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Overview

Introduction of Terbest Cream

Terbest Cream is an antifungal medicine used to treat a wide range of fungal infections of the skin and nails, including ringworm. It works by killing the fungus that causes the infection.

Terbest Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. If you stop taking this medicine too early, the fungus may continue to grow and the infection may return or worsen.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor will monitor your liver function regularly with the help of blood tests during treatment.

Uses of Terbest Cream

Terbest Cream side effects

Common
  • Skin peeling

How to use Terbest Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Terbest Cream works

Terbest Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Terbest Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Terbest Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Terbest Cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Terbest Cream?

If you miss a dose of Terbest Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Terbest Cream helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • It can make your skin more sensitive to sun. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.
  • Avoid getting in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Terbest to work on the skin?

Terbest being an antifungal medicine acts on the skin and cures superficial fungal infections. The usual dosage of Terbest is once or twice daily. The duration of the treatment varies from 1 to 2 weeks depending upon the type of fungal skin infection. The doctor may even extend the duration of the therapy depending upon the person’s response to the medication. You will be able to notice the response of the drug within a few days, but you still need to continue the medication for the prescribed duration to cure the fungal infection completely. Do not stop the therapy without completing the course.

Q. How long can I use Terbest?

Terbest usually takes a few days to relieve the symptoms. But, since fungal infections affect multiple layers of the skin, you may need to continue the medication for the prescribed duration to get cured completely. For various fungal infections, the duration of treatment varies from 1 to 2 weeks and can be extended up to 4 weeks. Irregular use or stopping the treatment before the prescribed time increases the risk of relapse of the infection. In case you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms within the prescribed duration, kindly consult your doctor immediately.

Q. What is Terbest?

Terbest is an antifungal medication which is used to treat superficial fungal infections. It acts by damaging the cell wall of the fungus which leads to the death of the fungal cell. It is used to treat fungal infections like pityriasis versicolor which causes white spots on the face, athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.

Q. How do we apply Terbest on skin?

Clean and dry the affected skin properly. Then, apply a thin layer of Terbest on and around the affected skin. Rub it in gently. Do not cover the area after applying the cream unless specified by the doctor. However, if infection is present under the breasts, between the fingers, buttocks or in the groin, then the cream should be applied properly and the skin may be covered with a sterile dressing. Avoid contact of medication with the eyes, nose, mouth, or other mucous membranes. Inform your doctor in case of any signs of increased irritation, redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing.

Q. Is Terbest safe in children?

Terbest has been approved for use only in patients above 12 years of age. The safety of the medication has not been approved in the pediatric population. Refrain from using it in children less than 12 years of age unless prescribed by the doctor.

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