Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Has anyone ever taken oral doses of Lamisil for treatment of a toenail fungus?

What were your side effects? I'm a little nervous to take it.Has anyone ever taken oral doses of Lamisil for treatment of a toenail fungus?
PDR reference:

Lamisil side effects

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lamisil.

Side effects of the cream and solution are uncommon. They include burning or irritation, itching, dryness, peeling, and rash.

The tablets are a bit more likely to cause a reaction:

Side effects of the tablets may include:

Diarrhea, headache, indigestion, rash

Special warnings about Lamisil

Changes in the lens and retina of the eye have been reported in people taking Lamisil tablets. If you notice any changes in your vision while taking the tablets, notify your doctor.

Lamisil tablets have been known to cause rare cases of liver damage. If you develop warning signs such as nausea, loss of appetite, or fatigue, alert your doctor. Lamisil tablets are not recommended if you have liver disease or kidney problems.

If you suffer from the autoimmune disorder lupus erythematosus, you will not be able to take Lamisil.

Lamisil tablets have also, in rare instances, caused very severe skin reactions. If you develop a steadily worsening rash, stop taking the tablets and call your doctor immediately.

If you develop another kind of infection while taking Lamisil tablets, tell your doctor. Lamisil may decrease your ability to fight infection.

Do not use Lamisil cream or solution in the eye, mouth, nose, or vagina. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, rinse them thoroughly with running water and call your doctor if symptoms continue.

If you develop skin irritation, redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing while using the cream or solution, notify your doctor. Do not cover the treated area with dressings unless directed by your doctor.

Lamisil has not been tested for safety in children.

Lamisil takes months to work (the nail needs to completely grow out).

I personally would try a stabilized allicin product.

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