What is Terbinafine 1% Tyza cream
Tyza 1% terbinafine is a famous Lamisil alternative cream. Tyza is used for the treatment of ringworm (dermatophytosis) infection. It is also used for the treatment of fungal infections of the groin area, toe and fingernails (yellow, opaque and thickened nails) and the feet (athlete’s foot). Terbinafine 1% cream is fungicidal (kills fungi) against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The activity versus yeasts is fungicidal or fungistatic (stops the growth of fungi) depending on the species.
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Tyza cream 1% include: redness, itching or stinging at the site of application. You should not use Lamisil cream 1% if you are allergic to terbinafine or any ingredients in Tyza, are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
How does Terbinafine 1% Tyza Lamisil cream work
Tyza cream 1% contains terbinafine, a broad spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections and is particularly effective against dermatophyte fungi such as Trichophyton fungi that cause tinea infections in different parts of the body, also yeasts like Candida that cause candidiasis or thrush. Terbinafine in Tyza cream 1% inhibits a fungal enzyme, squalene epoxidase, which prevents the synthesis of ergosterol, a sterol that is the main component of the fungal cell membrane. The result is that the fungal cell membrane becomes weakened causing the cell contents to leak out, which kills the fungus and prevents the infection from spreading, relieving symptoms caused by the infection, including, itching and inflammation.