Terbinafine (lamisil) side effects

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I have been taking Terbinafine for a fungal infection in my toe nails. I was taking it for 3 months, the first 2 months gave no problem. But for the last month, I started getting aches and pain in my shoulders and upper arms (flu like muscle pain). They seem worse at night, or if I try to do any excercise like press ups.

I saw the dooctor and he advised that I stop taking the Terbinafine to see if the problem stops.

I stopped taking the medicine 3 weeks ago and although the pains are better, they still haven't gone completely. I'm getting fed up with waking in the night with the pain and wonderd if anyone else had similar side effects and if so, how long did they take to stop after stopping the medicne?

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    I had side effects from Terbinafine & we put in a yellow card to report them.

    If you go to a website that deals with drugs you will find that less common side effects are listed as joint pains & body aches & pains.

    It takes a while for the drug to leave your system  & even when it has gone from your system, you might need to take something to help with the pain for a little while.

    I'll pm  you a link

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    If you search for 'Terbinafine biological half-life' you will find it ranges from 200 - 400 hours.

    I felt unwell while taking Lamisil tablets and swore myself never to take this medication again.

    Some time after the course of Lamisil the nail fungus reoccurred in one of my toe nails and I managed to get rid of it by applying an occlusive bandage with Lamisil cream every night.

    I had no side effects when applying Lamisil locally but this method might be inconvenient if several nails are affected.

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