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Lamisil (Terbinafine Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Novartis
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Generic Alternative to Lamisil
Marketed as Terbicip in India
Manufactured by: Cipla
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General Information on Lamisil
The generic name of Lamisil is Terbinafine, and it is a synthetic allylamine antifungal drug. Terbinafine is known to be lipophilic in nature and can easily accumulate in fatty tissues, nails, and skin. This medication is easily available, and you can buy Lamisil from any pharmacy with a prescription from your doctor. This medication is prescribed for the treatment of fungal infections that affect the toenails and fingernails. The active ingredient in Lamisil is terbinafine hydrochloride, while the inactive ingredients include hydroxypropyl methylcellulose USP, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, microcrystalline cellulose NF, magnesium stearate NF, and sodium starch glycolate NF.
Terbinafine in Lamisil works by hampering the ability of fungi to create chemicals known as sterols, which are an important part of a membrane surrounding fungal cells. The interference by Terabinafine weakens the cell membrane.
Side effects of Lamisil
If you have been asked to buy Lamisil, you need to be aware of the certain side effects that this drug may cause. There are some common and mild as well as severe and uncommon side effects of this medication. The most common side effects include stomach upset and diarrhea, gas and indigestion, headache and nausea.
There are certain side effects of Lamisil that are serious in nature. This includes liver problems with symptoms like yellow eyes, yellow skin, dark urine, and pain in the upper right abdomen. You may experience changes in vision, including double vision or blurred vision. Unexplained skin rashes are common, but can persist and cause serious damage and infection to the skin and even lead to peeling of the skin. Symptoms like itching, hives, swelling, loss of smell, difficulty breathing, change in taste, low blood count, worsening of psoriasis, tiredness and lethargy, systemic lupus erythematous, muscle and joint pain, and hair loss can be experienced by patients taking Lamisil.
You can buy Lamisil once it is prescribed, but you need to first inform your doctor about your current condition and whether you are allergic to Terbinafine or any of the inactive ingredients in the drug. People who are already on medication for and suffering from cirrhosis, cancer, HIV, other immune system problems, and kidney disease must consult their doctor before taking Lamisil. One very important aspect is that Lamisil is passed through breast milk and can cause health problems in your child. If you are nursing or breastfeeding, it is important to discuss the same with a medical professional.
Lamisil is available in the form of 250mg bi-convex tablets, which have a yellow tinge and come in bottles of 30 and 100 tablets. The initial dosage for a patient suffering from fingernail onychomycosis is Lamisil 250mg once a day for six weeks, and for those suffering from toenail onychomycosis, Lamisil 250mg once a day for 12 weeks is recommended. The dose for children who weigh less than 20kg or 44lbs is 62.5mg per day, while the dose for children weighing between 20kg and 40kg is 125mg per day. Lamisil can be consumed with or without food. It is also available in the form of a cream.
Lamisil is known to have a few drug interactions, especially with Rifampin, which reduces the efficacy of Terbinafine. It also interacts with cimetidine or Tagamet, which increases the levels of Terbinafine in the blood.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.