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Lamisil Spray is a topical antifungal medication used to treat various fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It contains the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride, which works by stopping the growth of fungi.
Lamisil Spray may not be appropriate for everyone, and you should consult with your healthcare provider before use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain medical conditions. Additionally, if your symptoms do not improve after using the medication as directed, you should contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment.
Uses and Dosage
To use Lamisil Spray, you should first clean and dry the affected area. Then, shake the can well and spray a thin layer of the medication over the affected area and the surrounding skin. You should be sure to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or on the medication label.
To use Lamisil Spray for fungal skin infections:
- Clean and thoroughly dry the affected area before applying the medication.
- Apply enough Lamisil Spray to wet the skin on and around the affected area, usually once or twice daily as directed on the product package.
- Wash your hands after using the medication, unless the area being treated includes the hands.
- Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If you have any questions about how to use Lamisil Spray, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- If your doctor has prescribed this medication to you, use it as directed.
The recommended dosage of Lamisil Spray for adults and children 12 years and over is as follows:
- For athlete's foot between the toes, spray twice a day (morning and night) for 1 week or as directed by a doctor, while also wearing well-fitting, ventilated shoes and changing shoes and socks daily.
- For jock itch or ringworm, spray the affected area once a day (morning or night) for 1 week or as directed by a doctor.
Follow the instructions on the medication label and speak to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions about the dosage or application of Lamisil Spray.
Common Side Effects of Lamisil Spray (Terbinafine):
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Stomach pain or upset
Serious Side Effects of Lamisil Spray (Terbinafine):
- Blood in your urine or stools
- Butterfly-shaped skin rash on your cheeks or nose that worsens in sunlight
- Changes in your sense of taste or smell
- Clay-colored stools
- Dark urine
- Depressed mood
- Easy bruising
- Feeling anxious or restless
- Lack of interest in daily activity
- Little or no urinating
- Pale skin
- Purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin
- Rapid weight gain
- Skin sores
- Sleep problems
- Unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina or rectum)
- Upper stomach pain
- Weight loss due to taste changes or loss of appetite
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
Form and Strength
Lamisil Spray (Terbinafine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Lamisil Spray: Spray
- 1 %
- Avoid wrapping, covering, or bandaging the treated area unless specifically directed to do so by your doctor.
- Before using Lamisil Spray, speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Do not apply Lamisil Spray to the scalp or nails unless directed by your doctor.
- If you experience any side effects while using Lamisil Spray, such as rash, itching, or swelling, stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately.
- If your doctor has prescribed Lamisil Spray to you, use it exactly as directed.
- Lamisil Spray is for use on the skin only. Do not apply it to areas such as the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If it accidentally enters these areas, flush with plenty of water.
- Lamisil can interact with certain medications, such as some antidepressants and blood thinners. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medications you are taking before using Lamisil.
- Lamisil Spray should not be used for longer than the recommended duration or on a larger area of skin than recommended.
- Some people may experience side effects such as itching, redness, or a skin rash when using Lamisil Spray. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Speak to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Lamisil Spray, as the safety of this medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not well established.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after using Lamisil Spray unless the treated area includes the hands.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I accidentally get Lamisil Spray in my eyes or mouth?
If Lamisil Spray accidentally gets in your eyes or mouth, flush the area with plenty of water.
How long does it take for Lamisil to work?
The length of time it takes for Lamisil to work can vary depending on the severity of the infection and other factors. Improvement in symptoms can be seen within a few days to a week, but it may take several weeks for the infection to completely clear.
Can Lamisil cause liver damage?
In rare cases, Lamisil has been associated with liver damage. Monitor liver function while using this medication, and speak to your doctor if you experience any symptoms such as abdominal pain or jaundice.
It's important to purchase Lamisil Spray from verified Canadian pharmacy.