TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)


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What is the proper dosing? What is 'pulse dosing' ?


What is pulse dosing ? is that when the pills are taken for 1 week and then rest for 2weeks or 3 weeks and then resume  this proces over for several months I was told this would eliminate the need for blood test monitoring etc Is this true?SAFE? ...
by carol leo in Delray Beach Florida, 01/02/2009

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

TERBINAFINE (By mouth)

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Lamisil

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Terbinafine (TER-bin-a-feen) Treats fungal infections of the toenails or fingernails.

When To Not Use TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to terbinafine.

How Should You Use TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • It may take several months for your infection to clear up completely and for healthy nails to grow out and replace the infected nails.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cimetidine (Tagamet®), rifampin (Rifaden®, Rifamate®, Rifater®), blood pressure medicine (carvedilol, metoprolol, timolol, Blocadren®, Coreg®, Toprol®), an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), or medicine for depression (amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, imipramine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, venlafaxine, Anafranil®, Aventyl®, Effexor®, Luvox®, Pamelor®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Norpramin®, Tofranil®).

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or HIV infection (AIDS).
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Unexplained fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, stomach pain, or upset stomach
  • Mild skin rash or itching
  • Unusual or bad taste in your mouth

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.0**

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

****

Ease of Use:

*

Overall Satisfaction:

*

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Reviews

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)
2.0

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Angela Bellamy, Northampton England - 11/02/2013

I am on the pulse method - one week on, 2 weeks off. I can take my levothyroxine tablets and they are a normal thing in my body, but before I take anything else I have to allow 5 clear days not taking terbinafine for them to get out of my system. If I don't my body shakes, I go very cold and my joints go stiff. My husband has to lift my legs up so I can get into bed.

TERBINAFINE (Oral) (Tablet)
2.0

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Angela Bellamy, Northampton England - 11/02/2013

I am on the pulse method - one week on, 2 weeks off. I can take my levothyroxine tablets and they are a normal thing in my body, but before I take anything else I have to allow 5 clear days not taking terminafine for them to get out of my system. If I don't my body shakes, I go very cold and my joints go stiff. My husband has to lift my legs up so I can get into bed.