Lamisil is an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections that affect the fingernails or toenails. Lamisil contains antifungal compound terbinafine hydrochloride. It is prescribed for the treatment of onychomycosis of the fingernail or toenail due to dermatophytes (tinea unguium). Unfortunately nail fungal infections are very hard to treat because fungus lives beneath the nail and is very difficult to reach.
Fungus infections often get worse and sometimes spread to other fingernails and it is very important to start the treatment ASAP.
That is why it should be applied for a long period of time (6 weeks for fingernail fungus and 12 weeks for toenail fungus).
Lamisil does not cure immediately.
Lamisil tablets are extremely effective oral treatment (for more detailed information look here) of fingernail and toenail fungus. It is among couple of fungus treatments that work at all. Pharmacists observe a lot of people that get perfect results with Lamisil cream too in contrary other products that offer only big promises but never work.
The only unpleasant thing is the price. Brand name Lamisil tablets are not cheap (about $14.00 per pill), Lamisil cream is also expensive. That is why the majority of consumers buy generic alternatives that work not worse. However, due to its powerful action it worth every penny.