- Are Lamisil and Mycelex the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamisil?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Mycelex?
- What Is Lamisil?
- What Is Mycelex?
- What Drugs Interact with Lamisil?
- What Drugs Interact with Mycelex?
- How Should Lamisil Be Taken?
- How Should Mycelex Be Taken?
Are Lamisil and Mycelex the Same Thing?
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) and Mycelex Troche (clotrimazole) are antifungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections.
Lamisil is used to treat infections caused by fungus that affect the fingernails or toenails (onychomycosis). Oral granules are used to treat a fungal infection of scalp hair follicles in children who are at least 4 years old.
Mycelex Troche is used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat (oral thrush).
Side effects of Lamisil and Mycelex Troche that are similar include nausea, itching, or unusual or unpleasant taste or loss of taste in your mouth.
Side effects of Lamisil that are different from Mycelex Troche include diarrhea, stomach upset, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, and mild skin rash.
Side effects of Mycelex Troche that are different from Lamisil include vomiting.
Lamisil may interact with cimetidine, rifampin, other antifungal antibiotics, blood thinners, heart rhythm medications, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors (MAOIs), or beta-blockers.
Mycelex is not absorbed by the body, so drug interactions are not expected.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamisil?
Common side effects of Lamisil include:
- stomach or abdominal pain,
- upset stomach,
- loss of appetite, and
- allergic reactions including skin inflammation, itching, rash, and unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Mycelex?
Common side effects of Mycelex include:
- mild itching, or
- an unpleasant sensation in the mouth.
What Is Lamisil?
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) is an antifungal antibiotic used to treat infections caused by fungus that affect the fingernails or toenails (onychomycosis). Oral granules are used to treat a fungal infection of scalp hair follicles in children who are at least 4 years old.
What Is Mycelex?
Mycelex (clotrimazole) is an antifungal medication used to treat and prevent yeast infections of the mouth and throat.
What Drugs Interact With Lamisil?
Lamisil may interact with cimetidine, rifampin, other antifungal antibiotics, blood thinners, heart rhythm medications, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors (MAOIs), or beta-blockers. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Lamisil should be used only when prescribed.
What Drugs Interact With Mycelex?
Since Mycelex is not absorbed by your body, drug interactions are not expected. Talk to your doctor before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines. During pregnancy, Mycelex should be used only when prescribed.
How Should Lamisil Be Taken?
To treat fingernail onychomycosis the dose of Lamisil is one 250 mg tablet once daily for 6 weeks. For toenail onychomycosis, take one 250 mg tablet once daily for 12 weeks.
How Should Mycelex Be Taken?
Mycelex Troches are administered only as a lozenge that must be slowly dissolved in the mouth. The recommended dose is one troche 5 times a day for 14 consecutive days.
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