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Terbinafine

Brand names: Lamisil   Terbinafine  

Lamisil LAMISIL® (terbinafine hydrochloride tablets) Tablets contain the synthetic allylamine antifungal compoundterbinafine hydrochloride.LAMISIL® (terbinafine hydrochloride tablets) Tablets are indicated for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail or fingernail due to dermatophytes (tinea unguium) (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and CLINICAL STUDIES). Prior to initiating treatment, appropriate nail specimens for laboratory testing (KOH preparation, fungal culture, or nail biopsy) should be obtained to confirm the diagnosis of onychomycosis.

Lamisil (terbinafine) is an antifungal antibiotic. Lamisil is used to treat infections caused by fungus that affect the fingernails or toenails. Lamisil oral granules are used to treat a fungal infection of scalp hair follicles in children who are at least 4 years old. Lamisil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Terbinafine User Reviews

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Date: 2014-02-04 08:25:38
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: No side affects that I can tell of related without a doubt from this medication. I am seeing some improvement, though I do relize it will take some time, due to the spead that new nail and nail tissue comes in. I am on week 3 of 6.


Date: 2014-02-01 16:29:42
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: severe reaction after just one pill. Looked badly sunburned, itched like crazy......guess this one is not for me


Date: 2014-02-01 04:54:31
Reviewed by: Toenail Fun Guy
User rating: 3
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I can tolerate most medicine side effects, but after 2-3 weeks, EVERYTHING had no taste or tasted metallic. I stopped after 5 weeks; I needed to eat. Taste came back fairly fast. I tried to stick it out but couldn't. The weird/loss of taste was too much.


Date: 2014-01-30 22:50:47
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: Been using for 5 months, my doctor advises one more month of use. Had fungus on 2 nails and my big toenail that was 80% infected has improved to about 15% remaining. Improvement in nails was very slow for the first 3-4 months and with this month you can see the improvement everyday. Thankfully, no side effects other than stomach cramps for the first few days. Monthly blood draws to check liver enzymes are normal.


Date: 2013-12-17 10:56:47
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I've had serious side effects from this medication including loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, headache, dizziness, drowsiness and stomach problems. It is strange that I didn't have these symptoms when taking Lamisil two years ago. I had to stop the medication after just one week because my overall health and wellbeing are more important than curing a toe fungus!


Date: 2013-12-15 00:04:57
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I've been on this medication since May 12 and will be on it til August 12 but so far, 80 percent of my problem has been resolved. My Left nail has completely cleared up and my right one is about 40 percent clearer. Other than that, the athletes foot has also been cured and i no longer have blisters or pain when walking.


Date: 2013-11-18 07:42:06
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I have taken this med 60 days of a 90 day prescription. I have diabetes. At times, it seems as though it is clearing up nicely; at other timees, my feet become inflamed and flare up once again. The one infected toenail seems much better, but the redness and burning on the bottoms of my feet seem to be worse. Do others have problems with the athletes' foot? I still have a few weeks left. At first I had bad reactions. Dizzy, weak, tired --- not just tired, like a zombie. My BP was 81/51 and I could hardly move. With cutting down on other medications, I was able to keep taking it, and eventually the BP returned to normal on its own and the tiredness is much better. I am just not sure if my feet should still be red and burning after taking this Terbinafine for sixty days.


Date: 2013-11-10 06:26:08
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I was severely constipated and had to discontinue use.


Date: 2013-10-16 01:44:36
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: No more dry, peeling, cracked skin but that one toe nail i just don't see it getting better. I have one more month to go...Just in time for summer. Hope i can soon were sandals without hiding my big toe.


Date: 2013-09-08 21:33:00
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Lamisil: 1 tablet daily for 15 weeks. I would have stayed on longer if I didn't experience the vertigo. I just wanted to ensure that the fungus would not come back. But it was 3 months before vertigo became an issue.


Date: 2013-09-06 23:06:15
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I've been on this medication for 45 days, and still have 45 days to go, it worked great on nails, but bad on my stomach. I don't know if it's worth it.


Date: 2013-09-05 04:10:07
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I took this medication for 7 weeks at which time I had blood work done and found that I had elevated liver enzymes. Additionally, I had the bitter metallic taste in my mouth. I have been off the medication for 4 weeks. My sense of taste is very gradually returning to normal. Although my two affected nails are half grown out to normal, this is too scary to continue taking.


Date: 2013-08-07 13:15:38
Reviewed by: frankinsa
User rating: 9
Lamisil for Tinea Capitis: I've been taking the Terbinafine 250mg tab once daily for just over a month now and haven't had any noticeable side effects. My toenails have cleared up considerably and I still have 60 more days of treatment. I think if you take this medication as directed, with a full glass of water and do not drink alcohol excessively, you'll probably stand a better chance of complete success. This is the first treatment I have tried since they took the Lamisil Cream off the market that has worked.


Date: 2013-06-14 11:37:09
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: My father used this couple of months agao. it cleared up his infection but his liver is badly damaged. His platelet count is low (one of the side effects of liver damage) and he awaits a battery of test and treatments. The doctors said it is due to terbinafine. I rather he had nail fungus...


Date: 2013-06-01 18:53:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Unexpected loss of taste


Date: 2013-05-07 00:38:30
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I have been taking terbinafine for about 6 weeks and have notices a lot of small bumps on my elbows and knees which itch a lot. Also some other skin itchiness has just started earlier this week. I will check with my Dr. at the next appt. to see if the Terbinafine is causing the bumps and itching or whether its from this medication.


Date: 2013-04-17 17:00:49
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I have an itchy rash which developed while taking this drug, on my face, neck, chest and back. Is this one of the possible side effects of this drug? is this a sulfa based drug?


Date: 2013-04-09 16:10:23
Reviewed by: USELESS
User rating: 2
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I took this medicine for 3 weeks and have lost all sense of taste. It has been 2 weeks and I have lost 12 lbs. They say that this is a rare side effect yet I have found many web sites that have many complaints of the same effect? Not worth my time or money. I am depressed, sick, weak all the time and mad as hell I ever took it and my toenails still look bad.


Date: 2013-03-27 11:32:45
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: First 30 days were not to bad; slight upset stomach. Shortly after starting the next 30 days, I became very tierd, lost all sense of taste & very bad stomach aches. Everything started tasting bad at first now ; I have this constant salty taste in my mouth & lost desire to eat. Have lost several lbs. I have been off this for just over a month and am still dealing with the salty taste part and occasional upset stomach. Was begin to think I was crazy as Dr. said he had not heard of this happening to anyone before. I feel so exhusted; trying to work through all of this. I did not have any of these syptoms before I took this med and was very healthy. Would not recommend it; not worth the side effects. My toenails involved didn't look that bad to begin with !!


Date: 2013-03-26 18:45:11
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 1
Lamisil: I was to take the drug for 12 weeks after having liver function studies performed. I did not experience any untowards side effects having taken the medication for ther prescribed 12 weeks. I did not miss any doses during that time.


Date: 2013-03-14 00:46:07
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil: Took one pill orally per day for a period of 40 days.


Date: 2013-02-25 04:02:44
Reviewed by: bootsonthground
User rating: 8
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: Used it for almost 3 months. Developed muscle pain and doctor pulled me off. Other than that toes look great after just three months. I spent 35 years treating it myself with no significant results. By summer the wife wants me to wear sandals, something I haven't done since I was 17. Big toes are about 75% back others are about 90%. Looking forward to barefoot beach walks.


Date: 2013-02-21 07:54:57
Reviewed by: sdfitgirl
User rating: 1
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I've used Lamisil for 3 months now and I haven't seen ANY change at all. On the contrary, now I have it in another toenail. I'm very disappointed, after taking it for so long and spending so much money. I didn't have side effects, just a few that were not so bad.


Date: 2013-02-19 11:17:19
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: works good does increase joint and muscle pain, interacts with toprol xl slows down heart rate


Date: 2013-01-31 21:45:17
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I have been on Terbinafine 250mg for 30 days. On the 28th day, itching and swelling of my hands and feet occured. By the 30th day, my legs, arms, feet, & hands were itching and burning. My legs looked like I had sunburn. I discontinued use. I do not know the effectiveness of this medication because I didn't take it for the recommended time of 90 days.


Date: 2013-01-04 04:37:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I found terbinafine to be much more effective than the very expensive medications I had previously tried, and it was MUCH cheaper. The fungus was not completely gone by the end of the 3 months, but it continued to work, and now my toenails are beautifully clear. I would recommend it to anyone with the fungus on toenails.


Date: 2012-12-28 18:41:22
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: My husband has had a toenail infection that he passed on to me. He started the treatment and his nails look incredible. I have never seen him so excited to show his feet! I then decided to start treatment as well. I couldnt figure out why I am so tired and have diharrea every day. I have missed work a couple of days just to stay home to rest. I love what it can do, just not how it makes me feel!


Date: 2012-12-27 08:32:18
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil for Tinea Pedis: works great!


Date: 2012-12-12 20:44:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Have been on this medication for 6-7 weeks now with no appreciable difference in my toenails. Feet seem smother overall. I have muscle and joint pain and energy levels unusually low. My most uncomforable side effect is weight gain. I have gained 13 pounds in the 6 weeks on the med. Not sure if I should continue.


Date: 2012-12-09 10:48:58
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Not only did this medicine not help my condition, it has destroyed my sense of taste. I quit taking the medicine two weeks ago, after only taking it for 29 days. I have had taste changes that are not going away. All I can taste is salt. This is not only affecting my being able to eat, causing unwanted weight loss, but now it is causing vomiting. I would have NEVER taken this medicine if I had known this would happen. No one can tell me when it will get better.


Date: 2012-12-08 02:55:39
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil: After failure of several topical treatment, this medicine was the only choice offered. Regrowth of 1/4 great toenail was observed after 4 weeks. At the end of the 12-week treatment, half of the toenail grew back to normal. The doctor advised stopping the treatment at the point.


Date: 2012-11-19 13:27:07
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: No adverse side effects in 90 days; blood test in first month also negative. My toenails grow slowly so only some small improvements noted. PCP suggested stopping after 90 days to see what develops.


Date: 2012-09-23 05:10:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil: I had been having regular doctor check-ups and am healthy. During the 90 days, I was told to take the drug once per day and to also use lamisil cream on my feet every day. About mid-way through, the doctor ordered a test for my liver, which came out fine. Once the treatment was complete, my doctor suggested that I take one pill every month and use the cream on my feet twice per week.


Date: 2012-09-13 11:46:01
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 5
Lamisil: The terbinafine was taken to eradicate nail fungus, which had aggressively attacked 2 toenails and was spreading to nearby digits. The terbinafine 250mg tablets were taken, 1 per day, for a little over 2 months. The first symptoms of the rash were noticed as slight, itchy redness on the skin around the chest and stomach area. These symptoms were noticed on 5/21, about 7 weeks into the treatment, but the condition not diagnosed as an allergic reaction until 6/10. By that time it had spread to 70% of the body, on the torso, back, and legs. The diagnosing physician suspected the terbinafine, and the patient immediately stopped taking the drug. Assessment of the original condition (toenail fungus) was that the terbinafine had already successfully resolved it.


Date: 2012-09-02 15:58:38
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS MEDICATION FOR JUST ONE INFECTED TOENAIL BUT DURING MY COURSE OF TREATMENT 3 MORE NAILS BECAME INFECTED AND THE ONE NAIL I STARTED TAKING IT FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE GOT WORSE. I HAVE HAD BETTER RESULTS WITH VINEGAR AND BLEACH.


Date: 2012-07-21 07:14:36
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Well, Its been almost 3months since Ive started this medicine, and I still have very little improvement to the toenails. No side effects that I know of...I go back for evaluation 2nd week of April, will update again...Good luck every1


Date: 2012-05-23 14:57:15
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: This is the best medication for fungal infections ever! Now I can wear my toes out for the summer.


Date: 2012-05-20 03:57:17
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: stomach cramps started after finishing the medicine.


Date: 2012-05-12 14:24:49
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I've been taking this for a month, I have 2 months left..... I have not seen a noticable change at all. I have not experienced any side effects due to the medicine. I hope when I'm done, all the white spots are gone!


Date: 2012-05-08 03:43:42
Reviewed by: Tobysmom1111
User rating: 9
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: My physician prescribed Lamisil for me in October 2007. I took it for three months and had 2 liver panels done during that time. I was dizzy and mildly nauseated the first few days and had diarreah. It has taken 10 months for the new nails to grow out but I can bare my toes once again! It also CURES athlete's feet. Now my feet are baby smooth and free of dryness and cracks. I would highly recommend this product. Don't wait! This is the best my feet have looked in years. Trust me, IT WORKS! :)


Date: 2012-04-27 01:23:05
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: The medicine was great. The problem was the Doctor. She would only prescribe it for 3 months. The minute the prescription ran out, the fungus came back and got worse. Now the Doctor put me on Itraconazole - and I have no signs it's working.


Date: 2012-04-22 20:42:18
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Lamisil for Onychomycosis, Toenail: I'm 2 weeks from completing my 3 month treatment and have had absolutely no problems or side effects. I was very skeptical about Lamisil before starting because of all the negative reviews that saturate the internet. My nails are improving and even though the bad nails are far from grown out I can tell a visible difference in nail color, texture and the health of my nail bed. I tease and say that it's a miracle drug, since starting Lamisil I've lost 13 pounds and I swear the medication has even helped with my allergies. I am a long time allergy sufferer and I have not had even the slightest onset of a drippy nose or watery eye this spring. I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with this product.


Date: 2012-04-02 13:48:54
Reviewed by: LOrina
User rating: 9
Lamisil for Tinea Pedis: It took 3 weeks after I saw the improvements of my feet. I've been suffering from this every time my feet gets wet especially on rainy days but after I have Lamisil, tinea pedis doesn't exist anymore!. Thank you Lamisil!


Date: 2012-02-03 23:55:00
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: The only issue I had was when I shave my leggs they iched. Happened ever time I shaved while on this medication. No problems since. Worked for me.


Date: 2011-12-23 15:58:46
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: A terrible rash developed after 15 days of taking the medication, so I stopped. My husband had to take me to the emergency room 4 days after I stopped and they prescribed prednisone, benadryl and said to not even thnk about going back on the terbinafine. I do not recommend this to anyone who already has any sort of sensitivity with their skin.


Date: 2011-12-14 12:35:43
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Had very bad side affects. Hives on 95% of my body,chests pain,loss of appetite,skin burned and very painful. Looked like I had a very bad sunburn.Could not lie down to sleep,felt like I was choking when I layed flat.Slept a total of 13 hrs.in 4 days.Dizzines and headaches and upset stomach.


Date: 2011-12-10 16:43:22
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: Rash (hundreds of small, red spots) on back of hands and front and back of forearms after just one week. Have stopped taking it, will call doc's office for further advice.


Date: 2011-12-05 06:03:54
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: *updating my first post from 9/12/2010* I've been on terbinafine now for 7 weeks of my 12 week treatment. No noticable side affects have been observed up to this point. I do drink plenty of water (3/4 to 1 gallon daily) and I have even maintained my alcohol consumption levels (3-4 alcoholic beverages per week). I think the base of toenail, close to the cuticle, is starting to clear up, but the bulk of the nail is still yellowish in color. They are not quite as brittle however which is a sign that the medication is starting to work. Will post more again...


Date: 2011-11-30 02:52:57
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I've been on terbinafine for almost 2 months now and have had no side effects that I can tell. Have read everyone's reaction to the drug and can't really relate. I have carpal tunnel and have always woke up stiff and sore before taking this medication anyways. Can't really see much of a difference yet, however my doctor told me that it could take up to a year before I actually see a difference in my 2 big toenails.


Date: 2011-11-25 01:13:36
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Terbinafine for Fungal Infection of Toenails: I got really sick and was bed ridden for a whole day the first couple of days,with severe stomach pain.But im on my 2nd month,and I see tremendous results so far.I believe i have experienced alot of these side effects but i want a clear toenail for next summer so..... I am going to deal with it and continue taking the medicine. At least until my foot doctor says i can stop without a recurrence of the nail infection.


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