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Terbinafine topical Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to terbinafine topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical solution, topical spray

Along with its needed effects, terbinafine topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking terbinafine topical:

Rare

  • Dryness
  • redness
  • itching
  • burning
  • peeling
  • rash
  • stinging
  • tingling
  • or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to terbinafine topical: topical cream, topical gel, topical solution, topical spray

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included burning or irritation (1.3%), itching (1.1%), skin exfoliation (1%), and erythematous rash (0.9%).[Ref]

General

Therapy was discontinued in clinical trials by 0.2% of patients treated with terbinafine solution and 0.6% of patients treated with placebo.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Lamisil (terbinafine)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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