Terbinafine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Terbinafine?

(TER bin a feen)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a variety of yeast infections.

• It may take 10 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

Skin:

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

Oral:

• Make sure you have the right medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Diarrhea.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

• Skin irritation.

• Liver damage can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control...

 
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