Lamisil Product Description
Lamisil is a synthetic antibiotic of high antifungal activity, used in treatment of fungal infections of skin, fingernails and toenails. Antifungal Lamisil inhibits the metabolism in the fungus cell, leading to its destruction. The drug provides a fungicidal action and is indicated to adults to treat:
- onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nail)
- dermatophytosis (fungal infection of the skin)
Thus, antifungal Lamisil is known as an effective drug for the treatment of ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis), ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), and fungal infection of the groin (tinea cruris).
The recommended daily dose of antifungal drug Lamisil to treat skin infections and onychomycosis makes 250mg. Duration of the antifungal therapy course depends on the severity of the infection and on the achieved result.
Generally, the treatment of tinea cruris and tinea corporis lasts from 2 to 4 weeks, of tinea pedis - from 2 to 6 weeks. In the treatment of fungal infection of the nails, the duration of treatment may vary from 6 weeks to 3 months.
If you’ve forgotten to take a dose of Lamisil in time, take it as soon as you remember about the missed dose of the antifungal agent, or as soon as possible. If, however, the next dose of Lamisil should be taken within 4 hours, just skip the missed pill.
For best results in the treatment of severe tineal skin infections, the patient can be recommended to apply topical use of Lamisil (cream or spray). However, consideration should be given, that topical Lamisil application is not recommended for the treatment of toenail and fingernail onychomycosis.
For successful treatment of fungal infections with Lamisil, the patients should take the antifungal drug at the same time every day. Lamisil tablets are recommended to be taken on an empty stomach or 2-3 hours after a meal.
Lamisil tablets should be stored at temperatures not above 30°C, in a sealed package to protect them from direct sunlight.
Lamisil Safety Information
Since Lamisil pills may cause (in rare cases) loss of liver function, the antifungal drug is not recommended to be used in the patients with chronic liver disease. Because of high hepatotoxicity of Lamisil, all patients are recommended to do liver function tests before the antifungal therapy.
If the patient observes such side effects as taste and smell disturbance while taking Lamisil, the application of the antifungal drug is recommended to be ceased. Normally, these events pass within the weeks after withdrawal of Lamisil. In some patients, Lamisil pills may cause serious skin reactions (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome). In case of the first symptoms of skin rash, the intake of the antifungal drug should be immediately ceased.
The materials, provided in this review of Lamisil, are published for information on the general principles of the treatment of fungal infection with Lamisil. This information should not be construed to substitute for professional diagnosis and advice from the licensed health professional. The online pharmacy shall not be responsible, directly or indirectly, for any harm or damage, caused by the use of the information on antifungal agent Lamisil.
Lamisil Side Effects
Generally, Lamisil is well-tolerated, with a low incidence of unwanted effects. All unwanted effects, caused by Lamisil, are mild and temporary, and do not require the withdrawal of therapy with this antifungal agent. The most common unwanted effects, reported in over 2% of patients taking Lamisil, include liver test abnormalities, decreased appetite, headache, flatulence and taste disturbance. In addition to these unwanted effects, Lamisil may also cause a certain gastrointestinal disorders, such as dyspepsia, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea.