Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)
What is Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) used for?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) is used as a treatment for fungal infections of the fingernail and toenail. This medication is a type of antifungal which treats fungal infections by inhibiting the growth of the fungus that causes the infection.
How should I use Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) tablets should be taken orally. The dosage required depends on the condition being treated, and you should always follow the instructions of your physician. Some patients suffering from a fingernail infection may be told to take it once per day for a period of 6 weeks. Toenail infections may require a longer treatment, possibly 12 weeks. Follow the instructions of your physician, as the dosage may vary for each patient, and be aware that your condition may not be completely cured for a number of months after you finish treatment with this medication, as it may take some time for a new, healthy nail to grow.
What are the side effects of Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL)?
Some side effects of Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL) include:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you experience any other more serious side effects, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Terbinafine (Terbinafine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.