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Erbitrax (Terbinafine)

Active Ingredient: Terbinafine
Dosage: 15 g
Route of Administration: Local
Dosage Form: Cream
Quantity per package: 1
Availibility: Out of stock

Erbitrax is used to treat infections caused by a fungus. It works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. This drug is prescribed to treat: ringworm of the body (tinea corporis); ringworm of the foot (interdigital and plantar tinea pedis; athlete’s foot); ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch); tinea versicolor (sometimes called “sun fungus”); yeast infections of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis).

Indications

Erbitrax (Terbinafine) is indicated for the treatment of fungal infections including:

  • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm of the Body)
  • Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot, including interdigital and plantar tinea pedis)
  • Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)
  • Tinea Versicolor (also known as sun fungus)
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis (Yeast infections of the skin)

Dosage

The dosage of Erbitrax (Terbinafine) depends on the form (oral, cream, or gel) and the specific type of infection being treated:

  • Oral Tablets:
    • Adults and children 12 years and older: 250 mg once daily. The duration typically ranges from 6 weeks for fingernail infections to 12 weeks for toenail infections.
  • Topical Cream/Gel:
    • Apply to the affected and surrounding area once or twice daily. The duration of treatment varies from 1 week for tinea pedis to 2 weeks for tinea corporis or tinea cruris, and up to 4 weeks for cutaneous candidiasis.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Erbitrax (Terbinafine) may include:

  • Gastrointestinal disturbances (e.g., diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, fullness)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Itchiness
  • Elevated liver enzymes (rarely leading to liver damage)
  • Taste disturbances

Contraindications

Erbitrax (Terbinafine) should not be used in patients with:

  • Hypersensitivity to terbinafine or any component of the formulation
  • Chronic or active liver disease

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Interactions

Erbitrax (Terbinafine) may interact with several types of medications, including:

  • CYP2D6 Inhibitors: Terbinafine can inhibit the enzyme CYP2D6, which may affect the metabolism of drugs metabolized by this enzyme, such as certain antidepressants and beta-blockers.
  • Rifampin: May decrease the blood levels of terbinafine.
  • Cimetidine: May increase the blood levels of terbinafine.
  • Cyclosporine: Terbinafine may increase the levels of cyclosporine.
  • Anticoagulants: There could be an increased risk of bleeding when terbinafine is taken with warfarin.