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User Reviews for Terbinafine

Also known as: Lamisil, Terbinex

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Onychomycosis, Fingernail 12 reviews 20 medications
   
7.9
Tinea Capitis 3 reviews 14 medications
   
7.7
Onychomycosis, Toenail 204 reviews 21 medications
   
7.3
Tinea Pedis 12 reviews 129 medications
   
6.8
Tinea Cruris 1 reviews 114 medications
   
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Tinea Corporis 2 reviews 117 medications
   
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Cutaneous Candidiasis 2 reviews 67 medications
   
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Summary of Terbinafine reviews 236 reviews 6.6

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I had a toe nail fungus years ago, and used terbinafine. I didn't have any side effects. It cleared my toenail fungus. This is my second time using the medication, due to me getting toenail fungus again from a nail salon :( I'm very happy with the medication . It really works. My husband and I see changes already, clear beautiful toenails once again. I'm happy, and very satisfied ."

   
10

Keshia G (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "My husband suffered from toe nail fungus since I met him for years. One day he was given free samples of lamisil for a three month period. He took it and his toe nails miraculously cured! From super yellow nails that were impossible to cut to natural healthy nails. He worked in construction so wearing steel toe shoes did not helped. He got some back but after ten years, due to his job. It was not contagious though. I worked at Home Depot for a year and wore steel toe boots for protection and noticed a bit of fungus growing on my big toe!, I requested lamisil and the Dr. Was reluctant to prescribe it for the possible side effects, all bodies are different so let's see what happens. I don't believe in topical antifungal!"

   
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CYO October 10, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "My toenail fungus was severe. Five nails of ten were thickened and had shades ranging from yellow to brown to black. Started taking Terbisil in June 2017 and by the middle of July my toenails were visibly growing out. Went back to the doctor in October 2017 and she said two months really is the recommended time frame for taking the pills as it is most effective in treating the fungus. So I took the pills for 4wks first and now I have another 6 weeks to take. It was good treatment though. Side effects were non-existent. I imagine different folks have their own experience."

   
8.0

Dae Girl October 8, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "It is SO important to get rid of ALL of your shoes and socks at about the 3 month mark of taking the prescription, when you are starting to see healthy toe nail growth, or it will keep coming back. Definitely worth the sacrifice!!"

   
9.0

Jenner23 September 29, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I have toenail fungus for the past 5 years and I found this drug is magic. I have completed 3 months medication and I have another 3 months to go and my toenails are 80% better. So definitely recommend this medication."

Manjit chatha September 7, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I had nail fungus for about 30 years on two nails, it was starting to bother me, so I asked a podiatrist for an anti-fungal medication. I was given terbinafine for 3 months. For the last week of the medication and about 2 months after, I had mouth sores; very uncomfortable; I have never had them before. Also, it seemed to suppress my immune system; about 2 weeks after I stopped taking it I got the worst stomach virus I have ever had; I had a fever of 102 and slept for 36 hours straight; I was vacationing with five other people at the time including a 2 year old, a transplant recipient on immune suppressants and a 76 year old; no one else got more than a mild upset stomach for a day; I usually don't get sick; I guess I am out of space."

kfa (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I have been dealing with the fungus for ~25 years. Started with one and migrated to all of them. My PCP refused to put me on it for years. "May not even work? "Can cause liver damage." I have a history of HBP and cholesterol, but under control now without meds. I moved to Chicago, got a new PCP. Revisited it with him. Started the three month cycle. No side affects, very brief change in my tastebuds and liver fuction is normal. I read the reviews and did my due diligence. After three months I have seen a dramatic improvement. My feet were very dried out and scales. That is much better. Good nail beds are growing out. I am excited to see what happens now after the prescription is done. My nails were bad! Very happy I tried it!"

   
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Wagtom73 August 29, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Tinea Pedis: "Got rid of my toenail fungus. But I lost my sense of taste for 3 months. Nasty drug."

   
5.0

Anonymous August 23, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "After a few days of use I came down with flu like symptoms; nausea, migraine, runny nose, fever, chills, body pains, blurred vision, diarrhea. I ended up having to take 2 days off from work to recover from this drug. I would highly recommend using caution when taking. Will not be continuing..."

   
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Christine096 (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "My comments will be in 2 parts. Part 1) I've had fungus on my big toenails for the last 20+ years and have tried everything. In 2012, my primary doctor prescribed generic Lamisil (Terbinafine) which I took for about a month without issue. At refill time, the pharmacy changed to a different Terbinafine provider and told me not to be surprised by the difference in the appearance of the pills. After a week, I developed a rash on my upper body accompanied by fevers & chills. My doctor ordered me to discontinue the Terbinafine pills and the symptoms ended. At the time it wasn't clear if I had simply had an allergic reaction to a new ingredient in the 2nd batch of Terinafine pills. Regardless, I discontinued the pills and my fungus never cleared."

   
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WW-NJ (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 25, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "Part 2) Still frustrated by toenail fungus, in June 2017, I asked a foot doctor to prescribe generic Lamisil. Less than a week after I started taking it, I started getting fevers & chills, my urine turned dark, I had a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and felt itchy all over. I felt terrible but hoped I could get through it by taking Advil for the fevers/chills and Benydryl for the itching. Then I got a rash on my upper body again. None of the other side effects were going away. I discontinued use. Lab work showed my liver count was high. After a few days off Terbinafine all negative side effects have stopped. I will go back for lab work again next week and expect it to show my liver function to be normal. Use caution with this drug!"

   
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WW-NJ (taken for less than 1 month) July 21, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Tinea Pedis: "I can't believe how well this medicine worked! I had athlete's foot for five years on my left foot & for six months on my right foot. My entire left foot on the bottom & sides & in between my toes itched like crazy at times. Every day I suffered with my foot itching in the shower or whenever my foot sweated. I scratched so hard in the shower that my foot bled, and I really felt like I was suffering & that wasn't too strong of a word. I tried a few things that I read online & nothing helped. I finally tried Lamisil 1%, using it twice a day for six weeks & missing a few doses. Directions are for two weeks. It finally cured my athlete's foot! It's costly but worth every penny. I still use it occasionally to be on the safe side. I rate it 10*!"

   
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athlete's foot (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 18, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I was prescribed Lamisil for 3 months as an oral tablet to treat fingernail and toenail fungus. Topical medications did nothing. The fungus is basically cleared up on my toes but of the 5 fingernails that had it, only 3 responded. I had blood draws for liver function frequently and had no side effects from the medication. I do not drink alcohol so my liver was not under much stress. Since not all the fingernails have improved, I'm hoping I can start another 3 month treatment."

   
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caneartist1 July 15, 2017

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For Tinea Pedis: "Never works for me. N.B. I am talking about the ointment. It goes on greasy, is generally a nuisance, and then over the next couple of days the skin on top of my foot gets progressively puffier. The greasiness cannot be overstated. This makes the itching worse and you have to wear sandals even after you've quit using it."

   
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BernardShakey (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "Took terbinafine for 7 months & it has not led to any improvement in my toe nails-they are still discoloured with fungus which also causes some of the nails to thicken & become difficult to cut."

   
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fred man July 2, 2017

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For Cutaneous Candidiasis: "I had been taking 1 terbinafine tablet daily for intestinal candidiasis for almost 2 months when I got itchy red bumps on my legs, which soon spread to red bumps and blotches on my arms and upper chest along with incredible itching . After eliminating scabies as cause, terbinafine was identified as the culprit, since my only other prescription medication was Synthroid, which I have taken for more than 60 years without problems. I've been off terbinafine for 2 months. The bumps have all gone down, blotches are fading, and I no longer have the unbelievable itching, which I couldn't stop even with 30 mg. of dye-free Benadryl capsules. I will never take this drug again, even though it did help with the candida (assessed by delayed reaction to allergy testing)."

   
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MAROSE11 June 30, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I have suffered from toenail fungus for about 10 years finally gave up after trying everything over the counter and all home remedies doctor prescribed pills for six weeks after having blood work. Had labs done every six weeks for a total of nine months it does take about that time to start seeing a huge difference must take medication daily nail seem to grow slower during the process. The results are amazing I am showing off my toes after so many years"

   
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Sanders04 June 30, 2017

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For Tinea Pedis: "Great drug, zero side effects- I would not believe any of the horror story side effect posts. Absolutely zero side effects but clear toe nails and resolution of horrible itchy rashes that plagued the bottom of my feet for years. My liver was fine the whole time. A breeze. 3 month course."

cr38 June 22, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I have suffered from ugly fungus in my toe nails for over 40 years along with dry feet with skin scaling off all over. I tried just about every off the the counter medication to no avail. Finally, I decided to visit a podiatrist who prescribed a 3 months of Terbinafine treatment. I tested my liver before the treatment and then three times during and after treatment. The test results were good and there was no effects by the drug on my liver. During the first 2 weeks of treatment, I noticed a significant improvement in my dry feet. The scaling stopped completely and to my amazement, my feet looked healthy. The toe nails, however, took much longer to heal. Today, one year later my toe nails are completely clear and no signs of fungus period!"

   
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Charlie Tea (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 17, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "Unfortunately, this medicine gave me horrible hives. Instead I tried a mixture of vicks vaporub and athlete's foot medicine as recommended by my husband's doctor. Twice a day. Worked fantastic. Took about 6 to 8 months, but toes are now clear and healthy. Save your money."

   
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bllt2 June 17, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I have just finished my 12 week prescription of Terbinafine for my toenail fungus that effected my right big toenail which was bad, but not horrible and my 2 small toenails. I had read some of the other reviews and was worried about the side effects. I thankfully did not have any. My nails have cleared out wonderfully and cannot wait to see them when they are fully grown out."

   
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Pugglemommy2005 June 14, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "This medication can damage liver function. I was prescribed with Lamisil, after 3 days, I discovered my urine turned into dark tea color, I fell into sick. I go my liver test result came back, it showed my liver was damaged, it's 3 times beyond more than the normal result. I wasn't able to continue to use Lamisil. I also checked if I got any kind of hepatitis, the results came back which indicated that I had never been affected with any kind of hepatitis. Eventually it took me almost 1 year to recover from using Lamisil."

   
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Healthy Matt (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I am having good success with the treatment also, with no harmful effects. I have a little difficulty swallowing pills. One time I let the pill touch my tongue for a second and it tasted bad. After, I had bad taste in my mouth for a week! Finally, it went away. Now I always take it with food. Since then, no problem. Sometimes I put it in a teaspoon of jam and it goes right down."

   
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grandmaschina May 18, 2017

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For Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I'm in my second month of terbinafine. I noticed my nails were a lot more brittle to try and cut... I hadn't read that this might happen, but I didn't expect this...more to come..."

Floe April 9, 2017

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Lamisil (terbinafine) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: "I suffered from toenail fungus on my left big toe for ten years. After having no luck with over the counter medications I went to my dermatologist who prescribed a pain on one. I went through several months of using it and had zero improvement. My dermatologist then prescribed a 3 month treatment of terbinafine. I am now done with the treatment and my nail is about 75% clear! Had all of the blood work done and everything came back fine. I thought I was experiencing side effects the first few weeks but I think it was mostly in my head because I read all of these awful reviews. All I can say is that this literally has changed my life and I am so mad I didn't try to get prescribed to it ten years ago!!! 10/10 would recommend."

   
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Happy!!! April 5, 2017

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