Drug Ratings for LAMISIL

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 5  Toenail Fungus This drug requires commitment and endurance, but if you can make it through it works well. I did it twice, 2 years apart. I had severe fungus on all 10 toenails for 30 years. My first treatment was 2012 for 3 months -- it cleared up 8 toenails. I went a second round for 3 months this year and it cleared up the remaining 2 toenails. I endured all the usual symptoms -- loss of taste, pruritus, itching, metallic taste. I found what worked for me was to take it before bedtime and try to swallow w/water without touching the tongue/tastebuds. I'm glad I found this board so that I see my experience was typical. It works, but just be sure you understand the potential side effects before you start. M 56 3 months
250 1X D
9/12/2014

 1  toenail fungus I have been off of the medication 48 days and am glad to report that the taste symptoms are improving. Water no longer tastes bad, fruit is starting to regain "tartness" and meat no longer is rancid. Not back to normal yet but definite improvement. My recovery time seems to be inverse to the amount of time I was on the med. The skeletal pains are subsiding albeit very slowly. The taste of sweet things still is abnormal and is not improving to the degree that other taste sensations are. Even though things are not normal, I am grateful for the improvements. M 64
250 mg 1X D
9/10/2014
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 5  toe nails_2 big Extreme diarrhea full 2 months_sharp pain chest 2x 1st week_severe abdominal pain 3 days_fatigue and depression.PLEASE keep your eye on the prize! I am into 3rd month..I will not give up now. Fresh white growth showing ..yaye! Keep in mind you know it will be tough..I found a product..Banatrol plus..awesome ..mix it in applesauce cup...keeps diarrhea at bay for 4_6 hours.Nothing else worked. The other symptoms I just remember what is causing them and move forward. Please don't give up. Temporary.....keep focused on goal. F 50 2 months
250 mg
9/9/2014
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 4  toenail fungus No side effects I'm taking terbinafine. Both my big toenails and little toenails are the ones that are affected. My big toenails are growing out with improved color and it's too early to tell on the pinky toenails. F 58 3 months
250 mg 1X W
9/2/2014
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 1  toenail fungus I had a very minor case of toenail fungus on my big toe. I was scared it was going to get worse so I decided to take prescription Lamisil. I went into a deep depression and had extreme anxiety to the point where I went to an outpatient hospital program for help. I also had extreme headaches every day. There was no reason for my depression. I had just gotten married and returned from my honeymoon. I thought it might be from the let-down but there was no way that would've made depression and anxiety so extreme. I finally went to my doctor who told me to stop taking Lamisil. I've been off of it for 6 days. Depression and anxiety have gone away almost completely but still have a little anxiety. Hoping it will go away within the next few days. Hoping this review will help someone. This medication is horrible. DO NOT TAKE IT especially if you have history of depression or anxiety. F 32 3 weeks
20 mg 1X D
8/25/2014

 1  fungal infection Rash on legs thighs stomach chest and arms very itchy M 58 1 days
250 mg
8/24/2014

 2  Athletes foot Extreme headaches, disorder sleep patterns I have never got headaches this bad before. It's thumping and I have to lie down and eventually slowly dose off. I haven't taken it for a day and the headaches continued today. I can't seem to be able to sleep at night either once the headaches wear off from the pill. F 31 4 days
2X D
7/18/2014

 4  Ringworm The day I started taking this medication I thought I had the flu. Turns out that this gave me watery diarrhea the entire time. I know I have to take this medicine to clear up the fungus but I can do without the stomach pains and diarrhea. Sometimes I am afaid to eat because I know I am going to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. F 29 14 days
250 MG 1X D
7/17/2014

 1  toenail fungus Major mood swings, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, depression. Loss of interest in anything. Hair looks limp, and lifeless. This stuff is NOT worth the side effects. I am NOT taking it anymore F 48 9 days
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7/7/2014
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 1  Toenail fungus EXTREME hair loss!! The hair loss began a couple weeks into treatment, but I did not realize it was a side effect of the medicine. I have been off the medicine for a week and the hair loss has not stopped! F 42 3 months
250 mg
6/30/2014

 1  Toe nail fungus Anxiety, shortness of breath (similar to panic), depressive thoughts and feelings of low self-worth, poor sleeping, exhaustion, impossible to concentrate at work, foginess, wanting to be alone Thus drug has been awful for me, taking it for 4 weeks now and been feeling extremely low and having weird, anxious thoughts and feelings about small things that I know don't matter. Couple of times I've hard shortness of breath, I'm guessing similar to what a panic attack feels like. Also, had trouble sleeping (disturbed sleep where I keep waking up with a strong thudding anxious heartbeat), feeling exhausted and it's been really difficult to concentrate at work or keep my mood levels up. Took me a while to realise that these symptoms coincided with me starting to take the terbinafine, as I originally assumed it was due to general stress and life changes (wife is pregnant and am happy so feelings are extra weird - thought it was maybe "sympathy" pregnancy at one point:-)!) but am convinced it is the drugs after reading the rest of these comments. Incidentally, toenail is slightly better after 4 weeks but no way am I carrying on taking these horrible pills. These pills could probably be used for people who want to experience the mind of a depressed person (e.g. to understand a loved one with the condition) M 33 4 weeks
250 1X D
6/25/2014
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 1  fungal toenail I am now suffering hives all the way up my spine very painful and irritating, can hardly bear to wear clothes can't sleep. Have stopped taking Lamsil. Now on antihistamines. I have seen my DR. asked if my rash could be due to Lamsil he said unlikely! Four years ago my husband had a rash all over his body while taking Lamsil. but the Dr did not connect the 2 things! Don't use it F 72 30 days
250 1X D
6/21/2014

 1  toenail fungus I started losing hair badly during the second month. I completed the three months and the hair loss continued. I had headaches and terrible depression to the point where I was considering suicide. I also gained about 20 pounds even though my diet and exercise routine didn't change. I've now been off the drug for six months and I'm still losing hair badly. I have noticed some of the hair growing back but it's taking a long time. The depression and headaches have gone away. My toenails barely look better. Applying tea tree oil, lemon oil, and soaking my feet in apple cider vinegar seems to be more helpful than Lamisil. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. F 18 90 days
250 MG 1X D
6/11/2014

 1  Toenail fungus Severe rush, clusters of hives were developed on neck, shoulder, abdomen, hands and legs. Skin around neck and on shoulders are extremely inflamed. I was taking Terbinafine HCL 250 mg (generic for Lamsil). My doctor told me to stop this drug immediately and prescribe prednisone 20 mg two tablets daily. How long does it takes for body to be cleared from this drug? M 61 4 weeks
1X D
6/6/2014

 1  Toe nail fungal infection First week nothing major apart from a bit of lethargy and panicky episodes lasting approx 10 seconds. I decided to change the time of taking it from AM to PM to hopefully sleep through side effects. No such luck. Day 8 I noticed sharp pains in the centre of my chest lasting a few seconds but leaving me feeling anxious after each pain. Day 9 to 12 I suffered headaches, lethargy, constant pain in right breast, joint ache and broken sleep, anxiety, sweating, a general lack of focus. I definatly have noticed an improvement in the toe but I cant continue taking this as I have kids to look after and a job to do....cant function like this so Im stopping them today :( goodbye to the Havainas flipflops I had ready for summer Apparently there is an over the counter chemical nail remover which does the trick. I just cant believe they give out this medication like sweets when the side effects are worse than the condition. F 35 12 days
250 1X D
5/7/2014

 4  toenail fungus I took took lamisl in 2008 and I was having bad headaches and diarrhea so I stop taking it it only cleared up one foot so im trying it again buy one thing is im having bad watery diarrhea alot making me want to quit but im not cause this medicine really work but you have to stick it out I am this time I just hope my side effects go away F 38 2 weeks
250
5/5/2014
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 1  Toe nail fungus Dizzy/vertigo, foggy, nausea, strong anxiety, poor concentration After 14 days I went off if this awful stuff. It's been 6 days and I still feel terrible!!! I hope this poison leaves my body soon!!!! F 40 14 days
250MG 1X D
4/29/2014
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 1  Toe fungus Had an panic attack when I went to get an MRI felt trap in the tube. I had to stop after two months couldn't Finish the third month. This drug really messes up your logical thinking of anxiety M 48 2 months
250
4/29/2014
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 1  Fungal on toes While taking Lamasil 250, one week before finishing my 3 month course, started feeling stitch like feeling under my left rib. Only when im walking and when bending down. Although it isnt constant. I feel my stomach is grumbling at times and feel like I need to burp/hiccups. Felt also some anxiety even after getting of them. Experiencing lower back and left kidney discomfort. Feeling worried about all of this side effect! If anyone is experiencing the same symptoms please email me. Having an Ultrasound tomorrow on my upper abdominal. F 44 3 months
250
4/23/2014
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 1  Toe fungus Anxiety, depression, shortness of breath...other wierd stuff...like my ears felt like they were burining and my face was pinkish. F 43 10 days
4/8/2014

 1  Toe Fungus Horrible disturbing vivid dreams of harming myself and others. I wanted to disappear - SUICIDAL to the point of scared to be in my own skin. Fear took over my life and only when I stopped I slowly got back to normal. This drug is very dangerous - Do Not take this Drug! It messes with your mind. My toe nails got better but then after a few months of taking Lamisil but then the fungus came back. Afterwards, I tried apple cider vinegar and soaked my toes and it helped a little but what worked the most was just drinking lemon in my water everyday and now the fungus is gone! F 60 4 months
250 MG 1X D
4/2/2014

 1  Toenail Fungus My previous entry was cut off. Anyone who has taste loss from terbinafine knows that drinking plain water tastes like disgusting seawater. I found that drinking cold carbonated water really took away that salt taste and was actually refreshing. I used a Sodastream machine to make it, only because I already had one. Store bought mineral water might have the same effect. Regardless the saltwater taste will eventually go away on its own. Good luck to all. M 47
250 MG 1X D
3/24/2014
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 4  left and right toenail fungus Many folks seem to have complications with this med. As for me it seems to be working fine. I had very mild mood swings and even the metal taste in mouth for maybe 2 days. Personally in my opinion much of these side effects really depends on the person's mental and physical conditions. I an retired Army, work out every day at home (45 min on stationary bike, Ab scissor and dead weights). This med is doing me well M 52 1 months
250 mg
2/28/2014
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 1  Toenail fungus Very bitter/salty taste in mouth. This is an update to my comments from 10/14/13 and 9/18/13. I was on Terbinafine for 10 days when I developed an awful bitter/salty taste in my mouth. This was there 24 hours a day - and really was the most depressing thing I ever went through - nothing would get rid of it and nobody understood what I was going through. I am writing this to give you hope. I thought because I was on the medication such a short time, that the duration of this side effect would be shorter - this was not to be. It took a good 12 weeks for it to even start to get better and about 16 weeks for it to totally go away. I had totally convinced myself that I was going to be one of the few where it was permanent and didn't know how I could live the rest of my life like this. I am so happy it is gone, and I just wanted to give everyone with this side effect some hope. It WILL go away eventually - just hang in there. It is unbelievable to me, how long this drug can stay in your body. F 54 10 days
250 1X D
2/17/2014
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 1  Toe fungus Nausea, fatigue, bones ache, severe skin rash on leg and face. I started taking this med 14 days ago. The first week I was very nauseas and achy. On the 8 day I developed a patchy rash on my left leg. I did not contribute the rash to terbinafine. On day 14 I woke up and my face was vert itchy and my the end of the day it was covered with a rash. I stop taking the medicine and the rash is still on my leg and all over my face. It's so uncomfortable because it is very itchy and my right eye is a little swollen because of the rash. When will the rash clear up? I started putting hydrocortisone cream on it in hopes it will clear up. I also started taking Benadryl to help with the itching. F 38 14 days
250 MG 1X D
2/9/2014
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 5  toenail fungus loss of appetite, anorexia, weight loss (yaaayyy!!) I was shocked when i read everybody's reviews and side effects about lamisil. i have had toenail fungus for 7 years and been using Lamisil for about a year on and off. i get my liver and everything checked to make sure im healthy. My fungus is gone, i had no side effects other than loss of appetite and weight loss. well that was the main reason why i started to take lamisil anyway, im 5'4' and started off 107 pounds and got down to 97pounds thanks to lamisil. im not encouraging anyone to use it as a means of weight control but thats why im using it twice a year (with 3 month breaks in between). doesnt cause me any depression. it really increases my energy level so i hit the gym everyday. but everybody is different and reacts differently to drugs. i think its worth the side effects if you wanna be able to wear them open toe high heels on your date. let me know if you have any questions. Lola F 25 12 months
250mg 1X D
1/26/2014
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 2  toenail fungus Bad breath / bad taste in mouth. For me it was a subtle change, but my partner of 18 years said he'd never known me to have breath ad bad as it was on the drug. Also, it didn't appear to help my toenails significantly. F 35 1 months
250 mg
1/24/2014

 1  Toe nail fungus Mild nausea about two weeks after starting Lamisil which was prescribed by a foot doctor. Thirty days later developed severe chilling one evening...called pharmacist and was told this is NOT a side effect. The information with the drug says it is and to seek medical help. Called my family doctor and he told me to STOP taking it immediately. Nausea and chilling continued so I made an appt. with my doctor. He did the blood work and said my liver was okay. I have been off of Lamisil for two weeks and still have a mild feeling of nausea and a mild chilling feeling. I also have a nervous, anxious feeling under my skin...I had heard this comes with a lot of side effects but now I know...I just want to feel good again! F 67 30 days
250mg 1X D
1/19/2014
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 1  Tonenail fungus Extreme mood swings which went away 2 days after stopping medicine I started having mood swings within a couple of days after taking this medicine (although I did not recognize it at the time), and the effects became very noticeable by 6 days in with extremes of despair, anxiety, and depression. If you take this medicine have a close friend or spouse monitor your condition carefully! M 43 6 days
250 1X D
1/19/2014

 1  Toenail Fungus Hair thinning. Can't taste foods. Foggy thinking. Anxiety I would never recommend this drug! I have fine hair to begin with so, thinning of fine hair was very worrying. I did not notice this til after the 3 mo. was past. Also noticed that I do not taste foods like I used to. Most foods taste bland. I also have noticed dizziness and some anxiety plus mild depression. My Dr. never ordered blood work to be taken while on this medicine and only said not to drink while taking it. Very disappointed that most Dr's do not seem educated on the harmful effects of these drugs, or the face that perhaps they just don't care! F 3 months
1X D
1/8/2014

 1  Toe nail fungus Joint pain, ear congestion, inability to think rationally, hair loss, flu like symptoms, back pain, radiating to sides, The allergic reaction to Lamissil has been frightening and debilitating. Still have joint pain and muscle soreness after being off this drug for over a month. I am terrified that these side effects will be permanent. Praying that they will soon disappear. F 75
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1/5/2014

 1  finger and toe nail fungus This drug made me so fatigued after taking it for 3 weeks that I could not function. Doctor said it wasn't from the Lamisil, but I stopped it anyways for 2 weeks. 2 weeks later energy returned. Tried drug again for one week and symptoms returned. Extreme fatigue like I had the flu. Achy all over. If you are suffering from nail fungus I have a better solution. I found a lasar place that does lasar hair removal and skin lasaring and their machine also does lasar on the finger nails for nail fungus. I went once a month for 3 months (3x total) and after this just let me nails grow out. 5 months later my nails are free of fungus. totally. Each treatment was $200, but so worth the money!!! Didn't have to take the nasty pills anymore!!! I found the nail lasar place on groupon so check groupon in your area. F 58 5 weeks
250 mg 1X D
12/21/2013
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 1  nail fungus Lost sex drive. Trouble concentrating. Sex drive disappeared after 4 weeks of taking this stuff. I continued taking it another 3 weeks. At that point I stopped the med and saw my doctor about the lost libido. He did a blood test for testosterone, which came back right in the middle of normal, and advised me to stay off the lamisil. I've been off it for almost 4 weeks and the side effects haven't improved at all. I'm very healthy and in good shape but have zero sex drive now. M 34 7 weeks
250 1X D
11/15/2013

 3  Nail Fungus At first, I had no side effects at all. Then, starting the fifth week, I have broken out in these terrible itchy hives all over my body. I was beating my brain and looking all over the internet as to what would cause these hives. I'm not allergic to anything, nor have I ever been. I also went to the ER thinking it was some severe allergic reaction, and they informed me to continue the Lamisil, because that was not the cause. Apparently, it IS. I really want this fungus to clear up. Do the itchy hives subside at all? If so, I will continue it. As far as depression, or bad taste in mouth, I have not had any of that. I might of had a little nausea when I started it, but it also could have been my menstrual cycle. I am in my fifth week now, and only the hives. I hope it doesn't get worse. F 39 35 days
250 MG 1X D
10/31/2013
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 1  Toenail Fungus Horrible salty/bitter taste in mouth This is an update to my Sept. 18th comment. I have now been off of terbinafine for 7 weeks. Although most days I can taste most foods (although not like I could before), the awful part is when I am not eating, I have the terrible bitter taste in my mouth from the moment I wake up. I am continually eating wintergreen lifesavers and using listerine freshburst strips or chewing gum. There are also certain days when it is so bad, that it does alter the taste of food. Plain water still tastes terrible to me. While everyone else is losing weight, I can't even have that benefit as I am continually eating something trying to get rid of the taste. Starting to get pretty depressed about this and am so worried that this complication will never go away. I have tried zinc supplements, milk thistle and probiotics and the only result I seem to get are stomache problems. Nothing works! F 54 10 days
250 mg 1X D
10/14/2013
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 1  Toenailfungus (2toes) On Sept 7 2013, I had a metal taste/odd taste in my mouth, especially when eating. When I started this medicine and my doctor said a 3 month course would do, I thought that isn't so bad. He said in 30 days you will need to have blood work to check your liver and kidney functions because of the medicine. When I got the medicine filled and went home and read all the side effects I knew why. When I started having the metal/sour taste I remembered that was a side effect of this medicine. Its now 10/9/13 and I still have the sour/salt taste, plus naucious, indigestion and burping when I eat or drink anything, especially spicey foods. I'm taking omeprazole daily again. I have no taste after 1or 2 bites of food/drink. I've lost 6 pounds so far. My doctor said yesterday in another month if it isn't better to let him know. M 55 47 days
250 mg 1X D
10/9/2013
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 1  Toenail Fungus Tiredness,easily fatigued, joint pain, anxiety, foggy-mindedness. I never normally take any prescription meds, but my vanity got the better of me and I tried to get shot of my brown nails. I started to feel generally unwell about 10 days ago (after about 6 weeks worth) - it didn't initially cross my mind that it could be the lamisil (see symptoms above) - thought it was probably a latent cold. I've finally stopped taking them today - looking at other people's symptoms I think it was a good decision. I've read that it takes 200 to 400 hours to clear from your body - so hopefully will feel better then. M 45 2 months
125 mg 1X D
9/22/2013
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 1  Toenail Fungus Mild headache & flu like symptoms (achiness), vivid disturbing dreams, horrible salty/bitter taste in mouth. On the 7th day of taking terbinafine, I woke up with a horrible salty/bitter taste in my mouth. Stayed on medicine for 3 more days and after talking to my doctor, went off of it. Other symptoms went away immediately, but it has been 3 weeks of pure misery with this awful taste in my mouth. Most food tastes terrible, and water is particularly bitter, but every now and then, I find something (like x-cheddar goldfish crackers - go figure) that helps cover this taste up. My doctor and pharmacist said they have never heard of this reaction, yet obviously it is more common then they say when you look at everyone with these problems on the board. I filed a complaint with the FDA for what its worth. I am finding that I am actually getting depressed and feeling panicky that I might never get rid of this side effect. I really believed that after I stopped the medication, that the problem would go away. Wish there was more information on how long it took people to get their taste back. I was only on this 10 days - Can't imagine how bad it would be if I was on longer! F 54 10 days
250 1X D
9/18/2013
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 1  Skin fungus on heel & 2 toes Ringworm looking breakouts on both legs; fatigue; very tired eyes (w/redness); gas & bloating; no concentration; knowing something is wrong but couldn't put my finger on it. Did not have any side effects until ready to start the 3rd month. Going off today and would not recommend to anyone. F 62 2 months
250mg ta 1X D
9/12/2013
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 3  Toenail fungus (3 nails) Increasing exhaustion as time went on - for most of the three months I took naps during the day to try to deal with it and I was still more and more exhausted. I'm also experiencing major mood swings. After about 6 weeks my hair began to fall out and it is still falling out as the three months are drawing to a close. I also developed severe hayfever-like symptoms even though I have never had allergies before. My eyes are very bloodshot and uncomfortable and my mind constantly feels foggy, as if I had a cold. Runny nose. My nails are starting to look better but I can't decide if it was worth it. Doctors seem not very informed about the side effects of this drug. F 31 3 months
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8/15/2013
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 2  Massive Toenail Fungus Abdominal gas, greasy bowel movements, change in taste I am suffering from a massive toenail fungus. Took Lamisil over 4 years ago and it went away, but within the last year it has come back with a vengeance. I am starting 60 days into the treatment and I have yet to see any new growth in my nails that show the fungus being arrested. My health insurance plan does not pay for the laser treatment, so I hope this works. All 10 of my toes are affected. I don;t understand why I am prone to this disease. M 43 30 days
250 1X D
8/12/2013
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 5  toe nail fungus absolutely none About 8 months ago I started laser treatments for my toe nail fungus. All ten toes got 6 treatments, one week apart. 30 days later the doctor say let's try another 2 because he sees no improvement. So 30 days later (seeing no improvement) we have another consultation and he suggests the generic equivalent of Lamisil to be taken once a day for 7 days, then 30 days later repeat, then 30 days later repeat again. So I got a prescription for 21 pills @ 250mg. I was very leery of the medication, but taking it so infrequently seemed reasonable. I am happy to say that improvement is obvious; it looks like another 30 days or so and all my nails will be good. So is it the Lamisil or laser that works? Maybe in my case both were necessary. I think in one year's time my nails will be sandal worthy. M 59 21 days
250mg 1X D
8/7/2013
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 1  Toe infection Bloating, gas, diarrhea, runny nose, dizzyness, heartburn, aches and pains, insomnia & tired. M 57 8 days
250 mg
8/3/2013

 4  My left big toe had toenail fungus I had diarrhea for 3 months, some foods tasted funny. It worked, but I was very glad to be finished. That was 3 years ago, toenail still looks great, not embarrassed to get a pedicure anymore and my toenail is beautiful!! Try it, you may not have the same trouble as listed here. F 49 3 months
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7/28/2013

 1  Ringworm , athletes foot, toe nail Still getting chest pain ( heart muscle damag?)stuff is poison M 64 3 days
30mg
7/16/2013
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 1  infected toenail see comments on 15th June and 23rd April after NO improvement and doing some research I started taking milk thistlle complex drops on Wed evening. By Sat I noticed the immediate aftertaste was almost gone and yesterday was able to have sugar in my tea and 2 glasses of wine for the first time since feb. Still not completely cured, seem to be producing quite a bit of saliva still that does not taste quite right, but at least now it is liveable with. But I would still ever take this again the misery caused and the risk is too great F 43 4 months
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7/15/2013
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 1  toenail fungus severe itching / hives This is an updated to a comment I posted a couple weeks ago - went to Allergist yesterday- have had incessant itching and hives for three weeks with no relief. Allergist explained that it isn't an allergic reaction, rather, the Lamisil likely triggered my histamines and it started a cycle that needs to be broken. He said that there is a war between histamines and anti-histamines and whichever is better represented, will prevail. In my case, there was more histamine. Anway, he said to take 2-3 zyrtec tablets every day until you are not itching for 2-3 weeks, then scale back the zyrtec until 1 tablet a week until you are off. That should take care of the itch / hive problem. I am now on my first day of being 99% itch free in three weeks. Hope this helps any others out there suffering the same. He said it is safe to considerably more than indicated on the box but you may get drowsy. Drowsy beats itchy by a long shot! Good luck. F 7 days
250 1X D
7/4/2013
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 5  Toenail fungus Week 1, I experienced a real bad headache that wouldn't go away. Gained weight FAST in one week. I don't like sugar, but I craved it madly since taking Terbinafine, thus the gain weight right? Yay, lucky me. Week 1 was the hardest mainly due to the fear of the vast reviews on the Internet and the warning label on the bottle, but after the first week the headache went away and began to have more energy than I was used to. I was fairly fit before using Terbinafine, mainly because I ate well and didn't indulge in sweets, but out of no where I had uncontrollable sugar craves. I bloated. I was very unhappy for the first month and a half until I began to see healthy life on those awful nails. All my liver panels have been normal. Oh, I did have to wait a few days for my new prescription to be filled while the doctor waited on the test results. Once I began taking them again, I once again had a headache for about a day and a half. Nothing else since. I have a couple weeks left to go and my nails are looking good considering I had this for fifteen years, but they are growing strong. I just threw out all of my old socks away, bought some sprays and Lamisil cream to be on the safe side. I am happy and can't wait to buy my first pair of sandals. F 33 10 weeks
50mg 1X D
6/26/2013
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 5  Toenail fungus Yucky ttaste in mouth....but that's it! Toenails are growing back, and I am extremely happy. Not sure why so many people are c/o feeling "poisoned." F 54 4 weeks
250 mg
6/22/2013

 2  toe fungus diarrhea. chest feels tight. sick to my stomach. the fungus is gone from 2 toes, but the one that is the worst is not really any better. Had to miss work due to being sick from meds. I am stopping them today and will just keep soaking my feet in vinager and water, that seems to help more than the meds F 55 45 days
240 mg 1X D
6/17/2013

 1  Toe nail fungus woke up on 7th day itching head to toe - welts appeared on elbows and eventually all over my body. My ears have swelled and the rashes continue to come and go after 3 days off of the medication - went to emergency yesterday, got epi pin and steroid shot - didn't work now on perscription steroids. Took medicine years ago without incident. This time, as noted, it is causing serious skin reaction. Doctors at ER were shocked that Epi and steroid didn't work. Very uncomfortable - would NEVER take again. F 45 7 days
250 1X D
6/17/2013

 1  infected toenail I wrote on 23rd April. Now been off meds nearly 7 weeks, no change. Plus I developed SCURVY due to not being able to take the taste of many fruits and veg, and have ended up on so many vitamin supplements I rattle. I am prone to depression anyway and although I'm on a high dose of meds this problem is making me feel close to the edge. Everything I drink and most things I eat taste unpleasant. If I thought for one minute I would be like this for life I would be looking into having my taste buds removed somehow and being fed by supplements, I would rather taste nothing than have this constant nasty taste in my mouth when I'm not eating and have no enjoyment from food. If you want to feel like you have no quality of life go ahead and take it. Fungal toenail can be cured by filing and applying bleach, I know it sounds drastic but not as drastic as this living h*ll I'm going through F 42 4 months
250 1X D
6/15/2013
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 3  toe nail fungus I'm taking the generic version. Experiencing very urgent, watery, diarrhea in the morning after waking up. Several times within the first hour of waking up. Occasionally happens at other times of the day as well. Didn't experience this symptom until about 3 weeks ago. I've been trying to figure out why this started, and I think it's from this medication, nothing else in my routine has changed. I've got 2 weeks left on this medication. Toe nails look some better, but big toes are worse, not sure if they are gonna grow back right or not yet, can't tell yet. F 56 10 weeks
250 mg 1X D
6/12/2013

 1  toe-nail fungus Everyone is different but this pill was simply poison to my body.. toe-nail fungus very embarrassing which something ive had since i could remember. Just be very careful using this medication. M 29 5 days
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6/10/2013
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 1  Toe fungus After taking Lamisil for 11 days as directed by my doctor I started to itch on the palms of my hands the bottom of my feet and later everywhere, I called then pharmacy and I was told that it could not be a reaction to the medicine, thank God for internet, I think the pharmacist or tech that answer my call should either go back to school or get on the internet. I was starting to think that I was going crazy. I've stopped taking it as of yesterday. I reader deal with the fungus and not the itching. F 51 90 days
250 1X D
6/6/2013
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 1  moccasins type athletes foot hives, lots of hives. stopped after 3 days of hives, that was 5 weeks ago, still have hives. never had hives in mylife before, it is he'll. so itchy. please someone, tell me when this is going to go away? it is hell. athletes foot doesn't look as bad as hives... don't use it. it didn't even reduce it. apple cider vinegar and oregano oil work better. F 35 4 weeks
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5/27/2013
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 1  Tinea barbae or face ringworm Dissociation, I felt like I was loosing control of my body; it happened while I was driving which scared the hell out of me. I suffer from shortness of breath, panic attacks, gastro-intestinal distress and lethargy. I had to stop taking Lamisil. This stuff is pure poison. M 43 18 days
250 mg 1X D
5/24/2013
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 2  Toenail fungus Side effects didn't kick in until about 6 weeks. The doctors aren't kidding when they say this drug is powerful. It make me feel very tight in the chest, slight energy loss at times but worst of all mild depression. The depression was EXTREME when I had finals and took adderall to help me study. Moral of the story DO NOT mix adderall with Lamisil and if you do, prepare yourself for the worst. M 21 3 months
1 daily
5/9/2013

 1  fungal toenails 1 month after starting had stomach upset which I did not put down to drugs, 3 weeks after that started with horrible salty/sour taste, everything tastes vile. only realised today it was lamasil, and immediately stopped. gp thought it was GERD and put me on antacids and sent me for an endoscopy. terrified I will have this for the rest of my life, Used to love food now it is a nightmare. Even when I don't eat have constant foul taste, and foamy saliva, ugh. Really affecting quality of life, can't drink alcohol, can't go out for meals, can just about tolerate tea without sugar, soup and dry crackers. Stopped meds today, praying taste comes back, have had this nearly 3 months now and am so unhappy. not worth side effects F 42 4 months
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4/23/2013
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 1  Toenail fungus athletes foot Extreme abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue. I used the spray for four nights. Began experiencing extreme abdominal pain and nausea. Lost sleep one full night due to the pain. Thought the pain was gas, but not having trouble passing gas. I then skipped two days, began feeling much better. Applied the night time gel between my toes as directed two nights ago. The abdominal discomfort returned, however not the extreme pain I'd experienced two three nights ago. I continue to eat, in spite of the nausea, to keep my energy up. I then began looking for the side effects and discovered that what I'm experiencing appears to be linked to the foot applicable forms of Lamisil. Trying tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar. NOTE...what made me look into the drug was my husbands experience 10 years ago. Extremely high liver numbers after just 3 weeks of the oral drug. STAY AWAY FROM THIS DRUG!!!!! F 43 5 days
Spray/gel 1X D
4/17/2013

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