Lamisil Tablets are indicated for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail or fingernail due to dermatophytes.
Lamisil comes as a tablet to take orally. It is usually taken once a day for 6 weeks for fingernail fungus and once a day for 12 weeks for toenail fungus. Take Lamisil exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Your fungus may not be completely cured until a few months after you finish taking Lamisil. This is because it takes time for a healthy nail to grow in.
Do not take Lamisil without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it, liver disease, kidney disease, problems with your immune system, or blood problems.
You may not be able to take Lamisil, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Lamisil is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Lamisil without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Lamisil passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Possible Side Effects
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Lamisil and seek emergency medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); a rash; changes in vision; or blood problems (detected by blood tests).
In rare cases, Lamisil has caused severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in liver transplant or death. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, or clay colored stools. These symptoms may be early signs of liver damage.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Lamisil and talk to your doctor if you experience nausea, upset stomach, or heartburn; diarrhea or flatulence; headache; or taste disturbances or a loss of taste.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Store tablets below 25o C (77o F); in a tight container. Protect from light.
Clinical experience regarding overdose with Lamisil Tablets is limited. The symptoms of overdose included nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, rash, frequent urination, and headache. Seek emergency medical attention.
Avoid alcohol or use it in moderation while taking Lamisil. Alcohol and Lamisil can both affect the liver.
Lamisil Tablets are contraindicated if you have a hypersensitivity to Lamisil.
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