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Lamisil® is commonly prescribed for treating fingernail, toenail fungus, or tinea capitis (also known as ringworm of the scalp). The medication works by acting on certain types of fungus in the skin and nails to either kill the fungus or slow down its growth.
In clinical studies, about 60 percent of people had significant improvements in the appearance of their nails. However, not all people who use Lamisil will have nails that look better (that is, have nails that are less thick, brittle, or discolored). It also takes time to see the effects of the medication, as you will have to wait until a new nail grows to see any improvement. For toenails, the average time for overall success is about 10 months; for fingernails, it is about four months.
Lamisil comes in tablet form and is only available in a 250 mg strength. Potential side effects of the medicine may include headache, heartburn, diarrhea, or a rash. Prior to starting treatment with Lamisil, let your healthcare provider know if you have lupus, a poorly functioning immune system, or any allergies.
(Click Lamisil for more information about how the drug works, general dosing guidelines and precautions, and possible side effects to look out for. You can also click on the links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Lamisil.)
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