Terbinafine cream is a medication used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is a topical antifungal medication that works by inhibiting the growth and spread of fungi that cause skin infections. The active ingredient in terbinafine cream is terbinafine hydrochloride, which is an allylamine antifungal agent.
How To Use Terbinafine Cream
- Clean and dry the area of the skin well before putting on the cream.
- Put a small amount of the cream on the areas of skin that are affected and the area around it. Do this once or twice a day, depending on how bad the infection is.
- Gently massage the cream into the skin until it is completely soaked in.
- Make sure to wash your hands after you put on the cream unless you are using the cream specifically for treating your hands.
- Keep using the cream as directed by your doctor until they say you can stop, even if you start feeling better.
Benefits Of Terbinafine Cream
Here are some of the benefits of using terbinafine cream:
Effective treatment: Terbinafine cream is an effective treatment for fungal skin infections and can help relieve symptoms such as itching, burning, and scaling.
Short treatment duration: Treatment with terbinafine cream usually lasts for 1-4 weeks, depending on the type and severity of the fungal infection, which means that it can provide relief relatively quickly.
Topical application: Terbinafine cream is applied topically to the affected area(s) of the skin, which means that it has a lower risk of systemic side effects compared to oral antifungal medications.
Convenient: Terbinafine cream is easy to apply and can be used at home, which can be more convenient than visiting a healthcare provider for treatment.
Safe for most people: Terbinafine cream is generally safe for most people to use, although it may not be appropriate for people with certain medical conditions or who are taking certain medications.
Side Effects Of Terbinafine Cream
Common side effects:
- Dry skin
- Skin irritation
Precautions Of Terbinafine Cream
Here are some precautions to be aware of when using terbinafine cream:
- If you have allergies to terbinafine or other antifungal medicines, you shouldn’t use terbinafine cream.
- People with liver or kidney problems, and weak immune systems, need to use Terbinafine cream with care. It’s very important to let your doctor know about any health conditions you have before you begin treatment.
- Terbinafine cream can cause problems if you take it with certain other medications, like some antidepressants and antipsychotics. It’s important to inform your doctor about any other medicines you are taking before starting treatment.
- Terbinafine cream should be used carefully when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, but only if the good effects are more than the possible risks. Before using terbinafine cream, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
- Do not get Terbinafine cream near your eyes or on sensitive areas of your body. If it touches your eyes, clean them with water.
- Don’t share things like towels or clothes with others because you can spread fungal skin infections to them.