If fungus bother you but you do not know what medicine treats it, pay attention to Lamisil.
Lamisil is an antifungal medicine which has a broad pharmacological action. It contains an active ingredient Terbinafine. This ingredient changes an early stage of biosynthesis of sterols (natural binds which stimulates a growth of fungi). During the change of biosynthesis of sterols, there is a lack of this binds in the cells of fungi, so that they stop growing and gradually die.
Lamisil is released in the form of ointment and pills. A choice of the medical form depends on the severity of the fungous infection, site and originator of infection. Lamisil even in low concentration easily inhibits a development of dermatophyte, mold fungi, certain dimorphic fungus and also some yeast fungi.
A process of the change of biosynthesis of the nutritious binds happens slowly, and therefore a therapeutic effect occurs only during the prolonged and regular use of Lamisil.
Indications for the use
- Athlete’s foot
- yeast infections of the skin (including infections caused by Candida)
- pityriasis versicolor
- onychomycosis (only Lamisil tablets are used during this form of the disease)
- Fungus of head and hair
In what dose is Lamisil used?
Using Lamisil cream, area of the skin should be washed and dried. Cream is applied with a thin layer and slightly ribbed in. it is easily absorbed into the skin, and therefore there will be no signs of Lamisil in 2-3 minutes.
If mycosis and tinea versicolor, Lamisil cream is used once per day before sleeping. If skin candidiasis, or skin crevice, cream is applied 2 times per day (in the morning and evening).
Using Lamisil in the pills, it is necessary to detect an originator of infection. Pills provide a weaker action than cream during some forms of the fungal infections. Lamisil in pills is taken once per day in the dose of 250 mg. A length of the therapy is 2-6 weeks.
Children with the body weight less than 40 kg are recommended to take 125 mg of Lamisil per day.
In case of the overdose with Lamisil, there is a chance of the appearance of the allergic reaction and also increase of the side effects: headache, nausea, and vomiting. If overdose, it is recommended to have a symptomatic therapy and refuse from the use of Lamisil.
- Ethanol interacts with Lamisil and can increase a risk of liver toxicity, so that avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment
- Cimetidine increases the action of Lamisil and its concertation in the blood plasma, and therefore the dose of Lamisil should be lowered during the simultaneous use of these medicines.
- The irregular use of Lamisil or advanced end of the treatment can worsen the fungal infection
- Lamisil can be contraindicated patients with renal or hepatic failure, and therefore if you have pathologies of these organs, consult a doctor
- Children under 2 years old are not prescribed Lamisil
- Lamisil is not contraindicated during pregnancy but the treatment should be controlled by a doctor.