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would Lamisil (terbinafine) affect efficiency of my

By Anonymous November 22, 2016 - 6:36pm
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I have a fungal infection in my big toe, and unfortunately it seems to be spreading to two other toes. I went to a dermatologist, and she recommended terbinafine (basically Lamisil, but under another brand) to take twice a day, seven days a week every 30 days.
However I take birth control (Gynera brand) and I am absolutely paranoid about getting pregnant. She said that this medication would 'least affect it' (her words) but I should still use other forms of protection, just in case, like condoms. I just wanted to know if Lamisil could possibly affect the efficiency of my birth control? and how much? should i possibly look to use a third form of birth control?


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Hi Maryann!
Once again, thank you for responding to my question. I'm very glad to hear that there doesn't seem to be much interaction between the medication and Gynera. I'll still try to take necessary precautions, and maybe look for other forms of birth control protection.

November 25, 2016 - 12:12pm

Hello RK,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. In researching to answer your question, I could not find an interaction between Lamisil and Gynera. I defer to your physician's comment that the prescribed antifungal medication would have the least effect on your birth control pills.

It would be wise to have your partner use a condom at least until you have stopped using the antifungal medication for at least one week. Just to be safe.


November 23, 2016 - 7:47am
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