This medication is used to treat a variety of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. Terbinafine is an antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
How to use Lamisil 1 % Topical Spray, Non-Aerosol
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. Apply enough medication to wet the skin on and around the affected area, usually once or twice daily as directed on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication to you, then use as directed. Wash your hands after using unless the area being treated includes the hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Do not use this medication on the scalp or nails unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Do not use the spray form of this medication on the face.
The dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated.
Do not apply more often or use longer than directed. This may increase the risk of side effects.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Continue to use this medication as directed until the full treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Your condition may continue to improve after stopping the medication as directed. Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after 1 week of treatment.
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