Lamisil is a topical fungus treatment, which also reduces the side effects that go along with nail fungus. While it is a quality product, it does require a longer period of treatment than other products.
It is not uncommon for it to take two months or more before results are seen. It works by being absorbed through the nail, to heal from the bottom out.
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1. Active Ingredient:
- Terbinafine hydrochloride (equivalent to 125 mg or 187.5 mg terbinafine base)
2. Inactive Ingredients:
- Basic butylated methacrylate copolymer
- Colloidal silicon dioxide NF
- Dibutyl sebacate NF, hypromellose USP
- Magnesium stearate NF
- Microcrystalline cellulose NF
- Nitrogen NF (filling gas)
- Polyethylene glycol NF
- Sodium lauryl sulphate NF
- Sodium starch glycolate NF
The efficacy of Lamisil depends on the form of the medication you use as well as the severity of the infection. To understand why, you must first know something very important about toenail fungus.
It doesn’t live on the nail at all. Actually, the fungus lives under on the nail bed. It uses the nail as a shield to protect it from any prescription or OTC topical remedies you may use to kill it.
Because of this, the Lamisil tablets are more effective than the cream because it attacks the fungus from inside the body. According to available data, 70 percent of people who took the tablet once per day for 12 weeks saw a significant improvement in their toenail infections.
However, it took about an average of 10 months for healthy nail to grow in and completely replace the infected nail. About 15 percent acquired the infection again afterwards.
If I hadn’t already found a product that works and hadn’t cleared my nails to a healthy sheen and had to do it all over again, I probably would not use Lamisil as a first try. Lamisil is simply too risky to one’s health to be considered as a first choice option.