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Experiences with Terbinafine?


I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with terbinafine which is a generic form of lamasil. I noticed a few years back that I had something under one of my toenails that looks like sock lint. Here I found out through a podiatrist that is was nail fungus. he gave me some type of brush on liquid to help, only making matters worse since it spread to other nails.

It really isn't bad just some yellowing, but its something that I want to nip in the bud before it progresses. Some people say lamasil is safe while others say its the devil and harsh on the liver. If anyone had this problem before and got rid of it I would like to hear the approach that you took.


Does anyone know if this drug is very dangerous to take? maybe I posted this in the wrong forum?


Probably want to ask your doctor about the safety of a drug they are prescribing as opposed to strangers on a forum…


You’ll be just fine taking Terbinafine. Make sure to take it with fatty foods so it’ll absorb better. I didn’t have any side effects while I took it.


Thanks for the info. How were the results after taking a course of it?


You’re supposed to take it for at least 4-6 weeks and I only took it 2 weeks and after not seeing any improvement I just stopped taking it. Try it out for a month.


From what I read on the internet, it’s usually taken for 12 weeks. Depending on what it was prescribed for, I don’t think 2 weeks is long enough to see any kind of results for my situation.