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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.
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terbinafine

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

Lamisil® An antifungal that is better than griseofulvin for treating onychomycosis
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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.
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The use of an intermittent terbinafine regimen for the treatment of dermatophyte toenail onychomycosis.
She also shared some tips to improve pediatric adherence with oral antifungals: "You can tell parents to crush terbinafine tablets and mix in peanut butter or applesauce to improve adherence.
In this instance, treatment with terbinafine, an optimal antimicrobial to treat Trichophyton, led to clinical improvement in a few days.
corporis were treated with oral Terbinafine 250 mg once daily for two weeks and topical cream for another 4 weeks.
Terbinafine (Lamisil, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ, USA) was released in 1996 for treatment of human mycotic nail infections (11) but has received limited assessment and clinical use as a potential therapeutic agent in avian species.
Results: Mean zone of inhibition was 14.6 +- 1.59 mm (100%) with terbinafine, 9.6 +- 0.43 mm (66%) with Aloe vera and 6.87 +- 0.8 mm (47%) with Cymbopogon citratus.
Terbinafine (Lamisil[R]; batch number U0638; marketed by Novartis Pharma Ltd., United Kingdom), itraconazole (Canditral[R]; batch number 01141282; marketed by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., India), griseofulvin (Griseon[R]; batch number 178046; marketed by Plus Five Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Zimbabwe), fluconazole (Flumyc200[R]; batch number AHP054014; marketed by Ipca Laboratories Ltd., India), and ketoconazole (Nizol[R]; batch number 13312; marketed by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., India) were all sourced from a local pharmaceutical wholesaler.
gypseum ATCC 14683, when treated with terbinafine and ketoconazole (Figures 1(b), 1(c), 3(b) and 3(c)), revealed changes such as hyphae with irregular, wrinkled, and crushed growth patterns.
In vitro synergistic effects have been reported with Voriconazole and Terbinafine, reducing the minimum inhibitory concentration for S.
On eliciting the detailed history, she revealed that she has been undergoing treatment for Tinea corporis infection since 1 week with terbinafine tablets (250 mg OD).
Group 1 used terbinafine cream and group 2 applied ketoconazole cream on the skin lesions for two weeks.
MICs of fluconazole and terbinafine were determined against biofilm formation by using the standard CLSI micro dilution protocol M27-A.