Lamisil is a fungicidal that is antifungal drug that can be used both systemically, and topically. The composition of this medicinal product contains the active current component terbinafine. This compound disrupts the synthesis of hormone-like substances in the cell of the pathogen. Different types of fungi of Lamisil may act in two ways: to destroy them completely or to stop reproduction. All of the above leads to the use of this drug for the treatment and prevention of fungal infections and herpes of different origin and localization:
- fungal infections of the nail plates
- skin and scalp,
- stop and so on.
- Respectively Lamisil is released in the form of tablets or in the form of various dosage forms for external use: creams, gels, solutions and sprays.
Information about particularities of usage of each form and the required dose is described in the instruction of the drug. You should not use this drug to people with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Pills of Lamisil can not be used for children under two years of age and lactating mothers. The age limit for the treatment with gel, spray or cream is twelve years for a solution Lamisil UNO – fifteen years. Experience of clinical use of this drug for pregnant women is small, so in this period women should use this drug solely according to the clear testimony. Also, the drug should be used with caution in case of alcoholism, disorders of the liver or kidneys, inhibition of hematopoiesis in bone marrow, tumors, metabolic disorders, certain diseases of the vessels of the legs.
As expected, the most frequent side effects occur on a background of reception of tablets of this drug. It can be various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract – from stomach aches to liver. Often there are pains in muscles or joints. It can change the blood formula. It is likely to develop allergic reactions. In case of locally existing forms of Lamisil the most common side effects are allergic rash, and systemic side effects are unlikely to happen. In this regard you should take tablets of Lamisil only on the recommendation of a physician.
The treatment of fungal diseases is a very complex and lengthy process. Most often it takes years. It is rarely possible to be limited to monotherapy using of a single dosage form of the drug. Lamisil is one of the widely advertised and frequently used drugs. Obviously, if recovery has not occurred after a course of topical application of the drug, the continuation of self-treatment is impossible. And the most reasonable advice is to to seek qualified medical help at the first suspicion of the development of mycosis.