What do you want to do?
Lamisil is a type of medication used to treat a variety of fungal infections. It contains the active ingredient terbinafine and is part of the anti-fungal group of treatments.
Answer a few questions about your health, and our experts will advise you on the right treatments for you. Order Lamisil online, on subscription.
We know health, but you know you.
Our experts tell you what’s safe, but you decide what’s best.
Answer a few questions and tell us about yourself. Get tailored advice from our clinicians so you can choose better.
Choose your treatment and how often you have it delivered.
We know things change. It’s the nature of life. We’ll check in regularly to make sure your treatment is still right for you.
Pause. Change. Skip. Start again. Any time you like.
Brilliant service as usual !!
My enquiry and eventual purchase was made easy and very professionally handled…
A very professional service. Effucuebt and reliable. My medication was despatched the next day. Would highly recommend this service.
Prompt professional no hassle service with speedy delivery and reasonable prices. Very pleased
Quick delivery and good thorough communication
The website was easy to use and I was kept informed by email through the process. Couldn’t believe how quick the whole process was . My much needed medication was delivered the next day ! Will definitely be signposting friends and family and will also use this service again, thank you .
Fungal Nail: Here are some other options.
Lamisil is an antifungal treatment. It can treat a range of different infections, like ringworm, athlete’s foot and nail infections. Lamisil is the branded version of terbinafine and it comes as a spray, gel, tablet or cream. The tablets are used for fungal nail infections and more serious symptoms of athlete’s foot. The cream, gel and spray are used for ringworm and minor cases of athlete’s foot.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects your feet. It usually appears as itchy, white patches or cracked skin, mainly between the toes. Ringworm is another type of fungal infection. It causes a ring-shaped, red or silver rash to appear on your skin. Fungal nail infections cause the nails to become brittle and yellow, grey or brown.
The active ingredient in Lamisil is terbinafine. Terbinafine is part of a group of medicines called antifungals. Antifungals stop the fungus that’s growing on your body from reproducing.
Lamisil works by attacking a compound inside the fungus cells called ergosterol and creating too much of a compound called squalene. This makes the fungus unable to multiply and damages the membrane of the cells. Your body can then clear up any remaining infection.
There are four types of Lamisil available. There’s a cream, a spray, a gel and 250mg tablets. The cream, spray and gel all contain 1% of the active ingredient terbinafine.
You’ll usually take the tablets once a day for anywhere between two weeks and six months, depending on your symptoms. The spray is used once a day for one week. The cream and gel are used one to two times a day for up to two weeks. Our clinician will help you find the right dose for you.
Evaluation of 6 weeks treatment of terbinafine in tinea unguium in a double-blind trial comparing 6 and 12 weeks therapy. The Lagos V Study Group. The British Journal of Dermatology, 136(5), pp.737–742. [Accessed 2 Nov. 2021]
Efficacy and safety of terbinafine 500 mg once daily in patients with dermatophytosis. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 62(4), p.395
Terbinafine 250mg Tablet - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc).
You should always listen to the advice of our clinician when you’re taking Lamisil. If you’re unsure about how to use it, just sign in to your account and send our clinician a message.
The way you take Lamisil will depend on whether you’re taking the tablet, cream, spray or gel.
Lamisil tablet instructions
The cream, spray and gel normally begin to work within a week. The tablets take a little longer and you’ll usually feel their positive effects between two weeks and a few months. This is because the tablets are used if your symptoms are worse, so there’s more of the infection to fight off.
Try to keep up a regular routine when taking any kind of Lamisil treatment. You might want to set alarms to make sure you don’t forget to use it. If you do forget a dose, just skip it and continue as normal. If you forget to take a tablet, don’t take two next time to make up for it.
How we source info.
When we present you with stats, data, opinion or a consensus, we’ll tell you where this came from. And we’ll only present data as clinically reliable if it’s come from a reputable source, such as a state or government-funded health body, a peer-reviewed medical journal, or a recognised analytics or data body. Read more in our editorial policy.
Have something specific you want to know? Search our info below, or ask our experts a question if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
If you made a mistake on the gender selection, you can amend this by pressing 'Cancel' below and changing your gender. If you entered the correct gender but made a mistake on the treatment category selection, you can choose a different category by pressing 'Choose other treatment' below.
Submit your question here, or tell us if you’ve found an issue on our site.
We’ll get back to you very soon. We aim to respond to all queries in one working day.
You’re signed up to our newsletter. Keep an eye on your inbox for our latest update.
You can continue as a guest, or sign in with your Treated account if you have one.