TERBICIP 250 contains Terbinafine which belongs to Antifungal agents, used to treat fungal infections of the skin and nails. It acts by attacking and killing fungus which causes infection. This medicine has a broad spectrum of antifungal activity. At low concentrations it is fungicidal against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. Terbinafine interferes with the production of ergosterol and causes a buildup of another substance called squalene in the fungal cell. This leads to a deficiency in ergosterol and to an intracellular accumulation of squalene, resulting in fungal cell death. Both actions cause the death of the fungus and elimination of the infection.
Always take as prescribed by your doctor. Before taking this TERBICIP 250, inform your doctor if you are allergic to antibiotics or having kidney or liver problems and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children. Do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or fatigue. The common side effects are headache, rash and diarrhoea.
USES OF TERBICIP 250:
Treat fungal infections (nail, toes, fingers)
HOW TERBICIP 250 WORKS:
TERBICIP 250 works by interfering in the production of a substance (ergosterol) that the fungus needs to grow and causes a buildup of another substance in the cells (squalene). Both actions cause the death of the fungus and elimination of the infection.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TERBICIP 250:
• Liver problems
• Severe skin reactions
• Weakness, unusual bleeding, bruising, frequent infections
• Difficulty breathing
• Swelling on face
• Flushing, cramping abdominal pain, stiffness
• Inflammation of blood vessels
• Severe upper stomach pain
• Muscle damage
• Stomach ache
• Indigestion, feeling bloated or sick
• Decreased appetite
• Itching, rash, hives
• Muscle and joint pain
• Feeling unwell
• Numbness or tingling
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
TERBICIP 250 should be used with caution in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
TERBICIP 250 is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or fatigue.
TERBICIP 250 is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
TERBICIP 250 is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Terbinafine or any ingredients of this medicine.
Tell your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Amitriptyline or desipramine
Fluoxetine or paroxetine
Atenolol, metoprolol or propranolol
Drug : Terbinafine
Pharmacological Category : Antifungal Agent
Therapeutic Indication : Onychomycosis, Dermatophyte folliculitis, Sporotrichosis, Tinea capitis, Tinea corporis/tinea cruris/tinea faciei, Tinea pedis/tinea manuum
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Cream
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT TERBICIP 250:
Q: Can I drink tea or coffee while taking TERBICIP 250?
A: Caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee should be taken with caution while taking this medicine.
Q: Is TERBICIP 250 effective?
A: It is effective as an anti fungal medicine if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition.
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