Compare Clotrimazole vs. terbinafine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats fungal infections.

Lamisil (terbinafine) is first-choice treatment for many types of fungal infections, but a successful treatment course ranges from weeks to months.

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  • Effectively treats many types of fungal infections.
  • Available in cheap, generic version.
  • Lamisil (terbinafine) comes in many different formulations that's easy to apply depending on the site of infection.
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  • Takes weeks to months to treat an infection.
  • The pill form is not a good option if you have liver disease.
  • Lamisil (terbinafine) can interfere with how many other medicines work. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before starting any new medicines or supplements while you are on Lamisil (terbinafine).
Used for
  • Candidal vulvovaginitis Candidiasis
  • Topical Oropharyngeal candidiasis Oropharyngeal candidiasis; Prophylaxis Pityriasis versicolor Tinea corporis Tinea cruris Tinea pedis
  • Candidal vulvovaginitis
  • Recurrent; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Topical
  • Spray
  • Topical
  • Lozenge
  • Pill
  • Cream
  • Gel
  • Spray
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Side effects
The Lotrimin (Clotrimazole) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • Taste disturbance
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Liver damage
    • Past history of liver disease
    • Taking Lamisil (terbinafine) by mouth
  • Changes in taste and smell
    • Taking pill form of Lamisil (terbinafine)
  • Depression
    • Taking pill form of Lamisil (terbinafine)
  • Skin rash
    • Taking pill form of Lamisil (terbinafine)
  • Lupus-like symptoms
    • History of lupus
  • Bleeding and clotting disorder
    • History of hematologic or immunodeficiency issues
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