What is Terbinafine 250mg Gris ODT®
Gris ODT® is manufactured by reputable Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories and is available under the brand name Lamisil. Each capsule contains an active component Terbinafine 250mg. Terbinafine 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.
Terbinafine, sold under the brand name Lamisil among others, an antifungal medication used to treat pityriasis versicolor, fungal nail infections, and ringworm including jock itch and athlete’s foot. It is either taken by mouth or applied to the skin as a cream or ointment. Terbinafine cream and ointment are not effective for nail infections.
Terbinafine was discovered in 1991. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.
Side effects and precautions when using Terbinafine 250mg
Common side effects when taken by mouth include nausea, diarrhea, headache, cough, rash, and elevated liver enzymes. Severe side effects include liver problems and allergic reactions. Liver injury is however unusual. Use during pregnancy is not typically recommended. The cream and ointment may result in itchiness but are generally well tolerated. Terbinafine is in the allylamines family of medications. It works by decreasing the ability of fungi to make sterols. It appears to result in fungal cell death.
Changes in your sense of taste/smell or loss of taste/smell may occur. These side effects may improve after stopping terbinafine, but can last for a long time or become permanent. Tell your doctor right away if you notice either of these side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: vision changes, mental/mood changes (such as depression), unexplained bleeding/bruising, unusual tiredness, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for your condition, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions or side effects and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this medicine or any medicine before getting further information from your doctor, or healthcare provider.
How to use Terbinafine 250mg Gris ODT®
- Read the Medication guide provided by your doctor before you start taking terbinafine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.
- Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor. Dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- It may take several months after you finish treatment to see the full benefit of this drug. It takes time for your new healthy nails to grow out and replace the infected nails.
- Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.