Terbinafine cream

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Generic Name: Terbinafine cream Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Terbinafine cream used for?

Terbinafine cream is commonly used for relieving itching, burning, cracking, and scaling associated with jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and other fungal infections of the skin.

How should I take Terbinafine cream?

Use Terbinafine cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Wash the affected area with soap and water. Be sure the area is completely dry before applying Terbinafine cream.

Apply a thin layer of medicine and rub in gently as directed by your doctor or the package labeling.

If you are using Terbinafine cream for athlete’s foot, make sure you apply the medicine to the spaces between the toes. Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes. Change shoes and socks at least once a day.

Wash your hands immediately after using Terbinafine cream unless your hands are part of the treated area.

To clear up your infection completely, use Terbinafine cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you notice improvement in a few days.

How do I store Terbinafine cream?

Terbinafine cream is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Terbinafine cream in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Terbinafine cream that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Terbinafine cream down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Terbinafine cream?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Terbinafine cream or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have kidney problems.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Terbinafine cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Terbinafine cream.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Terbinafine cream?

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); new or worsening skin irritation may occur when using this drug.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Terbinafine cream?

Terbinafine cream may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Terbinafine cream?

Terbinafine cream may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Terbinafine cream?

Terbinafine cream may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Terbinafine cream.

What is the dose of Terbinafine cream for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Corporis

Cream, gel, spray: Apply to the affected area once a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Cruris

Cream, gel, spray: Apply to the affected area once a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Pedis

Cream, spray: Apply to the affected area twice a day.

Gel: Apply to the affected area once a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Tinea Versicolor

Solution: Apply to the affected area twice a day.

What is the dose of Terbinafine cream for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Corporis

12 years or older: Cream, gel, spray: Apply to the affected area once a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Cruris

12 years or older: Cream, gel, spray: Apply to the affected area once a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tinea Pedis

12 years or older:

  • Cream, spray: Apply to the affected area twice a day.
  • Gel: Apply to the affected area once a day.

How is Terbinafine cream available?

Terbinafine cream is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cream 1%

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Terbinafine cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: August 31, 2017 | Last Modified: September 3, 2017

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