Lamisil AT Cream - Prescription Strength
Fungal infections of the skin are common, and can cause real discomfort. Lamisil AT has been developed to treat the fungal infections described below, provided you follow the instructions in this leaflet carefully.
What is this medicine for ?
Terbinafine Hydrochloride is an antifungal, and works by killing the fungi causing your skin problem. Lamisil AT is used to treat the skin problems caused by fungi in athlete's foot (tinea pedis) and dhobie itch, e.g. jock itch (tinea cruris).
How do you know that you have one of the above problems?
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) : Athlete's foot appears only on the feet (usually both, but not always), where it often appears in between the toes. It can also appear on the instep, soles, or other areas of the feet. The most common type of athlete's foot causes cracking or scaling of the skin, but you may also have mild swelling, blisters, or weeping ulcers.
Dhobie itch (tinea cruris): Dhobie itch appears in areas of the body where the skin may be folded, especially if damp. This is often the groin and inner thigh area, usually on both sides but often with one side more than the other, where it can be spread further between the legs to the buttocks, or up towards the stomach. It can also appear in the fold under breasts, in the armpits, or other folded areas. Dhobie itch looks like a clearly bordered rash, which may have blisters.
Lamisil is for external use only. Do not put it in the mouth or swallow the cream. Keep the cream away from eyes.
* Clean and dry the area to be treated, and your hands.
* Open the tube and place a small amount of cream on your finger
* Replace the cap on the tube
* Apply just enough cream to put a thin layer of cream on the affected skin and the skin just surrounding it.
* Rub in gently
* Wash your hands
If used under the breasts, between the toes or buttocks, or on the groin, the treated area may be covered with a gauze strip. especially at night. If you do use gauze, use a fresh, clean gauze strip each time.
If you are not sure about the cause of your infection, please talk to your pharmacist or doctor before using the cream and they will advise you.
Before taking this Medicine :
Are you allergic to Lamisil (terbinafine) or any of the ingredients in the cream?
Are you pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning a family?
Are you, or the person you are buying it for, less than 16 years of age?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'Yes' please tell your pharmacist before using Lamisil AT.
When to use Lamisil AT?
For the treatment of athlete's foot : Lamisil AT should be applied to the affected areas once or twice a day, for one week.
For the treatment of dhobie itch : Lamisil AT should be applied to the affected areas once or twice a day, for one to two weeks.
Do not stop using the cream before the recommended time as this may allow the infection to return or reduce the successful cure rate.
Lamisil AT should start to improve your skin condition in a few days, although full skin healing after the infection has cleared will take longer, up to 4 weeks, because of damage caused during infection.
Lamisil AT will continue to work even after you have stopped using it at the end of the treatment period. Even though you will not be using the cream, improvement should continue.
If you have not noticed any signs of improvement within two weeks of starting treatment, please see your doctor who will advise you.
To help with Treatment :
Treatment can be helped by keeping the affected area clean by regular washing, and careful drying without rubbing. Scratching the area, although it may be itchy, could cause further damage and slow the healing process or spread the infection.
Because these infections can be passed on to other people, it is helpful to keep your own towel and clothes, which are not shared by others. To protect yourself from re-infection, these should be washed frequently.
What if you accidentally swallow the cream?
If you or someone else swallows Lamisil AT, please tell your doctor who will advise you.
What if the cream gets into your eyes?
If the cream gets into your eyes, wipe the cream from around your eye and rinse the eye well, with clean water. Tell your doctor immediately.
Lamisil AT is a white, smooth, glossy cream containing 1.0% by weight of the active ingredient Terbinafine Hydrochloride.
The cream also contains : Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Monostearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Isopropyl Myristate, and Demineralised Water.
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