LAMISIL 1% cream 15 g
LAMISIL 1% cream 15 g
What LAMISIL 1% Cream is and what it is used
LAMISIL 1% Cream is an antifungal medicine that works by killing the fungus causing skin infections.
LAMISIL 1% cream is available without prescription to treat the following skin infections ( nevertheless have to use it carefully to get the best results) :
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) - fungus between the toes and foot fungus ) ;
Fungus in the groin (tinea cruris);
Cloth body - ringworm (tinea corporis);
Cutaneous candidiasis ( intertrigo , intertrigo);
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis (tinea) versicolor).
LAMISIL 1% cream has a long duration of action . When used according to the recommended dosage of less than 10 out of every 100 people suffering from athlete's foot are re-infection for 3 months following initiation of treatment.
How does LAMISIL 1% Cream
How to find out that you have any of these problems
Athlete's foot usually affects both legs, but not always . Most often occur between the fingers. Can be and instep , bottom or any other part of the feet. The most common type of athlete's foot causes cracking or peeling of the skin , but may also have mild swelling , blisters or sores .
However, if you have a fungal nail infection ( fungus in and under the nail ) , with discoloration of the nail and the nail structure change (thickening and friability ) , you should see a doctor because LAMIZIL 1% cream is not suitable for this type of infection. LAMISIL Tablets that prescription to be used for the treatment of nail fungus .
Fungi in the inguinal region appear in areas of the body where the skin can be folded and itchy , especially if wet . These are often the groin and inner thighs , and are usually affected both countries, but often one side is more affected than the other. Can subsequently spread between the legs and to the seat or up towards the stomach. Can also appear in the folds under the breasts , armpits or folded sections . The rash has a clear edge and may have blisters. Feels like itching.
Fungus on the body ( tinea ) can occur anywhere on the body but is most often found on the head , neck, face or hands . Usually appear as circular spots red rash , but can appear as scaly spots and itchy.
Skin candidiases ( intertrigo ) also appear in folded portions of the body where the skin is moist from sweating (e.g., below the chest or armpit ) . They normally occur in the elderly or obese patients , or those suffering from other diseases , such as diabetes . Cause redness, itching, scaling .
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) appears as scaly skin patches , white, due to loss of skin pigmentation . The spots are most pronounced in the summer, as the skin darkens around them normally. Occur mainly in the torso ( below the neck to waist ) , neck and arms , and can be resumed for months , especially in hot weather and sweating .
If you are unsure about the causes of your infection, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking LAMIZIL 1% Cream .
2 . What you should know before using LAMISIL 1% Cream
Do not use LAMISIL 1% Cream :
if you are allergic to the active ingredient Terbinafine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6).
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using LAMISIL 1% Cream .
LAMISIL 1% cream applied to the skin .
Do not use in the mouth or swallow.
Keep LAMISIL 1% cream away from your eyes. If LAMISIL 1% cream accidentally gets into your eyes , wipe it off and rinse thoroughly eyes with running water.
Consult your doctor if any discomfort continues .
Children and adolescents
Not recommended to use LAMISIL 1% cream in children under 12 years.
Other medicines and LAMISIL 1% Cream
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or have recently used it is possible to use other drugs.
Do not use other medicines on the treated area .
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant , ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. LAMISIL Cream 1% should not be used in pregnancy , unless clearly necessary . Do not use LAMIZIL 1% cream while breastfeeding. Do not allow babies to come into contact with the treated skin , including the chest.
Driving and using machines
LAMISIL Cream 1% did not affect the ability to drive and use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of LAMISIL 1 °% Cream
LAMISIL 1% cream contains :
Cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g., contact dermatitis) .
3 . How to use LAMISIL 1% Cream
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet, or as you told your doctor or pharmacist. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. It is important to use LAMIZIL 1% cream properly. Carefully follow the instructions. However, if you have a fungal nail infection ( fungus in and under the nail ) , with discoloration of the nail and the nail structure change (thickening and friability ) , you should see a doctor because LAMIZIL 1% cream is not suitable for this type of infection. LAMIZIL Tablets that prescription to be used for the treatment of nail fungus .
Instructions for use
Adults and children over 12 years:
When the tube is sealed with a protective membrane , drilled it by using the tip of the top of the cap ;
Clean and dry the affected skin and surrounding area and wash your hands ;
Open the tube and place a small amount of cream on her finger ;
Put the cap on the tube ;
Apply enough of the cream to apply a thin layer to the affected skin and surrounding areas;
Gently rub ;
Wash your hands after touching infected skin to not spread the infection to themselves or others.
If you treat the infection in areas where the skin is folded , you can cover the treated area with gauze dressing , especially at night. In this case, use a new , clean gauze every time you apply the cream.
How often and how long you should use LAMISIL 1% Cream
Apply LAMISIL 1% cream on the affected areas, as follows:
Cloth between the toes - 1 time a day for 1 week ;
Plantar -type tinea pedis ( athlete's foot ) - 2 times daily for 2 weeks ;
Fungus in the groin and fungi in the body - one a day for 1 week;
Skin candidiases ( intertrigo ) - 1 or 2 times daily for 1 or 2 weeks. They may be similar to the fungi in the inguinal area , or on the body, but candidiasis were observed in the elderly and obese patients with areas of the body where the skin is folded , and sweat , or in patients with other diseases , such as diabetes . For the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis may need longer treatment (2 weeks ) ;
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) - 1 or 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Use LAMISIL Cream 1% within the recommended treatment period , even if you notice improvement earlier. Usually improvement in symptoms is noticed within a few days, but the infection may recur if LAMISIL 1% Cream is not regularly used or use discontinued too early .
When using the 1% cream LAMISIL skin condition improved after several days. However, recovery of the affected skin once the infection has been eliminated, is obtained for a longer period - up to 4 weeks. LAMISIL 1% cream will continue to work even after you have completed the full course of treatment. Although then you will not use LAMISIL 1% cream , improvement should continue.
If you do not notice any signs of improvement after 2 weeks of treatment , please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How to support the treatment
To support the treatment , keep the affected area clean , and wash it regularly. Dry it carefully , without rubbing , asking gently . Try not to scratch the affected area , although it may itch because it can cause further complications and delayed healing or infection spreading .
Since these infections can be transmitted to other people , use individual cloth and clothes and share them with others. Routinely wash clothes and towels in order to prevent re-infection .
If you use more than the amount LAMISIL 1% Cream
If you or someone else accidentally swallows a small amount LAMISIL 1% Cream , check with your doctor or pharmacist who will advise you how to proceed .
If you forget to use LAMISIL 1% Cream
If you forget to apply LAMISIL 1% cream , apply it as soon as you remember and then continue as usual. If you remember during the next application , just apply a normal amount and then proceed as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
4 . Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
Stop using LAMISIL 1% Cream and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing;
Swelling of your face , lips, tongue , or throat ;
Intense itching of the skin, red rashes or blisters.
Some side effects are common ( may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Flaking , itching .
Some side effects are uncommon ( may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Skin lesions , boils , skin disorders , changes in skin pigmentation , redness , feeling of skin burning , pain, application site irritation at the application site .
Some side effects are rare ( may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Dry skin and eczema .
If LAMIASIL 1% cream accidentally gets into the eyes, can occur ocular irritation.
If you get any side effects , tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes all listed in this leaflet .
5 . How to store LAMISIL 1% Cream
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Keep tube closed in original container.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . Package Contents and more information
What does LAMISIL 1% Cream
The active substance is Terbinafine hydrochloride.
The other ingredients ( excipients ) are: purified water , sodium hydroxide , benzyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol , stearyl alcohol , polysorbate 60, isopropyl myristate .
Looks like LAMISIL 1% Cream and contents of the pack
LAMISIL 1% Cream is available in lacquered aluminum tube with or without membrane ( aluminum ) and closed with a polypropylene screw cap.
White, smooth or almost smooth cream with a brilliant hue.
Packing: 15 g, 30 g.
Not all pack sizes are marketed.