LAMISIL CREAM 30G
Active substance(s): TERBINAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
TERBINAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE 1%CREAM
Important information about some of the ingredients of Lamisil
cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol: May cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
For other ingredients see Section 6.
3. HOW TO USE LAMISIL CREAM
The name of your medicine is as above and will be referred to as
Lamisil Cream throughout the following leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
Your doctor will decide the right amount of Lamisil Cream for you to
use and will tell you for how long to use your medication.
Apply the cream once or twice a day, for one to two weeks, but this
will depend upon the type and area of infection. Infections usually
appear to improve within a few days of starting to use Lamisil
Cream, but may reappear if the cream is not applied regularly or is
stopped too early.
Directions for use:
Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your
hands. Treatment can be helped by keeping the affected areas
clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own
clean towels and clothes, and not rubbing or scratching the
Unscrew the cap then gently squeeze out a small amount of the
cream onto your finger.
Apply just enough cream to form a thin layer on the affected
skin and surrounding areas.
Rub in gently. When used between the toes, buttocks or on the
groin, the treated area may be covered with a light, fresh gauze
strip, especially at night.
6. Further information.
Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands.
1. WHAT LAMISIL CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Even though you will not be using Lamisil Cream during the second
week for Athlete’s foot, full skin healing after the infection has
cleared will continue for up to 4 weeks. If you have not noticed any
signs of improvement within 2 weeks of first starting treatment,
please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Lamisil Cream is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Lamisil Cream
3. How to use Lamisil Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lamisil Cream
Lamisil Cream is used to treat patients with fungal and certain yeast
infections of the skin. It attacks and kills the fungus or yeast which
is causing your infection.
2. BEFORE YOU USE LAMISIL CREAM
Use in Children is NOT recommended, since there are no data to
support use in this population.
Do NOT use Lamisil Cream if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in the
product (see Section 6)
The cream is NOT recommended for use on children.
Take special care with Lamisil Cream
The cream is for external use only. Do not use on the face. Avoid
contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse
thoroughly with running water.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including those obtained
without a prescription.
If you accidently swallow Lamisil Cream
Contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department if
you, or someone else, has swallowed some cream. Take any
remaining medicine and this leaflet with you if possible. Symptoms
of accidental ingestion include headache, nausea (feeling sick),
dizziness and stomach pain.
If you forget to use Lamisil Cream
If you miss an application, apply the cream as soon as possible
then continue your treatment as before. If you only remember at the
time of your next application, just apply the cream and carry on as
normal. It is important to try to use the cream at the correct times as
forgotten applications could risk the infection returning.
If you stop using Lamisil Cream
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use the cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless
advised to by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
Infections may come back if you do not use the cream regularly, or
if you stop the treatment too early.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Driving and using machines
Lamisil Cream is not expected to affect your ability to drive or
Like all medicines, Lamisil Cream can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
STOP using the cream and seek medical help immediately if you
have any of the following very rare allergic reactions:
difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the mouth, face,
lips, tongue or throat (severe allergic reaction).
severe itching of the skin, with a red rash or raised lumps, hives
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Lamisil Cream contains
Lamisil Cream contains 1% w/w of active ingredient, terbinafine
Lamisil Cream also contains the following: sodium hydroxide,
benzyl alcohol, sorbitan monostearate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl
alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, isopropyl myristate and
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): skin peeling, itching.
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): skin lesions, scab,
skin colour changes, redness, burning, pain and irritation at the site
What Lamisil Cream looks like and contents of the pack
These common and uncommon side effects are usually harmless
and you can carry on using the cream.
Lamisil Cream is a white cream base.
Lamisil Cream is available in tubes containing 30g
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people): eye irritation, dry skin,
contact dermatitis, eczema, worsening of symptoms.
If any of these side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Product Licence holder
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Limited, Chemilines House,
Alperton Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.
Reporting of side effects
This product is manufactured by
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Novartis Pharma Produktions GmbH, Wehr, Germany.
Novartis Pharma GmbH, Wehr, Germany.
5. HOW TO STORE LAMISIL CREAM
Leaflet revision date: 8 May 2015
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
Lamisil is a registered trademark of Novartis AG, Switzerland.
Replace the cap on the tube after use.
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or tube
If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, take any which
you have left back to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only
keep them if the doctor tells you to.
If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs
of deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines that are no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
PL No.: 19488/1452
S1452 LEAFLET Lamisil 20150508
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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