Lamisil is an antifungal medication that prevents fungus from growing on the skin. It is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, tinea, jock itch, and ringworm infections.
Wash the affected area with soap and water. Be sure the area is completely dry before applying cream. Apply a thin layer of medicine and rub in gently as directed by your doctor or the package labeling. If you are using Lamisil cream for athlete's foot, make sure you apply the medicine to the spaces between the toes. Wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes. Change shoes and socks at least once a day. Wash your hands immediately after using Lamisil cream unless your hands are part of the treated area. To clear up your infection completely, use cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you notice improvement in a few days.
Lamisil cream is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water. Do not use Lamisil cream on the nails or scalp. Do not use it for vaginal yeast infections. Lamisil cream should not be used in children younger than 12 years old without first checking with your child's doctor.
Avoid using the medicine if you have allergic reaction to the components, liver or kidney disease.
Possible side effect
No common side effects have been reported with this product. Severe allergic reactions are rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue.
Some medicines may interact with Lamisil cream. Because little, if any, of Lamisil cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
If you miss a dose of Lamisil AT cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Call emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include belly pain, sickness, retching, urinating, eruption or giddiness.
Store Lamisil cream between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Lamisil AT cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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