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Cream, lotion, and pills (oral)
Some types of
terbinafine cream are now available without a prescription.
Allylamines kill fungi.
You can use allylamine pills to treat
ringworm of the scalp and beard. If you use an
allylamine cream or lotion, it is important to use it along with antifungal
pills. An antifungal cream by itself will not kill ringworm.
Allylamines are an effective
treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard.
Side effects are rare when you use
allylamine creams to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard. When you use
allylamine pills, side effects may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
Complete the new medication information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you understand this medication.
December 21, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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