Lamisil pills are an antifungal medicine that fights infections caused by fungal infections. Lamisil tablets are used to help curing infection caused by fungal infections that develop on the nails of fingers and toes. The medication is also used in treating the fungus that develops on the scalp of children of at least 4 years. Being lipophilic makes it able to collect at the fungal infected points of the nails thus curing it.
Lamisil pills are also called as Terbinafine Hydrochloride which is a white crystalline powder freely soluble in methanol, dichloromethane, ethanol, and also to some extent in water. Similar to other allylamines, Terbinafine is capable of inhibiting squalene epoxidase which is an enzyme that is part of the pathway of the cell membrane synthesis. The medicine prevents the conversion of squalene to lanosterol so it cannot be synthesized. It causes change in the permeability of the cell membrane, causing fungal cell lysis.
Generic Lamisil pills is sold in various countries around the world to treat fungal infection. Terbinafine can be applied to the skin directly or taken in the form of pills. It performs its function by interfering with the fungal abilities to develop chemicals known as sterols that are significant part of the membrane which surrounds fungal cells and holds them together. This weakens the cell membrane deliberately. Oral terbinafine is more effective for the treatment of fungal nail infections. The Food and Drug Association approved the drug by 1993. Terbinafine tablets were approved later in the year 1996. Terbinafine has been highly beneficial in curing the fungal infections of the nails and scalp. Its approval by the FDA has shown its efficiency in the curbing of these fungal infections.