LAMISIL SIDE EFFECTS

  • Generic Name: terbinafine
  • Brand Name: Lamisil
Last updated on MDtodate: 10/7/2022

SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The most frequently reported adverse events observed in the 3 US/Canadian placebo-controlled trials are listed in the table below. The adverse events reported encompass gastrointestinal symptoms (including diarrhea, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain), liver test abnormalities, rashes, urticaria, pruritus, and taste disturbances. Changes in the ocular lens and retina have been reported following the use of Lamisil Tablets in controlled trials. The clinical significance of these changes is unknown. In general, the adverse events were mild, transient, and did not lead to discontinuation from study participation.

 

Adverse Event Discontinuation
Lamisil Tablets (%)
n=465
Placebo (%)
n=137
Lamisil Tablets (%)
n=465
Placebo (%)
n=137
Headache 12.9 9.5 0.2 0.0
Gastrointestinal Symptoms:
Diarrhea 5.6 2.9 0.6 0.0
Dyspepsia 4.3 2.9 0.4 0.0
Abdominal Pain 2.4 1.5 0.4 0.0
Nausea 2.6 2.9 0.2 0.0
Flatulence 2.2 2.2 0.0 0.0
Dermatological Symptoms:
Rash 5.6 2.2 0.9 0.7
Pruritus 2.8 1.5 0.2 0.0
Urticaria 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Liver Enzyme Abnormalities* 3.3 1.4 0.2 0.0
Taste Disturbance 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.0
Visual Disturbance 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.0
*Liver enzyme abnormalities ≥ 2x the upper limit of normal range.

 

Postmarketing Experience

The following adverse events have been identified during postapproval use of Lamisil Tablets. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, severe neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia.

Immune system disorders: Serious hypersensitivity reactions e.g., angioedema and allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis), precipitation and exacerbation of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, serum sickness-like reaction

Psychiatric disorders: Anxiety and depressive symptoms independent of taste disturbance have been reported with use of Lamisil Tablets. In some cases, depressive symptoms have been reported to subside with discontinuance of therapy and to recur with reinstitution of therapy.

Nervous system disorders: Cases of taste disturbance, including taste loss, have been reported with the use of Lamisil Tablets. It can be severe enough to result in decreased food intake, weight loss, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Cases of smell disturbance, including smell loss, have been reported with the use of Lamisil Tablets [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. Cases of paresthesia and hypoesthesia have been reported with the use of Lamisil Tablets.

Eye disorders: Visual field defects, reduced visual acuity

Ear and labyrinth disorders: Hearing impairment, vertigo, tinnitus

Vascular disorders: Vasculitis

Gastrointestinal disorders: Pancreatitis, vomiting

Hepatobiliary disorders: Cases of liver failure some leading to liver transplant or death , idiosyncratic and symptomatic hepatic injury. Cases of hepatitis, cholestasis, and increased hepatic enzymes have been seen with the use of Lamisil Tablets.

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Serious skin reactions [e.g., Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, bullous dermatitis, and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome] , acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, psoriasiform eruptions or exacerbation of psoriasis, photosensitivity reactions, hair loss

Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Rhabdomyolysis, arthralgia, myalgia

General disorders and administration site conditions: Malaise, fatigue, influenza-like illness, pyrexia

Investigations: Altered prothrombin time (prolongation and reduction) in patients concomitantly treated with warfarin and increased blood creatine phosphokinase have been reported.

 

SRC: NLM .