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Side Effects of Terbinafine

Common terbinafine side effects include headache, diarrhea, or unexplained rash. Side effects that are less common include fatigue, serious skin reaction, or vomiting. Some side effects of the drug are potentially quite serious -- such as difficulty breathing or swallowing and hives -- and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Terbinafine

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with terbinafine hydrochloride (Lamisil®). However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are generally minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of terbinafine's possible side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Terbinafine Side Effects

Some side effects of terbinafine should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of liver problems, including yellow eyes or skin, itching, dark urine, or pain in the upper-right abdomen
  • Vision changes, including blurred or double vision
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Loss of smell, or other changes in smell 
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

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