisil Alternatives

(terbinafine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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These medications are comparable to Lamisil (terbinafine) or used for similar purposes.

Lamisil
(terbinafine)

Noxafil
(posaconazole)

Sporanox
(itraconazole)

Diflucan
(fluconazole)

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.Coming soon.Coming soon.Kills yeast and fungus. Diflucan (Fluconazole) is a quick, cheap, and convenient way to get rid of a yeast infection. (It's used for other kinds of fungal infections, too.) You have to avoid alcohol, though.
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Reviews for Lamisil (terbinafine)
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Reviews for Noxafil (posaconazole)
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-100% worse vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
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Reviews for Sporanox (itraconazole)
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-100% worse vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
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Reviews for Diflucan (fluconazole)
73%
-27% worse vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
60%
-40% worse vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
20%
-20% worse vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
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Side effects
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
  • Headache 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Rash 4%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Itching 1%
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities 2%
  • Taste disturbance 2%
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We haven’t found good data for Noxafil side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Itraconazole side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Itraconazole »
  • Any side effect 26%
  • Headache 13%
  • Nausea 7%
  • Abdominal pain 6%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Skin rash 2%
  • Vomiting 2%
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How it works
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
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.Coming soon.Coming soon.Diflucan (Fluconazole) is an oral antifungal medicine. It prevents yeast and fungi from reproducing and making their protective outer cell wall.
Type of medication
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
  • Pill
  • Granule
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Topical spray
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
  • Past history of liver disease
  • Taking Lamisil (Terbinafine) by mouth
Detailed Lamisil (terbinafine) risks & warnings »
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        Detailed Diflucan (fluconazole) risks & warnings »
        Pregnancy

        Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Interactions
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
        • Can interact with birth control pills, so you'll need to use condoms or other barriers if you do have sex.
        Alcohol
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
        • You have to avoid alcohol while on this medication.
        • Don't drink alcohol when you take this medication.
        Kidneys and liver
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        • 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.
        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        • 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.
        Coming soonComing soon
        • Available in generic.
        • For women with yeast infections, you only have to take one pill one time.
        Downsides and risks
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        • 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.
        Coming soonComing soon
        • You have to avoid alcohol while on this medication.
        • You have to avoid having sex for at least a week after you take Fluconazole.
        • Can interact with birth control pills, so you'll need to use condoms or other barriers if you do have sex.
        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        TerbinafineNoxafilItraconazoleDiflucan
        • It can take a few months for improvements to be seen, especially for finger and toenail infections.
        • You can be more likely to get a sunburn, so put on sunblock when you go outside.
        • If you're taking the oral granules, mix them in a spoonful of mashed potatoes or pudding, and then swallow it whole without chewing. Don't use fruit-based soft foods.
        • Your doctor will have you get regular blood work done to make sure Lamisil (Terbinafine) isn't causing side effects.
        • If you forget your daily dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's less than 4 hours to your next dose, then skip it. Don't take two doses at once.
        Coming soonComing soon
        • If you're taking this for a vaginal yeast infection, you only have to take it once. Don't have sex for at least 7 days.
        • For other fungal infections, take it exactly how your doctor tells you to.
        • Don't drink alcohol when you take this medication.
        • If you're on birth control pills, Fluconazole can make them less effective. Consider using another method (condoms, diaphragms) along with the pills.
        • Can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache.
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        Have you used Diflucan (fluconazole)?
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