Terbinafine - topical/cutaneous


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as ringworm, jock itch and athlete's foot.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Terbinafine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as a cream, gel or spray.

If you are using the cream or gel, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Rub the cream or gel gently on the skin until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.
If you are using the spray, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Wash the affected area with soap and water and dry completely before application.
  3. Spray directly onto the skin from a distance of 4-6 inches.
  4. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  5. Wash your hands after using.
  6. Replace the cap of the can.
Avoid application or contact of Terbinafine with your eyes or mouth. Rinse immediately with water if it gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

The dose of Terbinafine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the type and severity of your infection.

Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Terbinafine.

Do not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

Maintain good hygiene as this is important in managing fungal infections.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects.
What side effects could I experience?
Terbinafine may cause any of the following side effects: itching, scaling, cracking, redness, burning or stinging sensation on the application site.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using Terbinafine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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