Proper Use

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Apply enough terbinafine cream to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas and rub in gently.

Apply enough terbinafine solution to wet and cover the affected and surrounding skin areas. Allow it to dry.

Keep this medicine away from the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes. The solution may be especially irritating to the eyes.

Terbinafine spray solution contains alcohol and should not be applied to the face.

Do not apply an occlusive dressing (airtight covering, such as a tight bandage or plastic kitchen wrap) over this medicine unless you have been directed to do so by your doctor.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (cream):
    • For cutaneous candidiasis:
      • Adults—Use one or two times a day for seven to fourteen days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea corporis or tinea cruris:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Use one or two times a day for seven to twenty-eight days.
      • Infants and children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea pedis (interdigital):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Use two times a day for seven to twenty-eight days.
      • Infants and children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea pedis (plantar):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Use two times a day for fourteen days.
      • Infants and children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea versicolor:
      • Adults—Use one or two times a day for fourteen days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For topical dosage form (spray solution):
    • For tinea corporis or tinea cruris:
      • Adults—Use once a day for seven days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For tinea pedis or tinea versicolor:
      • Adults—Use two times a day for seven days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

To help clear up your infection completely, it is very important that you keep using terbinafine for the full time of treatment , even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Since fungus infections may be very slow to clear up, you may have to continue using this medicine every day for several weeks or more. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Do not miss any doses .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.