Ifin 500 (Terbinafine)
Ifin 500 is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin.
Ifin 500 is an antifungal drug. It stops growth of fungi by inhibiting an important enzyme that results in reduced formation of ergosterol, a vital component of the outer protective layer of fungi which is essential for fungal growth.
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Altered taste, Headache, Increased enyme level in blood, Indigestion, Skin redness, Visual impairment
Liver function tests are advisable during treatment with Terbinafine especially for people with liver diseases.Consult your doctor before taking Ifin 500 if you have or had,
• Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by thick, scaly, itchy, dry, red and sometimes painful patches on the skin).
• Lupus erythematosus (a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs).
• Liver disease, Kidney problems or any disease which may affect your kidneys, Depression, Alcohol abuse or dependence, Blood related problems including low hemoglobin or red blood cells (anemia).
• You notice any symptoms of abnormal liver function such as – Persistent urge to vomit (nausea), loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), dark color urine or pale stools.
• You feel depressed or experience any signs of depression.
• You experience any signs of serious skin reactions such as blisters, peeling of skin, swelling of face lips, tongue, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
• Experience taste disturbances including loss of taste.
• Experience smell disturbances including loss of smell.
• You are diagnosed with abnormal structure, function or quality of blood cells (blood dyscrasias).
• Ifin 500 are meant for external use only.
• Do not use Terbinafine on the face. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water. Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands before applying Ifin Tablet.For better treatment results, keep the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes. Do not rub or scratch the skin.
Q. Is terbinafine/bricanyl a st***id/sulfa drug?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to st***ids. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of terbinafine is different from sulfa drugs.
Q. Is terbinafine effective/ FDA approved/ contraindicated with asthma?
Ifin Tablet is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of terbinafine may vary upon individual response. It is FDA approved and is not contraindicated in asthma.
Q. Is Ifin 500 safe or is terbinafine dangerous?
Terbinafine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is terbinafine used to treat ringworm?
Ifin 500 (Terbinafine) can be used to treat fungal infections caused by ringworm (tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis) if considered appropriate depending upon severity and site of infection.
Q. Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is used for?
Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is a trade name for active drug terbinafine. Ifin 500 is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin.
Q. Is Bricanyl available over the counter?
It is available on doctor’s prescription.
Q. Can I take terbinafine/Lamisil with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine, azithromycin?
Lamisil is a trade name for active Ifin 500 Tablet. Terbinafine has no known serious drug interactions with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine or azithromycin. Inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of terbinafine treatment or aggravate side effects.
Q. Does Terbinafine interfere with birth control?
Yes. Concomitant use of terbinafine with birth control medications (oral contraceptives) may cause disturbances in menstrual periods.
Q. Does terbinafine treat yeast infections/thrush/tinea versicolor?
Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal in the treatment of yeast fungal infections including thrush (yeast infection of skin) and tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discoloured skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck).
Q. Can Ifin Tablet cause constipation/ hair loss/weight gain/ increase blood pressure/ autism/ stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression?
No. Constipation, hair loss and increase in body weight / increase blood pressure/ autism/stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression are not among the known side effects of terbinafine.
Q. How long can I take Ifin 500 for?
The duration of treatment with Ifin 500 varies depending upon the severity of infection, area infected and individual responses. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding the duration of use.
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