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What is Lamisil Spray (Terbinafine) prescribed for?
Fungal infections are a common occurrence throughout the natural world. And within humans a fungal infection occurs when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body, and becomes too much for the immune system to handle. Fungus can live in anything, the air, soil, water, and in plants, as well as humans. And when in humans, in can lead to skin problems like rashes and bumps.
Terbinafine, the active ingredient in Lamisil Spray, is used to treat various types of fungus, such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch. This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis, which is a fungal infection that causes the lightening and darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms and legs. This medicine is what is known as an antifungal. Taking this medication will ultimately stop the growth of the fungus.
This medication is to be used on the skin only. Clean and dry the affected area. Then apply enough of the mediation to the wet skin on and around the affected area. This medication is usually used once or twice a day or as directed to you by your doctor. After use, wash your hands. And do not cover, wrap, or bandage the affected area unless otherwise told to do so by your doctor.
Do not apply this medication to any of the following areas; eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do per chance get the medication within these areas, make sure to flush with plenty of water.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, and your response to the treatment. Do not apply this more often or use longer then directed. It may cause a increase in the risk of side effects.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Terbinafine; or to other allylamine antifungals (e.g., naftifine); or to any other medications or allergies in general.
Also it is best to notify your doctor of your medical history. Inform you doctor if you have had any of the following; broken skin (lesions).
Some side effects may occur while taking this mediation, they are as follows; Burning, irritation, redness or itching at the application site may occur. However, if these symptoms do persist or worsen, it is best to consult with your doctor.
If you are experiencing any of these rare but very serious side effects, seek medical help right away. The side effects are as follows; blistering/swelling/oozing at the application site.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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