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Funter 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Winsome Lab Ltd
Medicine composition: Terbinafine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Sold under the brand name Lamisil, it is used in the treatment of various fungal disorders and has been proven to be effective against fungal infections such as athletes foot, jock itch, pityriasis versicolor and ringworms. It is either taken orally or is applied to the skin as a cream or an ointment.

It basically is an anti-fungus agent, but the cream and ointment also help relieve the itching, burning and cracking and scaling from the infections caused by the fungus. If it’s being used as a cream or as an ointment, it has to be applied on dry and clear skin.

Do not apply the cream/ointment on the eyes, nose, mouth or inside intimate areas. Use once daily, preferably at the same time. Avoid applying it on nails and scalps unless suggested by the doctor. Apply until the symptoms are reduced and for a few more days so that the infection does not resurface.

This medication does not pose any serious side effect, however, it is still advised to use it in moderation. Serious drug allergies are rare.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This medication is prescribed when the patient suffers from a fungal infection that is spreading around the affected area. Since it’s a fungal infection its better if treated earlier. It is also a communicable disease and can be easily transferred from one person to the other.

Patients suffering from liver conditions are to consult doctors before taking this medication.

In addition to its intended effect, Funter 250 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Bleeding and bruising Moderate Rare
Peeling and blistering of skin Major Rare
Yellowing of skin and eyes Moderate Less Common
Dark colored urine Moderate Less Common
Loss of appetite Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?

Both the effects of the ointment/cream and tablets are roughly between 12-24 hours. The symptons may begin to resurface after that period of time.

What is the onset of action?

. The effect is usually felt within an hour of application or after taken orally. It takes roughly about 2-3 weeks for it to completely clear the fungus and about 6 weeks in case of toenails.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Generally safe for use, it is only recommended only if clearly needed.

Is it habit forming?

No this drug is not known to be addictive, however, one should not prolong the use of this medicine after 2 weeks since start.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

The drug passes through milk while breast feeding, when taken orally. It is not known if the drug passes through breast-milk when applied as an ointment/cream.

Is It safe with alcohol?

No it is not safe with alcohol.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Yes, it is safe to drive if you have applied the ointment/cream , though some drivers have reported to feel dizzy or giddly if they have take the tablets oraly.

Does this affect kidney function?

Kidney functions are not know to be affected.

Does this affect liver function?

People suffering from Liver problems are not advised to take this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Funter 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?

Do not overapply the ointment if missed the previous time. Do not take more that one tablet per day.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Though overdose is not very common, Consulting a doctor is highly recommended.

India
United States
Japan
Funter 250 MG Tablet decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease

This medicine is not at all recommend for people suffering from Liver diseases.

Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol

The medicine reacts with alcohol

Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Moderate

Most interactions of trebinafine with other drugs seem to increase and enhance them. Drugs such as Fluconazole, Cymbalta, Metoprolol Succinate ER, Norco . Its is advisable to Consult your doctor before starting a combination of any medicines.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Can I use terbinafine tablets 250 and terbinafine cream together for fungal infection near inner thigh? Please suggest.

Diploma In Skin Aesthetics, BHMS, Certificate Course in Skin & Vinereal Disease
Dermatologist, Pune
Can I use terbinafine tablets 250 and terbinafine cream together for fungal infection near inner thigh? Please suggest.
Hello lybrate-user yes you can use. Kindly visit a doctor nearby as they can guide for how long. As anti fungals have certain dosage.
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How to use lulizol cream with when and how terbinaforce (terbinafine HCL cream 1%)?Please suggest me something for that.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to use lulizol cream with when and how terbinaforce (terbinafine HCL cream 1%)?Please suggest me something for that.
I will suggest you to apply zole ointment at night over the lesion and apply candid powder in morning and follow up after two weeks
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I have been suffering ringworm. I have used many tablet and ointment like terbinafine, fluconazole, ofloxacin and many more. Still I am nt able to treat. Help me for solution.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
use surfaz sn ointment daily in night for 4 weeks. candid powder daily after bath for one month. it will help you.

I am suffering from ringworm on ny thighs and stomach and I am using terbinafine cream. Is it a steroid.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Yes, This cream will give you temporary relief .and your problem will increase day by day .its better to take permanent cure in homoeopathy .consult online for treatment.

Is it possible to take terbinafine with other drugs like levosiz and i-tyza itraconazole? Actually I am suffering from ringworm.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
No. Fungal infection or Ring worm. When occurs in groin, called as jock itch. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds. It's mostly circular or round in appearance. May be red or black in colour. Treatment depending on the type and severity. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it. As it has to be differentiated from eczema and infection, its a must to see and confirm the diagnosis for proper treatment. So, please send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Popular Health Tips

White Scaly Patches On Skin - Can It Be A Sign Of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

MD - Dermatology , Fellowship in Hair Transplant
Dermatologist, Nashik
White Scaly Patches On Skin - Can It Be A Sign Of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a dermatological disorder that is characterized by the appearance of itchy, red rashes and flaky scales. The symptoms are similar to those of eczema, psoriasis or an allergic reaction. The disease usually affects the scalp and the body. It is not a serious disorder, but it can end up being a cosmetic concern.

Symptoms
The symptoms of this disorder include appearance of skin flakes on the scalp (dandruff), redness of the skin, an itchy skin and crusting of the eyelids. It can affect one’s daily activities because of the irritation that it entails. In case of babies, it is often mistaken for diaper rashes.

Possible triggers
The exact cause of this disorder is not known. Certain factors are known to trigger the symptoms of this disorder; them being:

  • Stress
  • Yeast infection
  • Genetic structure
  • Weather
  • Medical conditions

Certain medical conditions such as acne, AIDS, depression and rosacea increase the risks of seborrheic dermatitis significantly.

Treatments
The treatments for seborrheic dermatitis include using medicated shampoos, lotions and creams. The various treatment options that are available for seborrheic dermatitis have been listed below:

  1. Antifungal medications: Antifungal medicated pills such as ‘terbinafine’ are prescribed to treat this disorder. They may also be used as an ingredient in shampoos.
  2. Inflammation controlling creams and shampoos: Corticosteroids such as ‘desonide’, ‘hydrocortisone’ and ‘fluocinolone’ are often prescribed to treat seborrheic dermatitis. However, a prolonged usage of these topical creams and shampoos might cause skin thinning.
  3. Antibacterial medications: Certain antibacterial gels or creams can be used such as ‘metronidazole’.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Fungal Infections ( Ringworm) - Prevention And Cure

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

FUNGAL INFECTION -RINGWORM JOCK ITCH TREATMENT IN DELHI

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

Q: Are fungal infections communicable/ contagious?

Answer: Not really . The spores are everywhere and can easily start to grow in warm body parts like the body folds and private parts.  Families who share towels, have pets at home might caught the fungal infections because the spores shift from one to another .

Q: Is fungal infection and eczema are the same?

Answer: Fungal infections are caused by fungal spores and is an infection while eczema is a condition of skin when oozing and crusting occurs as a result of excessive scratching. Irritation can occur because of dryness or at time allergies. Eczema is not an infection.

Q: What is the best treatment for Fungal infections like Tinea Cruris?

Answer: The best treatment for fungal infections like Tinea Cruris of Joc Itch consists of oral and topical antifungals. Various oral antifungals used to treat tinea cruris in Delhi, India inculde Fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole etc. Topical treatment options include creams containing luliconazole, ketoconazole, eberconazole, terbinafine , clotrimazole etc.

Q: Which is the best cream available cream for treating tinea cruris in Delhi, INDIA? 

Answer: Fungal Infections like tinea cruris or jock itch have become so common n Delhi, India because of the rampant use of over the counter creams by people. These creams contain steroids and other drugs which suppress the infection and as soon as the patient stops these creams the fungal infection comes back. Such use of OTC creams for Tinea infection in Delhi, India has led to drug resistant Tinea and other fungal infection. Even Dermatologist sfind it difficult to treat such Fungal infections at times.

So one should avoid self medication and visit a specialist for a complete cure of the condition.

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Fungal Infection Of Skin And Its Treatment!

MD , MBBS
Dermatologist, Jaipur
Fungal Infection Of Skin And Its Treatment!

Your skin is the largest and most sensitive organ of your body. Funguses that live in the human body especially armpits, groin area, nails, and feet, cause fungal skin infections. Weak immunity is the leading cause, with over 300 million people fighting fungal infections globally, every year.

Some of the common types of fungal skin infections are-

• Athlete’s foot- Also known as Tenia pedis, Athlete’s foot occurs when the tenia fungus begins to grow on your feet. It is most commonly associated with athletes because it grows in warm and moist climates such as in socks, near swimming pools and in locker rooms.

Symptoms of athlete’s foot –

  1. Infected area becomes soft and layers of skin begin to peel off
  2. Redness, blisters, and cracking of skin

Treatment includes applying of topical antifungal ointments such as terbinafine while, severe cases may require oral medication.

• Ringworm – Ringworm is a highly contagious skin infection and is spread by person-to-person or pet to person contact. The fungus can also spread through infected towel, clothes, and mud.

Symptoms of Ringworm –

  1. Red itchy patches on the skin which develop into raised ring like bumps
  2. Formation of scales on the patches

Treatment of the infection includes medicines like miconazole.

• Jock ‘s itch- Also known as Tinea Cruris, these fungi thrive in moist and warm areas of the body such as the groin, inner thighs and buttocks.

Symptoms of Jock’s itch –

  1. Itchy red circular rashes over the body and burning
  2. Chafing and peeling of the infected area

Treatment includes prescribed medication and maintaining personal hygiene.

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to fungal infections. Visit a doctor at the first signs of infection. A medical exam is the best way to detect the cause of a skin infection.

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Fungal Infection On Scalp - Ways To Treat It!

MBBS, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology, Fellow Hair Transplant Surgery
Trichologist, Pune
Fungal Infection On Scalp - Ways To Treat It!

Ringworm of the scalp usually affects children. This is a common type of a fungal infection of the scalp and has nothing t-d-with the worms as the name suggests. This is treated with antifungal medications and though the antifungal shampo-is not to-effective, it might be advised along with medication.

Causes of scalp ringworm:

1. Most of the times a ringworm infection is caught by person t-person through sharing towels and touching. The fungi and its spores can remain alive on brushes, combs, sheets, furniture and unwashed towels for long. Some people are only carriers of fungi, meaning that they carry the fungi and its spores in their hair and skin but d-not have any infection and symptoms. But they might pass these fungi t-others wh-may develop the symptoms.

2.  From pets like cats and dogs wh-are very prone t-fungal infection of the skin. They easily pass their infection t-children and other family members. Farms animals are als-a source of fungal infection 
and if the farm gate is touched where the infected cattle pass, is enough t-cause infection.

3. Also at times, there is no reason and fungi infection can just happen out of the blue. Like for example, the fungi spores can get transmitted through air, they might get int-the air by an infected person and land on someone else's head. This can develop int-fungi and cause infection.

Symptoms of scalp ringworm:

1. The infection looks more like dandruff, a severe form of dandruff in different parts of the scalp. This is often mistaken t-be psoriasis.

2. In some infection there is loss of hair leading t-bald patches. These patches become scaly and inflamed. The patches might have broken off small hair.

3. Several painful pustules and boils occur on the scalp

4. In severe infection there is boggy swelling of some part of the scalp, which is known as kerion. This might be tender and oozing, and if not treated can lead t-hair loss and permanent scarring.

5. In severe infections like with pustules and kerion, one might develop high fever and the glands of the neck might swell. 

Treatment of scalp ringworm:

The treatment of the fungal infection of the scalp involves the following:

1. Antifungal Medicines: These are usually taken in the form of tablets. The following are advised:
2. Griseofulvin: This is often the first choice and a course of 8-12 weeks is required. The tablet can be crushed and taken with water.
3. Terbinafine: The course for this is four weeks and is important t-complete the course in order t-get rid of the infection.

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Fungal Infection on Scalp: How to Treat It?

IAT, BHMS
Trichologist, Mumbai
Fungal Infection on Scalp: How to Treat It?

Ringworm of the scalp usually affects children. This is a common type of a fungal infection of the scalp and has nothing to do with the worms as the name suggests. This is treated with antifungal medications and though the antifungal shampo-is not to-effective, it might be advised along with medication.

Causes of scalp ringworm:

  • Most of the times a ringworm infection is transfered from person to person through sharing towels and touching. The fungi and its spores can remain alive on brushes, combs, sheets, furniture and unwashed towels for long. Some people are only carriers of fungi, meaning that they carry the fungi and its spores in their hair and skin but do not have any infection and symptoms. But they might pass the fungi to others who may develop the symptoms.
  • It spreads from pets like cats and dogs who are very prone to fungal infection of the skin. They easily pass their infection to children and other family members. Farm animals are also a source of fungal infection and if the farm gate is touched from where the infected cattle passes, it is enough to cause infection.
  • Also at times there is no reason and fungi infection can just happen out of the blue. Like for example, the fungi spores can get transmitted through air, they might get into the air by an infected person and land on someone else's head. This can develop into fungi and can cause infection.

Symptoms of scalp ringworm:

  1. The infection looks more like dandruff, a severe form of dandruff in different parts of the scalp. This is often mistaken to be psoriasis.
  2. In some infection there is loss of hair leading to bald patches. These patches become scaly and inflamed. The patches might have broken off small hair.
  3. Several painful pustules and boils occur on the scalp
  4. In severe infection there is boggy swelling on some part of the scalp, which is known as kerion. This might be tender and oozing and if not treated can lead to hair loss and permanent scarring.
  5. In severe infections like with pustules and kerion, one might develop high fever and the glands of the neck might swell. 

Treatment of scalp ringworm:
The treatment of the fungal infection of the scalp involves the following:

  1. Antifungal Medicines: These are usually taken in the form of tablets and following are advised:
  2. Griseofulvin: This is often the first choice and a course of 8-12 weeks is required. The tablet can be crushed and taken with water.
  3. Terbinafine: The course for this is four weeks and is important to complete the course in order to get rid of the infection.
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About Funter 250 MG Tablet
When is Funter 250 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Funter 250 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Funter 250 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Funter 250 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Funter 250 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Funter 250 MG Tablet approved?
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Funter 250 MG Tablet ?