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Terbinext Cream

Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Terbinext Cream is 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.

Terbinext Cream is for external use only. It should be used in the dose and duration suggested by the doctor. Applying it at the same time every day will help you remember to use it. 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. Do not stop using it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop using this medicine too early, the fungus may continue to grow and the infection may return or worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include application site reactions like burning, irritation, itching, and redness and skin peeling. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. Avoid direct contact with eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water. You must inform your doctor if there’s no improvement even after four weeks of treatment.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Terbinext Cream

Benefits of Terbinext Cream

In Fungal skin infections

Terbinext Cream is an antifungal medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus causing the infection. This will relieve symptoms of itching, soreness, and irritation and clear up the rash on your skin. This medicine is effective in treating a wide range of fungal infections all over the body including athlete’s foot. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from coming back.

Side effects of Terbinext Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Terbinext

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Skin peeling

How to use Terbinext 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 Terbinext Cream works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Terbinext 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Terbinext 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 forget to take Terbinext Cream?

If you miss a dose of Terbinext 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Terbinext 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Allylamine
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Terbinext with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pencil
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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tinea versicolor on back.happens evey summer.i jv used terbinext,candid tv lotion.pls suggest me some powder or soap to remove it as creams are costly.ketop z soap or powder
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Use onabet cream twice a day meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
I have skin fungal infections tell me the medicins
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Plz visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment meanwhile apply onabet cream twice a day for few days
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FAQs

Q. What is Terbinext Cream?

Terbinext Cream is a medication used to treat superficial fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch. It also helps to treat fungal skin infections like pityriasis (tinea versicolor), which causes white or dark pigmentation on the face, neck, chest, arms or legs. It acts by killing the causative fungus, thereby treating the infection.

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

Terbinext Cream being an anti fungal medicine acts on the skin and cures the fungal skin infections. The usual dosage of Terbinext Cream 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 see noticeable results 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 using it without completing the course.

Q. How do we apply Terbinext Cream on skin?

Clean and dry the affected skin properly. Then, apply a thin layer of Terbinext Cream on and around the affected skin gently. Do not cover the area after applying the cream unless specified by the doctor. However, if the 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 getting the medicine into the eyes, nose or mouth. Inform your doctor in case of any signs of increased irritation, redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling or oozing.

Q. How long can I use Terbinext Cream?

Terbinext Cream 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. Is Terbinext Cream safe in children?

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

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B-407 – Imperial Heights, Opp. Big Bazzar, 150ft Ring Road, Rajkot – 360005 (Gujarat, India)
Country of Origin: India
MRP
110
30 gm in 1 tube
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