Terbinafine is a custom pharmacy drug classified as an antifungal. Terbinafine is used to treat yeast and fungal infections. It combats fungus by stopping its growth. Terbinafine is most often used to fight infections of the fingernails, toenails, and scalp, as well as ringworm and jock itch.
Terbinafine comes in various forms for usage depending on a patient's condition. It is often administered as a tablet or as granules, both for oral delivery. Granules are usually taken with food. Tablets can be taken with or without food. The tablets are given once per day and typically taken, on average, for about six weeks for fingernail infections, and twelve weeks for toenail infections. If sprinkling the granules on soft food, swallow your spoonful, do not chew.
Side effects may differ from person to person with the use of any drug or medication. You may experience several, a few, one, or zero side effects while using terbinafine and unfortunately there is no way to know which, if any, side effects you will experience in advance of your course. With this in mind it is important to talk to your doctor at your initial consultation. Ask your doctor to explain all possible side effects, this way you will know what to expect and how to respond if you do experience any. Common side effects seen with terbinafine are:
Always seek medical assistance if you feel it is warranted. Always seek medical assistance if any side effects are increasing in intensity and/or lingering.
Some users may experience severe side effects. If you experience anything that feels severe, see your doctor immediately, or seek prompt medical attention at a healthcare center. Some of the more common severe side effects are listed below.
If you are considering the use of terbinafine, talk to your doctor, have a full medical screening, and allow your doctor to make the decision as to whether terbinafine will be safe and effective for you and your condition.
Talk to your doctor before using any form of terbinafine if any of the aforementioned applies to you.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Terbinafine may be contraindicated or inadvisable for some patients due to many and various issues. Talk to your doctor at your initial consultation and discuss the risks, warnings, and potential contraindications associated with the use of this drug.
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