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Generic: terbinafine
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It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections
               



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What is this medicine?

TERBINAFINE (TER bin a feen) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • drink alcoholic beverages
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to terbinafine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • thioridazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • beta- blockers
  • caffeine
  • cimetidine
  • cyclosporine
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole and ketoconazole
  • medicines for irregular heartbeat like amiodarone, flecainide and propafenone
  • rifampin
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care provider regularly. Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain on your right upper side, yellow skin, dark urine, light stools, or are over tired. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, you will need to have important blood work done.

               
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