What is lamisil?
Lamisil is a new antifungal medicine of the broad-spectrum action. Its active ingredient Terbinafine is added to the list of medicines with allylaminecompound.
Lamisil has fungicide action in therapeutic concentrations as to dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The action to yeast can be fungicidal or fungistatic depending on the type of fungus.
The pharmacological action of Terbinafine is conditioned by blocking enzymes which favor biosynthesis of bacteria. The intensity of the pharmacological activity of Lamisil depends on the type of the causative agent of the fungal infections. The causative agents are not killed during some types of the fungal infection; their activity is just reduced, and the ability for further development is neutralized.
If it is not enough for the complete treatment of the fungal infection symptoms, Lamisil penetrates inside cells of bacteria, damages their biosynthesis, and provides a disinfecting effect killing the causative agents.
Directions for the use:
Lamisil is prescribed for the external fungal infections: mycosis of hair, fungal infections of nails, and also pityriasisversicolor, as well as dermatomycosis of the body, legs, and feet.
Lamisil may be used for the treatment of the yeast infections of the skin caused by Candida, especially if the use of other antifungal medicines did not give an effective therapeutic action.
Usage and dosage of Lamisil
Lamisil cream is applied to the clean and dry part of the skin. Cream is applied to the affected part and area round it. Then, cream is slightly rubbed into the skin. Lamisil has a mild structure, and therefore it is easily absorbed without any efforts.
Lamisil cream should be better applied in the evening, before going to bed, once per day. In case of severe forms of the fungal infections with the intense symptoms, Lamisil can be used 2 times per day (in the morning and evening).
The therapeutic effect starts quickly, and therefore the treatment lasts for not more than 2 weeks. In case of the relapse of the fungal infection symptoms after the end of Lamisil therapy, the course of the treatment may be repeated.
Side effects of Lamisil
On the places of Lamisil application the patient may have local side effects: redness, itching, or burning, and light inflammation. These side effects appear in single cases and quickly pass.
Using Lamisil the systemic side effects do not appear because Terbinafine does not come to the systemic blood flow ant acts in the area of the application.
Despite Lamisil is not absorbed into the blood, it is not recommended during pregnancy. In case of the urgent need to use cream during pregnancy, it is recommended to consult a medical specialist.
In order to avoid the intense side effects, patients with high sensitivity to Terbinafine, or other ingredients containing in the medicine are not recommended to use Lamisil.
Advantages of Lamisil:
- Lamisil has a broad-spectrum action and may be used in the treatment of most known external fungal diseases. The efficiency of the medicine is 84%
- According to data of the clinical results, Lamisil is more effective than fluconazole, and ketoconazole
- Lamisil almost does not have contraindications and is allowed for children
- Bacteria do not develop resistance to Terbinafine, and therefore there is no reduction of the medicine efficiency
- Lamisil has the best quality-price ratio among all analogical antifungal medicines on the market.