Terbinafine is a medication used to treat fungal infections especially those of the skin, hair, and nails in cats and dogs. It works by stopping the growth of fungal cells and killing those fungal cells.
Terbinafine is very well tolerated, but may be associated with a few side effects. If vomiting is an issue, give terbinafine with food. Giving with food can reduce the chance of vomiting and upset stomach.
Possible adverse effects of Terbinafine:
It is important to finish the entire course when giving your pet terbinafine. It may take a long time for the fungal infection to resolve. Talk with your pet's veterinarian regarding the use of terbinafine and how long you will need to treat your animal’s fungal infection.
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Q:Is there a liquid form of this Terbinafine? Vet suggested putting 3/4 (dose for my dog) of the 250 mg tablet in peanut butter. My dog licked the peanut butter off and spit out the pill. She is much better with liquid.
A:It looks like a liquid is available however it is a compounded medication. It is not commercially available. We do not currently compound this medication so you would need to see if there is a compounding pharmacy that would be able make it for you.
Q:What is the prophylactic dose of terbinifine for aspergillius in birds of prey?
A:The choice to provide terbinafine as prophylactic antifungal therapy for prevention of aspergillosis in birds will be determined by your veterinarian. Additional studies are needed to determine the safety and treatment efficacy of terbinafine for this indication as limited data is available. Your veterinarian will be the best resource to determine the prophylactic dose you are requesting.
Q:Is it best to give Terbinafine HCL 250mg tablets, to my dog, on an empty stomach?
Q:Is 250mg the smallest mg pill that is sold. I will be halfing that into forths for my 3.5 lb Yorkie dog.
A:In a tablet form, the 250mg strength is the smallest.
Q:what is the dosage for a 150 lb dog ?
A:Terbinafine is a prescription antifungal medication that is available in both oral and topical dosage forms. The dosage for your dog will depend on many factors such as type and severity of infection, previous drug therapies that may have been used, and your pet’s health history. We recommend contacting your veterinarian for the correct dosage and the duration of therapy required.
Q:Is this the exact same medicine as Lamisil that humans use to treat Fungal infections?