Without a Prescription
Lamisil is a kind of drug that belongs to the group of medicines called antifungal. Lamisil is just like an antibiotic but is prescribed to treat fungal infections.
Lamisil is mainly prescribed to treat fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails. Lamisil may also be prescribed for purposes not mentioned here.
Lamisil belongs in the FDA pregnancy category B. Lamisil may cause severe side effects to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor first before you use Lamisil if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during the treatment period.
Lamisil was noted to pass into the breast milk of nursing mothers therefore; it may affect a nursing baby. Consult your doctor first before you take Lamisil if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Before you take Lamisil, tell your doctor or pharmacist first if you have any of the following conditions:
- Blood problems;
- History of allergic reactions;
- Immune systems problems;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
Follow the exact directions given to you by your doctor. You may also ask your doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or any other health care professional for things that you do not understand.
Take each dose of Lamisil with a full dose of water. Do not increase or decrease your Lamisil dosage without the prescription of your doctor. Take the entire Lamisil dose given to you. It may take several months before your fingernail or toenail infection will be fully cured.
Obtain your Lamisil dose from your doctor. Dosage of Lamisil may vary from person to person.
Symptoms of Lamisil overdose may include the following:
- Abdominal pain;
- Frequent urination;
- Poor coordination;
- Shortness of breath;
Talk to your doctor immediately if you feel any of the above-mentioned symptoms of Lamisil overdosage. Also, seek for an immediate medical attention if you suspect any other overdose of Lamisil medication or if you feel any unusual or bothersome effects cause by Lamisil medicine.
Immediately take the missed dose of Lamisil as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for your next Lamisil dose, skip the missed one and take your regular scheduled Lamisil dose. It is important not to double take Lamisil medication.
Like any other drugs or medication do, Lamisil may also entail some serious and less serious side effects. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of these or if any of these side effects continue to occur. Side effects of Lamisil may include the following:
- Allergic reactions such as swelling of face, lips, tongue, or face; hives; difficulty breathing; and closing of throat;
- Blood problems;
- Changes in vision;
- Loss of taste;
- Nausea, stomach upset, or heartburn;
- Severe liver damage;
Other side effects not mentioned here may also occur. Notify your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the above-mentioned side effects of Lamisil or if you feel anything unusual or bothersome side effects cause by Lamisil medication.
Other medication may interfere with the function of Lamisil. Notify your doctor immediately if you are using any of the following other medicines together with Lamisil:
- Cimetidine such as tagamet and tagamet hb;
- Cyclosporine such as sandimmune and neoral;
- Rifampin such as rifadin and rimactane;
There are also many other drugs not mentioned here that may interfere with the function of Lamisil. Consult your doctor or pharmacist first before taking or buying any other prescription medicines or over-the-counter medicines.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Lamisil may also be known as:
- EU 2000;
- Piecidex NF;