Terbinafine hydrochloride 1% w/w.
Lamisil Cream is used to treat fungal infections of the skin caused by types of fungus called dermatophytes (tinea), commonly known as "ringworm". Tinea of the feet is commonly known as "athlete's foot". Tinea around the groin is commonly known as "jock itch".
Lamisil Cream is also used to treat yeast infections of the skin. Yeasts are another type of fungus, a common example being Candida albicans. Lamisil Cream is also useful in treating Pityriasis versicolor, a superficial funfus infection of the skin.
Terbafine, the active ingredient in Lamisil Cream, works by killing dermatophytes and by killing or stopping the growth of yeasts.
Lamisil Cream is usually applied once or twice daily. It is important to clean and thoroughly dry the affected areas before applying Lamisil Cream.
Apply the cream to the affected skin and surrounding area in a thin layer and rub it in lightly.
If you need to apply the cream between your toes, fingers or buttocks, under a breast or armpit, or in the groin region, the area may be covered with a gauze after applying the cream. This is particularly useful at bedtime.[table align="center"] [tr] [td colspan="2"]How long to use Lamisil Cream[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Tinea pedis (athlete's foot)[/td][td]1 week[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Tinea corporis/cruris (ringworm, jock itch)[/td][td]1 week[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Cutaneous candidiasis[/td][td]1 week[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Pityriasis versicolor[/td][td]2 weeks[/td] [/tr] [/table]
Even though the signs of infection may disappear after using the cream for only a few days, it is important to continue using it, as directed, for the recommended period.