Lamisil is a brand product that contains Terbinafine, which is a type of antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is an important component of fungal cell membrane. Lamisil is used to treat Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) and fungal skin infections.
Lamisil is available as oral tablets, as well as topical cream, spray, solution or gel.
For oral tablets, the usual starting dose is 250 mg once daily. The suggested treatment duration may vary depending on the nature of infections:
For topical cream, gel or spray, apply once daily to the affected area. The suggested treatment duration vary depending on the nature of infections:
For topical solution (Lamisil ONCE), apply once only to the affected area.
Common dosing schedule:
For tablets, take 250mg once daily with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Lamisil may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Lamisil spray/cream/gel is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. Lamisil tablet is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
In Hong Kong, Lamisil topical solution is a pharmacy only medicine and can be purchased without a prescription in a registered pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Lamisil in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.