I was given terbinafine for toe nail fungal infection in Sept 2008. During the first two weeks I felt malaise, dizziness and fatigue and when I went for a walk my legs were wobbly. I changed to a lacquer after four weeks, but now, I sept 2009, I still feel weak and fatigued and this is very distressing. Can this be ascribed to the terbinafine and how could I prove it?
Highly unlike that these symptoms which have persisted for a year is due to side effects from terbinafine, but then it may be. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor
I came across your review... I understand that it’s been long time ago now but can you please give us an update of how you’re doing now ? When did the symptoms actually go away ? About a month and a half ago i took Terbinafine for 20 days without any side effects but then at day 21 I started feeling weak, fatigued and dizzy all day long without improvement. On day 26 and after testing my blood, brain and any possible cause other than the medication itself, I decided to stop taking it. No one doctor was totally convinced it was actually the cause of my symptoms and I did my own research and found out about the long terminal half life of this medication... I mean after doing the calculations and with a Terminal half life of 200-400 hours it would take up to 3 months til the medication actually gets cleared from one’s system. Today is day 17 after stopping the med and Im terrified symptoms won’t improve any soon as I have so many things to do and it’s definetly affecting my quality of life. I actually work in the medical field, I read about the medication before taking it and got many medical good opinions about how safe this drug is. But after this i can tell that it’s definetly not worth it to put one’s whole body system under such a horrible stress. Please let me know when did your complaints actually stop and if there’s anything I can do about it to make things easier.
- Terbinafine Information for Consumers
- Terbinafine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Terbinafine (detailed)
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