|| Terbinafine Hydrocloride
|| Dr. Reddy’s
What is Terbinafine?
Terbinafine Hydrochloride belongs to a class of medications called antifungals. It can be used to treat fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails. The medication works by killing fungi that is causing an infection. Some patients may also use it to treat skin infections such as jock itch and athlete’s foot.
How is Terbinafine used?
Terbinafine is usually taken once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy. Continue to take the medication until the prescribed cycle is complete as stopping the medication abruptly may allow the infection to return and causing the fungi to become harder to treat.
Patients using Terbinafine may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Change or loss of taste
- Swollen lymph glands
- New signs of infection
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Terbinafine is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.