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Lamisil tablets contain a medicine used to treat fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails.
How does this medication work?
Lamisil tablets work by stopping the growth of fungus, thereby treating your infection.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Lamisil tablets have been shown to improve or cure toenail and fingernail infections.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you take Lamisil tablets exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may start to notice an improvement in your symptoms after beginning treatment with Lamisil tablets. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your infection is being treated.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: headache, diarrhea, rash, upset stomach, abnormal liver function tests, itching, change in taste, nausea, abdominal (stomach area) pain, gas.
Less common side effects may include:
Liver problems, with symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, poor appetite, tiredness, vomiting, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, dark-colored urine, or pale or light-colored stools.
Depressive symptoms, such as feeling sad or worthless, change in sleep pattern, loss of energy or interest in daily activities, restlessness, or mood changes.
Serious skin or allergic reactions, with symptoms such as rash; hives; fever; swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble swallowing or breathing; or sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels.
New or worsening lupus (a disease that affects the immune system), with symptoms such as a skin rash that gets worse or is scaly, red, and shows scarring or a loss of skin color; or unusual sensitivity to the sun that can cause a rash.
Lamisil tablets may also cause smell disturbances (including loss of smell), or low white blood cell counts.
Do not take Lamisil tablets if you are allergic to them or any of their ingredients.
Do not take Lamisil tablets if you had liver disease for a long time or have active liver disease.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Lamisil tablets. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have or had liver problems, have a weakened immune system or lupus, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: The recommended dose is one 250-milligram (mg) tablet once a day for 12 weeks.
Adults: The recommended dose is one 250-mg tablet once a day for 6 weeks.
Take Lamisil tablets exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Lamisil tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Take Lamisil tablets with or without food.
Do not expose yourself to sunlamps or tanning beds, and try to limit your time in the sun, as Lamisil tablets can increase your sensitivity to light. If you need to be outdoors, use sunscreen and wear a hat and loose-fitting clothes that protect your skin from the sun.
If Lamisil tablets are taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Lamisil tablets may interact with numerous medications. Therefore, it is very important that you tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking.
The effects of Lamisil tablets during pregnancy are unknown. The ingredients in Lamisil tablets can be found in your breast milk if you take them while breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are taking Lamisil tablets. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Lamisil tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose (less than 4 hours), skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature. Protect from light.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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