LAMISIL cream 1% 30 g
LAMISIL 1% Cream is an antifungal medicine that works by killing the fungi that cause skin infections.
LAMISIL 1% Cream is available without prescription to treat these skin infections (still need 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);
Fungi in the body - ringworm (tinea corporis);
Cutaneous candidiasis (intertrigo, intertrigo);
Colorful lichen (pityriasis (tinea) versicolor).
LAMISIL 1% Cream Long lasting. When used according to the recommended dosage, less than 10 of every 100 people suffering from athlete's foot have re-infection within 3 months after initiation of treatment.
How does LAMISIL 1% cream
How to understand that you have some of these problems
Athlete's foot usually affects both legs, but not always. Most often appear between the toes. 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 you may also have mild edema, blisters or sores.
However, if you have a fungal nail infection (fungus or under the nail), with discoloration of the nail and nail changes of structure (thickening, friability) should contact a doctor because LAMISIL 1% Cream is not suitable for this type of infection. LAMISIL tablets which are prescription should be used to treat nail fungus.
Fungus in inguinal areas appear in areas of the body where the skin can be folded and itchy, especially if it is wet. These are often the groin and inner thighs, as usually affected both sides, but often one side is more affected than the other. May subsequently spread between the legs and up to the seat or in the direction of 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 itching.
Fungus in the body (tinea) may occur anywhere on the body but 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 the folded areas of the body where the skin is moist from perspiration (for example in the breast or armpit). These usually occur in elderly or obese patients, or those suffering from other diseases, such as diabetes. Cause redness, itching, flaking.
Colorful lichen (pityriasis versicolor) appears on the skin as scaly spots, white, due to loss of skin pigmentation. The spots are most pronounced in the summer, because the skin around them darkens normal. Appear mainly in the torso (from the neck to the waist), neck and hands and can be resumed for months, especially in warm weather and sweating.
If you are not sure of the reasons for your infection, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking LAMISIL 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 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, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
Do not use other medicines on the treated area.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine. LAMISIL 1% Cream should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Do not use LAMISIL 1% cream while breastfeeding. Do not allow babies to come into contact with treated skin, including the breast.
Driving and using machines
LAMISIL 1% cream does not affect 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 (eg. 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 LAMISIL 1% cream properly. Carefully follow the instructions. However, if you have a fungal nail infection (fungus or under the nail), with discoloration of the nail and nail changes of structure (thickening, friability) should contact a doctor because LAMISIL 1% Cream is not suitable for this type of infection. LAMISIL tablets which are prescription should be used to treat 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 areas 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;
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 lint 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:
Fungus between the toes - 1 time a day for one week;
Plantar type tinea pedis (athlete's foot) - - 2 times a day for two weeks;
Fungi in the inguinal region and fungi on the body - 1 time 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 have a long-term treatment (2 weeks);
Colorful lichen (pityriasis versicolor) - 1 or 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Use LAMISIL Cream 1% within the recommended treatment period even noticing improvement earlier. Usually improvement of symptoms is observed within a few days, but the infection can recur if LAMISIL 1% Cream is not regularly used or use be 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 operate 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 two weeks of treatment, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How to support the treatment
To support the treatment, keep the affected area clean, as wash it regularly. Dry it carefully without rubbing, as asked gently. Try not to scratch the affected area, although it may itch, because it can cause further complication and delay the healing process or spread the infection.
Because these infections can be transmitted to others, 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 forgot to apply LAMISIL 1% cream, apply it as soon as you remember and then continue as usual. If you remember during the next application, simply apply the usual amount and then proceed as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up.
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 advice immediately if you get any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing;
Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat;
Severe itching of the skin, red rashes or blisters.
Some side effects are common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Peeling skin, itching.
Some side effects are uncommon (may affect up to 1 in every 100 people):
Skin lesion, scab, skin disorders, changes in the color of skin, redness, feeling of skin burning, pain, application-site irritation at the application site.
Some side effects are rare (may affect up to 1 in every 1000 people):
Dry skin, eczema.
If LAMISIL 1% cream accidentally gets into the eyes, may occur eye irritation.
If you get any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible effects not listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store LAMISIL 1% cream
Keep out of the reach and sight 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 the original packaging.
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. Contents of the pack and other information
What 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 LAMISIL 1% cream and contents of the pack
LAMISIL 1% Cream is available in lacquered aluminum tube with or without membrane (aluminum) and is closed with a polypropylene screw cap.
White, smooth or almost smooth cream with a brilliant hue.
Package: 15 g, 30 g.