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Terbinafine 1% Cream

Terbinafine 1% Cream

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Terbinafine 1 % Cream is a powerful anti-fungal cream used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin. Each 30g tube contains enough to treat a range of skin infections. Terbinafine works quickly to inhibit further growth and kill the fungi that cause many common skin infections.

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  • Suitable for age:18 years +
  • Maximum per order:2
  • Consultation required?Yes
    This treatment requires an online consultation for review by our medical team. The decision to supply the specific treatment and quantity requested will be based on whether our medical team are satisfied that it will be safe, appropriate, and effective.
Type of medicineAnti-fungal
Works byBlocks production of key fungal cell process causing fungal cell death
Active ingredientTerbinafine
Effective within7 days
Pack size30g
Common side effectsSkin exfoliation, Itching
Use with alcoholNo known effect

Terbinafine 1% Cream Information

  • What is Terbinafine 1% Cream?

    Terbinafine is an anti-fungal treatment which contains 1% of the active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride. It has proven effective in the treatment of a range of fungal skin infections including tinea cruris (dhobie itch/jock itch), tinea pedis (athlete's foot), Pityriasis (tinea) versicolor and skin infections caused by dermatophytes (a type of fungus).

    What is the difference between terbinafine and other antifungal treatments?

    Many people may be familiar with treatments such as Canesten (Clotrimazole) but what is the difference between these two treatments? Fungal infections are caused by 2 types of fungi either yeasts or dermatophytes. Yeasts are best treated with Clotrimazole whereas dermatophytes are best treated with terbinafine. Though there is some overlap between these types of treatments to ensure a clinical cure it is best to directly target the correct organism.

    Terbinafine & skin infections

    The active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride is best used to treat fungal infections that are not found in the skin folds like thrush - for these, we would recommend using Clotrimazole.

    How does Terbinafine work and how can you tell it is working?

    Terbinafine can be applied once or twice daily. If the infection is severe we would recommend using twice daily

    The likely duration of each treatment is as follows:

    • Athlete's foot: 1 week
    • Fungal infections of the feet of trunk: 1 to 2 weeks
    • Pityriasis versicolour: 2 weeks

    How can you tell if Terbinafine is working?

    Relief of symptoms is usually obtained within a few days. A complete cure can take up to 3 weeks in severe cases. Irregular use or an inadequate treatment period increases the risk of the symptoms returning. If no improvement is obtained after 2 weeks please contact your doctor for a review of the condition.

    How to use Terbinafine

    You must also ensure that you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before starting any new medication.

    Apply to clean dry skin twice daily.


  • Terbinafine dosage

    Apply TWICE daily for up to 3 weeks and for at least 3 days after it looks like the rash has gone. This is to ensure that any spores are treated

    If your symptoms are not resolved within 7 days you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

    Terbinafine instructions

    • Wash the skin and dry carefully then wash and dry your hands.
    • Candidiasis: It is not recommended to use acid pH soap. This provides favourable growth conditions for Candida spp.
    • Apply using the nozzle, use enough to cover the skin and a margin around the rash leaving a sheen on the skin.
    • Spread evenly Do not rub or massage it in.
    • Leave to dry before wearing clothes

    Terbinafine should only be used as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet or as directed by a doctor. Lamisil Once is only suitable for use in adults over the age of 18 years and is to only be used directly on the skin.

    Terbinafine is not for oral use. If consumed, seek advice from a doctor immediately.

    Lamisil Once should only be used as a single application if you have wet your feet within 24 hours of application or after 7 days do not see an improvement to your athlete's foot symptoms, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • Terbinafine 1 % Cream ingredients

    The active ingredients contained in this medicine is: Terbinafine Hydrochloride

    The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

    Sodium hydroxide, Benzyl alcohol, Sorbitan monostearate, Cetyl palmitatem, Cetyl alcohol, Cetostearyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Isopropyl myristate, Purified water.

  • Terbinafine 1 % Cream side effects

    The most common side effects associated with this treatment are: Skin exfoliation and itching may occur at the site of application.

    In very rare (1 in 10,000) cases people may experience severe allergic reactions or blistered skin following an application.

    If you experience unwanted side effects and you are concerned or you experience severe side effects you should get advice from a doctor or pharmacist or get help from your nearest emergency department.

    Terbinafine Cream not working

    If after 7 days you do not see any improvement to the condition of your skin that is infected you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist about other possible treatment options.

    It can often take up to 3 weeks in severe cases for a complete cure, though you should see some initial improvement within the first 7 days.

  • Terbinafine warnings

    • If you are currently or have recently been taking any other regular medication you should consult with a doctor or pharmacist before commencing treatment with Terbinafine
    • In the event of allergic reaction, the cream should be removed and the treatment interrupted
    • This medicine contains 10 mg benzyl alcohol in each gram of cream. Benzyl alcohol may cause allergic reactions and mild local irritation. This medicine also contains cetyl alcohol and cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
    • Terbinafine 1 % Cream cream may be irritating to the eyes. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, rinse eyes thoroughly with running water.

    Terbinafine & pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Always speak to a doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    For advice on preventative measures around athlete's foot, visit our athlete's foot prevention section.

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Terbinafine 1% Cream FAQs

  • It is an active anti-fungal cream which fights a condition known as athlete’s foot (also called tinea pedis).

  • While it may appear that only one foot is infected, the majority of people find that not treating both feet causes re-infection so, as directed, use Lamisil Once on both feet.

  • Though you don’t yet seem to be experiencing the symptoms all over both feet, athlete’s foot could have already started to infect what appears to be clear skin. Treating only the visibly affected areas could mean that the fungal infection may not be fully eliminated, allowing the easy spread or return of the condition. To prevent re-infection, always apply Lamisil Once® as professionally directed.

  • No other treatment is as fast for athlete’s foot. Lamisil Once can be applied quickly and easily onto the affected areas and its gentle formula quickly eases the irritation caused by the tinea pedis fungal infection.

  • Lamisil Once is for external use only and should therefore only be applied to the outside of the body. Washing your hands thoroughly after application is an important procedure, as not doing so could bring about infecting other parts of your body. Never apply Lamisil Once near your eyes or even touch your eyes, whilst the cream is still on your hands. Should the cream somehow enter your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with clean running water and, if irritation occurs, see your doctor immediately.

  • Wash your feet and body regularly during the day and be sure to dry yourself well afterwards. Infection can also spread to towels, wash clothes and sponges, bed linen and personal clothing, during the treatment period, so change these regularly. Also, avoid scratching the affected area, as this could transfer the infection to your hands.

  • The quantity in each tube is measured for a single application and so contains just enough cream for both feet.

  • As its name states, Lamisil Once® need be applied just once as, if applied correctly and to both feet, terbinafine, the active ingredient in Lamisil Once®stays in the skin, and continues fighting the infection, for up to thirteen days.

  • For maximum effectiveness, your feet need to remain dry for twenty four hours, which is why you shouldn’t shower before this set time, or indeed involve yourself in any activities which could cause dampness to your feet e.g. any water sports.

  • Other Lamisil® products require seven days of application for treating athlete's foot. Also, other Lamisilproducts treat other fungal conditions e.g. jock itch and ringworm. As a one day only treatment, Lamisil Once® is recommended for athlete's foot (tinea between the toes) only.

  • Once applied, Lamisil Once® produces a glove-like film which attaches itself to the toes, a film so adhesive, that it doesn’t wash off, even if you use soap and water. This gives terbinafine, the active ingredient, around thirteen days to be absorbed into the foot, before the film finally wears off.

  • The infection should clear within thirteen days, though damaged skin can take up to a month to heal.

  • Lamisil Once® is to be used only by people over the age of eighteen and so kept out of the reach of children. Breast-feeding mothers should not use it and users must make sure the cream does not come into contact with their eyes. Should you suffer any reaction when using Lamisil Once®, contact your doctor, so as to ascertain whether you may be allergic to any ingredients. Also, when Lamisil Once® has been applied, do not put on socks or shoes, until it has been left to dry for at least a couple of minutes, having allowed it time to make that glove-like film which works at removing the infection.

  • Lamisil Once gives protection for up to three months after application. In order to prevent another infection, you need to air your feet properly and keep them fresh and clean at all times. Be diligent about any sweating or moisture on your feet and between your toes, to keep any new infection from re-occurring.

  • Lamisil Once is specific to athlete’s foot and is the Lamisil product that an Express Chemist would recommend for this particular fungal condition. That’s because it’s very easy to use and requires just one single application. However, you could also use Lamisil AT, as it contains the same active ingredient, though you would need to apply it every day.

  • If, when applied correctly, Lamisil Once® doesn’t seem to clear the infection of athlete’s foot, speak with your doctor, as you may have a different fungal infection, or there could be a deeper underlying condition.

  • Apply the whole tube as, once it is open, it is not designed for keeping. Remember to apply Lamisil Once® to both feet, or you run the risk of maybe not truly clearing the infection. In around eighty percent of cases, both feet fall to this infection and so it is important that you apply Lamisil Once to the whole of both feet. This should use up all of the cream in the tube.

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