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LAMIFIN FORTE TABLET

Tablet
MRP: Rs. 136 for 1 strip(s) (7 tablets each)
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Composition for LAMIFIN

Terbinafine(NA)

food interaction for LAMIFIN

alcohol interaction for LAMIFIN

pregnancy interaction for LAMIFIN

lactation interaction for LAMIFIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lamifin forte tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lamifin forte tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LAMIFIN

Terbinafine(NA)

Uses

Lamifin forte tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Lamifin forte tablet is an antifungal drug. It stops growth of fungi by inhibiting an important enzyme that results in reduced formation of ergosterol, a vital component of the outer protective layer of fungi which is essential for fungal growth.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Altered taste, Headache, Increased enyme level in blood, Indigestion, Skin redness, Visual impairment

SUBSTITUTES for LAMIFIN

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Expert advice for LAMIFIN

Liver function tests are advisable during treatment with terbinafine especially for people with liver diseases.Consult your doctor before taking terbinafine if you have or had,
  • Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by thick, scaly, itchy, dry, red and sometimes painful patches on the skin).
  • Lupus erythematosus (a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs).
  • Liver disease, Kidney problems or any disease which may affect your kidneys, Depression, Alcohol abuse or dependence, Blood related problems including low hemoglobin or red blood cells (anemia).
Consult your doctor if: 
  • You notice any symptoms of abnormal liver function such as - Persistent urge to vomit (nausea), loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), dark color urine or pale stools.
  • You feel depressed or experience any signs of depression. 
  • You experience any signs of serious skin reactions such as blisters, peeling of skin, swelling of face lips, tongue, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • Experience taste disturbances including loss of taste.
  • Experience smell disturbances including loss of smell.
  • You are diagnosed with abnormal structure, function or quality of blood cells (blood dyscrasias).
  • Terbinafine creams/ointments are meant for external use only.
  • Do not use terbinafine creams/ointments on the face. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water. Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands before applying terbinafine cream.For better treatment results, keep the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes. Do not rub or scratch the skin.

Frequently asked questions for LAMIFIN

Terbinafine

Q.Is terbinafine/bricanyl a steroid/sulfa drug?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of terbinafine is different from sulfa drugs

Q.Is terbinafine effective/ FDA approved/ contraindicated with asthma?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of terbinafine may vary upon individual response. It is FDA approved and is not contraindicated in asthma

Q.Is terbinafine safe or is terbinafine dangerous?
Terbinafine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is terbinafine used to treat ringworm?
Terbinafine can be used to treat fungal infections caused by ringworm (tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis) if considered appropriate depending upon severity and site of infection

Q.Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is used for?
Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is a trade name for active drug terbinafine. Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin

Q.Is Bricanyl available over counter?
It is available on doctor's prescription

Q.Can I take terbinafine/Lamisil with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine, azithromycin?
Lamisil is a trade name for active drug terbinafine. Terbinafine has no known serious drug interactions with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine or azithromycin. Inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of terbinafine treatment or aggravate side effects

Q.Does terbinafine interfere with birth control?
Yes. Concomitant use of terbinafine with birth control medications (oral contraceptives) may cause disturbances in menstrual periods

Q.Does terbinafine treat yeast infections/thrush/tinea versicolor?
Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal in the treatment of yeast fungal infections including thrush (yeast infection of skin) and tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discoloured skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)

Q.Can terbinafine cause constipation/ hair loss/weight gain/ increase blood pressure/ autism/ stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression?
No. Constipation, hair loss and increase in body weight / increase blood pressure/ autism/stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression are not among the known side effects of terbinafine

Q.How long can I take terbinafine for?
The duration of treatment with terbinafine varies depending upon the severity of infection, area infected and individual responses. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding the duration of use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)