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Terbinafine 250mg 14 Tablets/Pack


Terbinafine 250mg 14 Tablets/Pack

Terbinafine Tablets 250mg

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This product has been discontinued, but we do have alternatives below.

Product Name
Terbinafine 250mg 14 Tablets/Pack
Also known as Lamisil
Active Ingredient
Terbinafine
Manufacturer
Dr. Reddy's
Product Type
Antifungal (allylamine)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock
Terbinafine tablets 250mg contain terbinafine, a broad spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat several fungal infections in various parts of the body, particularly tinea (ringworm) infections.

Terbinafine general information

What is Terbinafine used for?

Terbinafine tablets 250mg are used to treat a variety of fungal infections, in several parts of the body including:
  • fungal infections of the finger nails and toe nails (onychomycosis)
  • fungal infections caused by the dermatophyte or ringworm fungi, including, ringworm of the foot, also known as Athlete's foot (tinea pedis), of the body (tinea corporis), of the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), of the scalp (tinea capitis)
  • yeast infections of the skin caused by Candida (candidiasis or thrush) where oral therapy is necessary due to the site, severity or extent of the infection

How does Terbinafine work?

Terbinafine tablets 250mg contain terbinafine, a broad spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections, and is particularly effective against dermatophyte fungi such as Trichophyton fungi that cause tinea infections in different parts of the body; also yeasts like Candida that cause candidiasis or thrush. Terbinafine in Terbinafine tablets 250mg inhibits a fungal enzyme, squalene epoxidase, which prevents the synthesis of ergosterol, a sterol that is the main component of the fungal cell membrane. The result is that the fungal cell membrane becomes weakened causing the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus and prevents the infection from spreading, relieving symptoms caused by the infection, including, itching and inflammation. Terbinafine in Terbinafine tablets 250mg concentrates rapidly in skin, hair and nails reaching levels that kills the fungal infection.

What does Terbinafine contain?

Terbinafine tablets 250mg contain the active ingredient terbinafine, a broad spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.

Treating fungal infections with Terbinafine

Terbinafine tablets 250mg contain terbinafine, a broad spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections, and is particularly effective against fungi that cause tinea infections or ringworm. Several parts of the body can be affected and the fungus is often named after the site of infection; these include, ringworm of the foot, also known as Athlete's foot (tinea pedis), of the body (tinea corporis), of the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), of the scalp (tinea capitis); also fungal infections of the finger nails and toe nails (onychomycosis). Terbinafine in Terbinafine tablets 250mg inhibits a fungal enzyme, squalene epoxidase, which prevents the synthesis of ergosterol, the main component of the fungal cell membrane. Terbinafine tablets 250mg kills the fungus and prevents the infection from spreading, relieving symptoms caused by the infection, including, itching and inflammation.

What are the side effects of Terbinafine?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Terbinafine include: nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhoea headache, aching joints or muscles, dizziness or light-headedness, tiredness, sleepiness, taste changes.

When should Terbinafine not be used?

You should not use Terbinafine tablets 250mg if you:
  • are allergic to terbinafine or any ingredients in Terbinafine
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • are taking medicines that interact with Terbinafine, including: cimetidine for stomach ulcers, the antibiotic rifampicin, oral contraceptives, antidepressants including tricyclic antidepressants like desipramine and selective serotonine reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), beta-blockers for heart problems and high blood pressure, antiarrhythmics like flecainide, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, caffeine for headaches

What medications interact with Terbinafine?

Several medications interact with Terbinafine tablets 250mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Terbinafine or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that affect Terbinafine: cimetidine for stomach ulcers, the antibiotic rifampicin
  • Drugs that are affected by Terbinafine: oral contraceptives, antidepressants including tricyclic antidepressants like desipramine and selective serotonine reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), beta-blockers for heart problems and high blood pressure, antiarrhythmics like flecainide, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, caffeine for headaches

How should Terbinafine be taken?

You should take your Terbinafine tablets 250mg with a glass of water and with food, once daily at the same time each day. The duration of your treatment depends on what you are being treated for, the severity of your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. For most fungal infections you should continue to take your Terbinafine tablets 250mg for 2-6 weeks until the infection has cleared up; for nail infections it may take up to 3 months.

How long should you take Terbinafine?

For most fungal infections you should continue to take your Terbinafine tablets 250mg for 2-6 weeks until the infection has cleared up; for nail infections it may take up to 3 months.

Missed dose of Terbinafine

If you miss a dose of Terbinafine tablets 250mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Terbinafine be stored?

You should store your Terbinafine tablets 250mg below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light.

All medicines have risks and benefits, and individual results may vary. Only purchase medicines from this site in accordance with the advice you have obtained from an appropriate medical professional.
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