Lamisil vs. Sporanox

Are Lamisil and Sporanox the Same Thing?

Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) and Sporanox (itraconazole) are antifungals used to treat infections caused by fungus.

Lamisil is typically 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.

Sporanox is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the lungs, mouth or throat, toenails, or fingernails.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamisil?

Common side effects of Lamisil include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Sporanox?

Common side effects of Sporanox include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • stomach upset,
  • unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  • itching,
  • skin rash,
  • joint pain,
  • muscle pain or weakness, or
  • runny nose or other cold symptoms.

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Sporanox including:

  • signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat),
  • trouble breathing,
  • unusual tiredness,
  • swelling ankles or feet,
  • burning/painful/frequent urination,
  • decreased sexual interest or ability,
  • hair loss,
  • muscle cramps,
  • weakness,
  • fast/irregular heartbeat,
  • mental/mood changes (e.g., depression),
  • enlarged breasts in men,
  • ringing in the ears, or
  • temporary or permanent hearing loss.

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 Sporanox?

Sporanox (itraconazole) is an antifungal agent used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the lungs, mouth or throat, toenails, or fingernails.

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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 Sporanox?

Dosage of Sporanox depends upon the condition for which it is being used to treat. Many drugs may interact with Sporanox, including blood thinners, cancer medications, cholesterol medications, cyclosporine, diabetes medication taken by mouth, antibiotics, antifungal medications, antidepressants, barbiturates, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medicine, sedatives, seizure medications, digoxin, disopyramide, fentanyl, isoniazid, rifabutin, rifampin, sirolimus, or tacrolimus. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.

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 Sporanox Be Taken?

Dosage of Sporanox depends upon the condition for which it is being used to treat.

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References
SOURCE:
GSK. Lamisil Consumer Information.
www.lamisilat.com/
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. Sporanox Product Information.
http://www.janssenprescriptionassistance.com/sporanox-cost-assistance

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