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.

Upsides
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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.
Downsides
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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).
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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
Price
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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
    13%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Rash
    6%
  • Indigestion
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Pruritus
    3%
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
    3%
  • Taste disturbance
    3%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%
  • Flatulence
    2%
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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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