Terbinafine

Terbinafine is used to treat infections caused by fungus. These organisms can infect the skin, scalp, fingernails, toenails, mouth, intestinal tract and vagina.

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What is this medication ​​used for

Terbinafine is used to treat infections caused by fungus. These organisms can infect the skin, scalp, fingernails, toenails, mouth, intestinal tract and vagina.

This medicine may also be used for conditions as determined by your doctor.

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Dosage and How ​to Use

This medicine should be taken with meals to increase absorption in your stomach.

For effective treatment, you should complete the full course of medication prescribed, even though there are signs of improvement. This is because fungal infections usually take some time to clear up. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return.

Missed a Dos​e

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.

Do not double the next dose to make up for the missed dose.

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Side Effects, Precautions, Contraindication

What possible side effects may it cause? 

Some side effects of this medicine are not unusual. If any of the following effects persist or are severe, consult your doctor:

  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset. Taking this medicine with food usually relieves these effects 
  • Diarrhoea
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​​​For patients taking terbinafine:

  • Taste disturbances or a loss of taste may occur 
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks while you are taking this medicine. Alcohol and this medicine can both affect the liver. It is important that you check with your doctor immediately if you persistently experience any discomforts of liver disease (e.g., nausea or vomiting, lack or loss of appetite, general feeling of tiredness or weakness, stomach pain, yellow eyes or skin, dark urine, or pale stools).​
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​Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you develop a new rash soon after starting the medication or if these additional effects occur, as they may indicate more serious side effects:

  • high fever
  • dark colored urine
  • pale colored stool
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • yellow eyes or skin

What precautions​ should I take?

  • For women: Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Inform your doctor of any other medications that you are taking.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
  • Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

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Handling and Storage

  • Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.
  • Do not keep this medicine with other medications in the same container. Keep each medicine separately in labeled containers.

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When in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist

National Skin Centre
1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205
Tel: 63508454​​

Dec 2016​

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