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terbinafine

 [ter´bin-ah-fēn″]
a synthetic antifungal agent used as the hydrochloride salt topically and orally in treatment of tinea and of fungal infections of the nails.

terbinafine

/ter·bin·a·fine/ (ter´bĭ-nah-fēn″) a synthetic antifungal used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of tinea and onychomycosis.

terbinafine

(tər-bĭn′ə-fēn′, tûr′bĭ-nə-fēn′)
n.
An antifungal drug, C21H25N5, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat onychomycosis.

terbinafine

Lamisil® An antifungal that is better than griseofulvin for treating onychomycosis

terbinafine

An antifungal drug that acts by causing leakage of the fungal cell contents through the fungal cell wall. It is especially useful against TINEA of the skin and nails for which it is said to be more effective than clotrimazole. A brand name is Lamisil.

terbinafine

; Lamisil topical/systemic fungicidal agent; prevents formation of normal fungal cell walls (has inhibitory action on cellular squalene epioxidase); oral dose = 250mg daily for 2-6 weeks for tinea pedis, or 6 to >12 weeks for onychomycosis (note: must be used with caution on patients with cardiac arrhythmia and those taking drugs that prolong cardiac QT interval); topical dose for skin infections = 1% cream for 7 days for tinea pedis, or as topical single-dose formulation (e.g. Lamisil Once)

terbinafine

an antifungal agent used as the hydrochloride in the treatment of fungal skin infections and particularly those involving the nails.