Generic Lamisil - Terbinafine
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Generic Equivalent To Brand Name Lamisil
Name : Terbinafine
Dosage : 250mg
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CLASS and MECHANISM of Action
Generic "Lamisil" is a synthetic allylamine antifungal. It is highly lipophilic in nature and tends to accumulate in skin, nails, and fatty tissues. In layman's terms, it inhibits fungal and bacterial cell wall growth, causing the contents of the cell to be unprotected and eventually die.
Active ingredient: terbinafine
Inactive Ingredients: cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide.
What is Generic "Lamisil" PRESCRIBED For?
Generic "Lamisil" is prescribed for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail or fingernail due to the dermatophyte Tinea unguium. Fungal nail infections are located deep under the nail in the cuticle to which topically applied treatments are unable to penetrate in sufficient amounts. The tablets may rarely cause hepatotoxicity, so patients are warned of this and may be monitered with liver function tests. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided while taking Generic "Lamisil".
How should I take Generic "Lamisil"?
Generic "Lamisil" comes as a tablet to take orally. It is usually taken once a day for 6 weeks for fingernail fungus and once a day for 12 weeks for toenail fungus. Take Generic "Lamisil" exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Your fungus may not be completely cured until a few months after you finish taking Generic "Lamisil". This is because it takes time for a healthy nail to grow in.
Store Generic "Lamisil" at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What are the CONTRAINDICATIONS for taking Generic Lamisil-Terbinafine?
Do not take Generic "Lamisil" without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it, liver disease, kidney disease, problems with your immune system, or blood problems. You may not be able to take Generic "Lamisil", or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above. Generic "Lamisil" is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Generic "Lamisil" without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Generic "Lamisil" passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
What Happens if I MISS A DOSE?
Take the missed dose as soon as you get a chance. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and return to your regular schedule. Do not take extra or double doses at one time.
What happens if I OVERDOSE?
In case of overdose seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a Generic "Lamisil" overdose are not well known but might include: drowsiness, poor coordination, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, frequent urination, rash, and headache.
What are the possible SIDE EFFECTS of Generic "Lamisil"?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Generic "Lamisil" and seek emergency medical attention:
In rare cases, Generic "Lamisil" has caused severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in liver transplant or death.
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
- a rash; changes in vision; or blood problems (detected by blood tests)
Notify your doctor immediately if you develop nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, or clay colored stools. These symptoms may be early signs of liver damage.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Generic "Lamisil" and talk to your doctor if you experience nausea, upset stomach, or heartburn; diarrhea or flatulence; headache; or taste disturbances or a loss of taste. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs can INTERACT with Generic "Lamisil"?
Before taking Generic "Lamisil", tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
You may not be able to take Generic "Lamisil", or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB)
rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Generic "Lamisil". Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Follow the exact directions given to you by your doctor. You may also ask your doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or any other health care professional for things that you do not understand.
Your pharmacist has additional information about Generic "Lamisil" written for health professionals that you may read. Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.