The drug "Terbinafine" is producedin the form of tablets or ointments and is intended for the treatment of various fungal diseases. The drug "Terbinafine" (ointment) contains 1% of the same substance and is released in tubes of 10 and 15 grams.
The pharmacological effects of this druginstruction for its use is described as follows. It is active against dermatophytes, yeast fungi, Pityrosporum orbiculare. The active substance of the drug relative to pathogens has either fungistatic (suppressive development) or fungicidal (pernicious) nature, which depends on the type of fungus. Absorption in the case of external application is 5%, and, hence, the drug also has a slight systemic effect.
Medicinal product for topical application"Terbinafine" - ointment, the instruction for the use of which lists the following indications for its purpose: fungal skin lesions caused by dermatophytes, candidiasis and multicolored lichen. Whether the active substance of this ointment has a negative effect in pregnancy is not known, since no relevant studies have been conducted. At the same time, experiments conducted on animals did not reveal any adverse effects of the drug on the fetus.
The only contraindication to the appointmentThe drug "Terbinafine" (ointment) is the increased sensitivity of patients to its components. However, some conditions require special care in the treatment of a medicament. Here is their list: renal and / or hepatic insufficiency, oppression of the hematopoietic function of the bone marrow, alcoholism, metabolic disorders, oncological diseases, occlusive pathology of the vessels of the extremities, the period of breastfeeding, pregnancy. It is used with caution for the treatment of children under the age of twelve (due to insufficient experience in therapy).
Dosage and route of administration"Terbinafine" (ointment) instruction for its use describes as follows: it is applied externally to the lesion and surrounding tissue with a thin layer once or twice a day, lightly rubbing. Directly before applying the medicine, the skin needs to be cleaned and dried. The duration of the course of therapy depends on the severity of the disease and is, on average, from 2 to 4 weeks.
Regarding the multiplicity and duration of treatment with the drug "Terbinafine" (ointment), the instruction for its use, depending on the pathology, recommends the following schemes:
1. Dermatomycosis of feet, legs, trunk - once a day, for a week.
2. Cutaneous candidiasis - 2 weeks for 1 - 2 times a day.
3. Lichen multicolored - 2 weeks 1-2 times a day.
Overdose of this medicine in case of hisexternal use is unlikely. If the drug is accidentally ingested, the following symptoms may occur: nausea, headache, stomach pain, dizziness, rash, frequency of urination.
To treat this condition, activated charcoal is used, and, if necessary, maintenance symptomatic therapy is provided.
When treating with the drug "Terbinafine" (ointment)the instruction for its use gives the following recommendations: to prevent the recurrence of the disease, it should be excluded that the medication is not taken regularly and / or that the course of therapy is prematurely discontinued. If, 2 weeks after the start of treatment, there is no improvement in the condition, it is necessary to re-determine the causative agent of the pathology and its sensitivity to the drug.
This drug has a number of analogues, here are some of them: Terbinafine Teva, Tsidokan, Terbinafine-MFF, Terbized-Ajio, Onihon and others.