Some types of
terbinafine cream are now available without a prescription.
How It Works
Allylamines kill fungi.
Why It Is Used
You can use allylamine pills to treat
ringworm of the scalp and beard. If you use an
allylamine cream or lotion, it is important to use it along with antifungal
pills. An antifungal cream by itself will not kill ringworm.
How Well It Works
Allylamines are an effective
treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard.
Side effects are rare when you use
allylamine creams to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard. When you use
allylamine pills, side effects may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
You should not take antifungal pills with
certain other medicines. Let your doctor or pharmacist know what other
medicines you are taking.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should
not take allylamine pills.
Do not drink alcohol while taking
terbinafine pills, as this may increase the risk of liver damage.
People who are taking antifungal pills will have their blood
counts and liver and kidney functions monitored during treatment to watch for
any adverse side effects.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.