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Terbinafine HCl topical

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This medication is an antifungal used on the skin to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch or ringworm.

How To Use

This medicine is only for use on the skin. Clean and dry the affected area as directed, then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin to cover the area and surrounding skin. Do not cover with a bandage unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Use this medication as prescribed for the full treatment time. It is usually applied once or twice a day for one to four weeks. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or stop using this medication without your doctor's approval. Stopping this medication too soon may lead to ineffective treatment and the infection may reoccur. Do not apply to the eyes, nose, mouth or vagina. Notify your doctor if the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, redness or irritation the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms continue or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if your develop: swelling, oozing, blistering. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any allergies. Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. The oral form of this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. If nursing, do not apply this drug to breast.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use, including: other skin products, antibiotics. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.


Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.