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Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1% Cream
What is this medicine?
TERBINAFINE is an antifungal. It is used to treat skin infections caused by certain types of fungus.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to terbinafine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and after use. If treating hand or nail infections, wash hands before use only. Apply enough product to cover the affected skin or nail and surrounding area. Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not use more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop using this medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without telling your doctor or health care professional. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve after 1 week. Some fungal infections can take a long time to be cured. Be sure to finish your full course of treatment.
After bathing, make sure to dry your skin completely. Most types of fungus live in moist environments. Wear clean socks and clothing every day.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- skin rash, itching
- blistering, increased redness, peeling, or swelling of the skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- dry skin
- minor skin irritation, burning, or stinging
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 5 abd 25 degrees C (41 and 77 degrees F). Do not refrigerate. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.